SPE News - April 29, 2022

April Plastics Engineering Focused on Sustainability, Wearables and Molding Technologies

The digital version of the April 2022 issue of Plastics Engineering is now available.

Plastics Engineering Highlights

Where to in ’22?

Demand for Plastics and composites continues to grow and many markets are forecast to post solid growth in the coming years.

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Lasting Effect

Innovative deflection elbows are designed to prevent wear and downtime during resin conveying.

Big and Bold

Polyolefins Conference highlights the growth and challenges of a dominant industry sector.

Looking Back 80 Years While Shaping the Future

Highlight your company’s history, innovations, products, services and more! Our upcoming July/August issue of Plastics Engineering magazine will be a celebration of SPE’s 80th Anniversary and a look at the future of the industry. You are invited to be an important part of this must-read issue. With a reach of over 30,000 global industry leaders in more than 84 countries, Plastics Engineering readers are your potential new customers. 90% of our readers are decision-makers for new plastics technologies — tell them about your company, your roadmap for the future, and how your success is their success. Don’t miss out. Be included in this historical SPE milestone! For Plastics Engineering advertising opportunities contact: Michael Greskiewicz or Desiray Young.

80th Anniversary Fun Fact!

In 1995, SPE launches its PlastiVan hands-on, traveling science fair program to help educate students and the public about plastics.

What's Happening Around SPE

Registration for ANTEC® 2022 Now Open

SPE is hosting ANTEC® 2022 in-person and co-located with PLASTEC® South, an Informa event, in Charlotte, NC, from June 14-16, 2022. At ANTEC® 2022 you'll (finally!) reconnect with your plastics peers face-to-face. There will be multiple opportunities to spend time with your colleagues at SPE-hosted meetings, receptions, an Honors and Awards Luncheon, and SPE Chapter networking events. ANTEC® continues to highlight the latest advances in industrial, national laboratory and academic work. Papers and presentations will share findings in polymer research and new and improved products and technologies. Super Early registration rate of $399 available through April 22!

Call for Papers for JVAT Special Issue: Bio-Additives and Bio-fillers: Latest Trends and Future Needs

SPE’s Journal of Vinyl & Additive Technology (JVAT) announces a call for papers for an upcoming special issue focused on “Bio-Additives and Bio-fillers: Latest Trends and Future Needs.” Additives and fillers are extensively used in the field of plastics technology. Among the wide range of available additives and fillers, increasing attention is being given to bio-fillers and bio-additives, i.e., those derived from renewable resources. The focus of this special issue is on the use of bio-additives and bio-fillers capturing innovations and needs. Call for Paper themes include: Development of bio-fillers and bio-additives; Effects of bio-additives in polymers; Processing of bio-filled polymers; End-of-life and sustainability issues.

Is Delivering a Great Presentation Easy For You?

Are you speaking at an upcoming SPE event? Or any event for that matter? Does the prospect of presenting make you uncontrollably nervous? Whether on Zoom or in-person, public speaking is one of the biggest fears people have but, while public speaking and presenting may be challenging, as a plastics professional, it's one of the best ways for you to get noticed and excel in your field. SPE is here to help by providing a new member benefit called “Teach the Geek to Speak,” a program that will help you create impactful presentations and give you the confidence in public speaking you've always wanted. Find out the “process” behind giving strong, effective presentations!

Industry News

PIA Names New CEO, COO

The Plastics Industry Association (PIA) board of directors voted on April 26 to appoint Matt Seaholm chief executive officer and Glenn Anderson chief operating officer of the Washington, D.C.-based organization. Seaholm succeeds Tony Radoszewski, who left PIA in late March after 30 months as CEO.

SPE News Story Ideas?

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Upcoming Events

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  • UV Effects on Plastic Materials: Degradation, Testing and Protection
    May 12 | Virtual Event
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    May 17-18 | Madison, WI

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