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ABC 2009 25th Annual Blow Molding Conference

October 7th & 8th, 2009
James B. Henry Center for Executive Development
Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan

The SPE Blow Mold Division will be hosting its annual conference for the Blow Molding Industry this fall on the campus of Michigan State University. Technical sessions and exhibits will be held in the James B. Henry Center for Executive Development, a newly constructed, state-of-the-art conference center, just minutes from Michigan’s state capitol. Guided tours of Bekum America Corporation will be conducted in addition to the regular program.

The conference will feature speakers who cover industry segments in both packaging and industrial applications. From resin developments to machinery innovations to automation, design and safety, no topic will be missed. Attendees to past conferences have expressed great satisfaction regarding the breadth and depth of information they were exposed to during these conferences.

New This Year!  Plastics 101 Mini-Sessions

Comprehensive instruction focusing on the technology, processes, troubleshooting and methodologies of blow molding. Led by industry experts, these sessions will provide invaluable tips, suggestions and solutions for such areas as:

  • Continuous Extrusion
  • Accumulator Head
  • IBM
  • Stretch Blow (reheat)
  • Polyolefins and PET 101
  • Design for Blow Molding
  • Co-Extrusion and Engineered Polymers

The SPE Blow Molding Division’s annual awards will be presented at dinner, which will recognize student scholarships and student design winners. A special segment of the evening will be dedicated to the Division’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

Click here for the ABC2009 Conference Flyer.

Why Attend This Conference?

This conference has been structured to provide blow molding machine suppliers, machinery users, resin suppliers, converters and brand owners (operators, engineers, plant managers, operations managers, purchasing personnel and corporate officers) the opportunity to interact and gain valuable insight regarding blow molding needs and innovations. You will find multiple topics that will provide information to better perform your job; manage your business; and plan for future needs of your customers.

Conference Venue

The James B. Henry Center for Executive Development
3535 Forest Road, Lansing, MI 48910-3831
Ph: (517) 353-4350
Fx: (517) 353-0796
MSU Henry Center

Conference Registration Form

Click here for the 2009 Conference Registration Form

Guest Speaker Opportunities

If you are interested in presenting a topic at this year’s conference, please click here for a Speaker Abstract Form.  You can review the Speaker Guidelines and Presentation Requirements here.

Sponsorship and Exhibit Opportunities

Support this year’s event by participating as a sponsor/exhibitor.
Click here for information.


Candlewood Suites is attached to the James B. Henry Center conference facility. For reservation information at the Candlewood Suites and other hotel options, please click here.


Capital City Airport, Lansing, Michigan
(15 miles from the James B. Henry Center for Executive Development)
Fly Lansing

Detroit Metropolitan Airport
2800 Midfield Drive, Detroit, MI
(90 minutes from the James B. Henry Center for Executive Development)
Detroit Metro Airport

Bishop International Airport (FNT)
G-3425 West Bristol Road
Flint, MI 48507-3183  (54 miles Northeast of the James B. Henry Center)
Bishop Airport