Professional Associations

American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM)
ASTM is a not-for-profit organization that provides a forum for producers, users, ultimate consumers, and those having a general interest (representatives of government and academia) to meet on common ground and write standards for materials, products, systems, and services.

Automotive Design & Composites, Ltd.
Automotive Design & Composites, Ltd. designs, engineers, prototypes, develops and produces, in limited volume, components and vehicles made from advanced composite materials.

Automotive Recyclers Association
The ARA is the only global organization dedicated to the efficient removal and reuse of automotive parts, and the safe disposal of inoperable motor vehicles.

Canadian Plastics Industry Association
The Canadian Plastics Industry Association strives to advance the prosperity and international competitiveness of the Canadian plastics industry in an environmentally and socially responsible manner.

Center for Automotive Research
The Center for Automotive Research was created to conduct research in significant issues related to the future direction of the global automotive industry and organize and conduct forums of value to the automotive community.

Keep California Beautiful
Keep California Beautiful (KCB) is a nonprofit environmental education organization, chartered by the state of California in 1990. By actively developing and coordinating business, government and public partnerships, KCB encourages grassroots responsibility for California's environment by promoting cleanup, beautification, recycling and waste reduction efforts.

PlasticsEurope is the only European trade association headquartered in Brussels with representatives across all European Union’s 27 member states. PlasticsEurope has developed close partnerships with sister associations that represent the European plastics manufacturing chain, which includes 50,000 converters and over 1,000 machinery manufacturers as well. PlasticsEurope is the official voice of the European plastics manufacturers.

Plastics Institute of America
The Plastics Institute of America is a not for profit organization whose members come from industry, academia, and government. Its primary objective is to help advance the growth and progress of the plastics industry through education and research.

Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)
Technical information on cars, aircraft, trucks, buses, and much more.

Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE)
The Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) is a network of plastics professionals around the world promoting the knowledge and education of plastics and polymers. Our goal at SPE is to help you increase your knowledge and value as a plastics professional.

Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) -- Automotive Division
The SPE Automotive Division is dedicated to recognizing and communicating technical accomplishments in all phases of new automotive plastics and plastic based composite applications including material, process, equipment, tooling, and design.

SPE Automotive Division - Awards Night
Each year, the Awards Night is the automotive industry's premier engineering recognition program. Nicknamed “The Academy Awards of the Plastics Industry”, the awards were established in 1970 to recognize innovation in the field of automotive plastics. They symbolize the most innovative contributions of automotive engineers in one of the largest and most demanding industries.

The Motor Industry Research Association (MIRA)
The world's leading independent automotive technology center, provides research, information, consultancy, predictive modelling, development, validation and homologation, and has a comprehensive range of high-tech facilities.

USCAR - United States Council for Automotive Research
Formed by Chrysler, Ford and General Motors to strengthen the technology base of the domestic auto industry through cooperative precompetitive research.

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