September 11-13, 2012

MSU Management Education Center
811 W. Square Lake Road
Troy, MI

» About

» Welcome
» Sponsors
» Contributors
» Schedule
» Abstracts
» Speaker Bios
» Program Guide
» R&D Center Tours

Keynotes & Panel Discussions

» Keynote Speakers
» Panel Discussions


» Best Paper Awards
» Student Scholarship Awards
» Student Poster Competition
» Most Innovative Composite Part Award
» Composites Person of the Year Award

Technical Papers by Session

    » Advances in Composite Reinforcement Technologies
    » Advances in Thermoplastic Composites
    » Advances in Thermoset Composites
    » Business Trends & Technology Solutions
    » Bio- & Natural-Fiber Composites
    » Challenges & Opportunities with Carbon Composites
    » Enabling Technologies
    » Nanocomposites
    » Preforming Technologies
    » Technology Readiness: European Composites Innovations
    » Virtual Prototyping & Testing of Composites

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This CD contains the technical program for the 12th-Annual SPE® Automotive Composites Conference & Exhibition (ACCE®), the world's leading automotive composites forum.

Please click on the links on the left-hand column to learn more about this year's conference or access the technical program.
  • "About" provides links for the conference and the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE®).
  • "Welcome" contains an overview by event chair, Creig Bowland.
  • "Sponsors" salutes our sponsors & exhibitors who make the ACCE possible.
  • "Contributors" shows the team that put the conference together.
  • "Schedule" lists the technical program by day, session, and room.
  • "Abstracts" contains mini-abstracts for each keynote and technical presentation.
  • "Speaker Bios" provides short biographical information about our keynote and regular session speakers.
  • "Program Guide" provides the complete conference guide.
  • "Keynote Speakers" offers short overviews for each keynote topic or the speaker's presentation.
  • "Panel Discussions" provides a purpose statement and lists moderator and panelists for both panel discussions.
  • "Best Papers" honors the 2012 SPE ACCE Best Paper Award winners.
  • "Scholarships" introduces the newest SPE ACCE Graduate-Level Scholarship winners.
  • "Posters" announces the SPE Student Poster Competition to be held at the show.
  • "Parts" describes the new SPE ACCE Part Innovation Competition.
  • "Composites Person of the Year" announces the SPE Composites Division's Composites Person of the Year award winner.
  • Under "Technical Papers by Session" select a session to view content for each technical track. Once that page loads, click on the PDF icon next to a given topic to view the paper, presentation, or abstract that was available at press time.

Access content from previous SPE ACCE conferences .

For more information on the SPE Automotive Composites Conference, visit or write the SPE Automotive Division, 1800 Crooks Road, Suite A, Troy MI 48084, USA.

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