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ABC 2013 29th Annual Blow Molding Conference October 8th & 9th, 2013

Crowne Plaza Atlanta Perimeter at Ravinia Atlanta, GA.

The Crowne Plaza Atlanta Perimeter at Ravinia will be the site for the 2013 Annual Blow Molding Conference. The conference will feature industry speakers presenting segments in both packaging and industrial applications. From resin developments to machinery innovations to automation, design and safety, no topic will be missed. Attendees of past ABC conferences have expressed their enthusiasm regarding the breadth and depth of information they were exposed to during this even

Why Atlanta?

Centrally located, Atlanta is the largest city in the Southeast, within driving distance of many plastics related businesses and manufacturing sites.  Hartsfield Jackson International Airport is a state-of-the-art airport with non-stop service to hundred of cities across the U.S. and the globe. There are also a number of companies in and around Atlanta with blow molding operations: The Clorox Company, Sidel, Inc., Nissei ASB Company, Silgan Plastics Corporation, Evenflo Company, Inc., Coca Cola, Constar International Inc., Consolidated Container Company,  Alpla Inc., and CKS Packaging Inc. , to name a few.

Speaker Opportunities

If you are interested in presenting a topic at this year’s conference, please send an abstract and bio to:

Sponsorship and Exhibits

Sponsorship and Exhibit Opportunities

Highlight your company’s profile at the conference and support the SPE Blow Molding Division. Your sponsorship dollars provide educational grants to students, help recruit new members to the Division and support the Annual Blow Molding Conference—an unparalleled networking platform for current and prospective blow molding professionals. Contact Deirdre Turner

Plastics 101 Mini-Sessions

“Plastics 101’s” return this year with new presenters and topics. These comprehensive mini-sessions featured 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:

  • Shuttle Blow Molding Technology
  • Recip Screw Technology
  • Single State and Two-Stage Stretch Blow Molding
  • Overview of Accumulator Heads
  • IBM Process, Concept and Possible Applications
  • HDPE 101 for Blow Molding
  • Overview of PET
  • Screw Design 101
  • Industrial Mold Design
  • Multilayer Large Blow Molding for Packaging and Industrial Applications
  • Bio-Based PET Technology
  • Calcium Carbonate Basics and Additives
  • Energy Savings and Efficiencies
  • Blow Molding Engineering Thermoplastics

The SPE Blow Molding Division’s annual awards will be presented at the reception and awards program 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.

Conference Venue

MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS NOW!Crowne Plaza Atlanta Perimeter at Ravinia 4355 Ashford Dunwoody Road Atlanta, GA  30346



The Crowne Plaza Atlanta Perimeter at Ravinia (A) is located 27 miles from Hartsfield Jackson International Airport (B). Take I-85 NORTH through downtown Atlanta, take GA 400 NORTH (exit 87, toll road – .50 cents), go NORTH to I-285 EAST (Exit 4A) Proceed to Exit 29, turn LEFT on Ashford-Dunwoody Rd and cross the bridge. The Crowne Plaza Ravinia will be on your right.