2013 Spring Fluoropolymers Division Conference

May 1 - 3, 2013


The SPI Fluoropolymers Division is pleased to announce the 2013 Spring Conference.  SPI-FPD brings together the best technical and industry issue specialists for an excellent program of education and information.  Processors and Material Suppliers will find this a valuable and educational program. Be sure to register before the April 16th early registration deadline!

Doral Golf Resort and Spa
4400 NW 87th Ave,
Miami, FL 33178

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Program Dates: 

Wednesday May 1 - Friday May 3, 2013

Wednesday May 1 - Arrivals
3:00 PM


Palms North Foyer 

5:00 PM

Opening Reception 

Terrazza Patio 

Thursday May 2 - Full Program Day 
8:00 AM

Continental Breakfast 

Palms North Foyer

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

General Session 

Palms North Foyer

5:30 PM

Evening Reception

Palms South Foyer

Friday May 3 - Half Day Program
8:00 AM

Continental Breakfast 

Palms North Foyer

9:00 AM - Noon

General Session 

Palms North Foyer

1:30 PM

Golf on the Doral Gold Course - $150.00 per player (Fees, cart, on course refreshments, contests)




Program Content - Invited and confirmed speakers include:

Bill Woods, Mountaintop Consulting – Effects of sequestration on the general economy and the fluoropolymer industry

Thomas Ray, TWR Consulting – Materials trends for shale mining: Selection and Qualification of Seals for Oil and Gas Production

Michael Taylor, Sr. Dir. SPI - Fluoropolymer Trade Report examining trade flows, overall trends and top export markets.
Ray Will, IHS - New developments in the fluorine chain:

  • Demand side: German car makers wanting to switch from HFC-134a to CO2 instead of HFO-1234yf in mobile air conditioning—if this happens, what will this mean for fluorocarbons and fluorine raw material availability for fluoropolymers?
  • Supply side: New supply of fluorspar from new mines opening/ Closure of major South African mine—implications for fluorspar supply?
  • Update on fluoropolymer trade, 2nd half 2012

Jessica Steinhilber, Exec. Dir. ACC FluoroCouncil – Regulatory activity in Europe; REACH and related programs.

EPA PFOA Chemical Action Plan Reports: 

  • Toni Krasnic, EPA - Current Environmental Protection Agency activity update
  • Michael Haley Whitford – Updating SPI industry outreach and communications with EPA, CAP Task Group update
  • Marie Martinko, Sr. Dir. SPI  – Reporting on implications of Significant New Use Rules touching our markets, Operation Clean Sweep and FPD Safety Award Winners

David Ely – State of the Fluoropolymer Industry report
Bill Carteaux, President and CEO, SPI – SPI activity report to the membership

Steve Smith, Heroflon – Fluoropolymer Recycling  
Kim Holmes, Dir. Recycling, SPI – SPI Recycling and Recovery Initiative

Other Tioics and Speakers:

  • Dave Ely, CAP Situational Analysis-What Happens Now?
  • Representatives of the China Association of Plastics and Silicon Industry and SPI member companies discussing the repercussions of the EPA Chemical Action Plan for their portions of the industry and you.
  • Carpet SNUR - EPA Activity
  • State of the Industry Summary
  • Profesor Su, 3F, China Producer Update 

The newly renovated Doral Golf Resort is looking great after a multi-million dollar revamp.  Our conference rate is an incredible opportunity to enjoy a world class resort both during the conference and, if you wish, before and after all on the conference rate.

Standard Room Rates are: $179.00 (single or double) with a $20.00 per person per day resort fee.
Reserve your rooms by calling: 1.800.713.6725 or 305.592.2000 and reference the SPI FPD Conference.

Conference Registration:

SPI Member Rates:
Full Registration
After April 16, 2013

$550.00 including sessions and reception
Non-Member Rates:
Full Non-Member Registration
After April 16, 2013

$900.00 including sessions and receptions
Member or Non-Member Spouse Registration

For more information contact Terry Peters by email or 202-974-5280

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