ANTEC® 2024

Marriott St. Louis Grand 800 Washington Ave, St. Louis, MO, United States

SPE is hosting  ANTEC® 2024 at the Marriott St. Louis Grand in St. Louis, Missouri. ANTEC® 2024 will showcase the latest advances in industrial, national, laboratory, and academic work focused on plastics and polymer science. At ANTEC®, there are multiple opportunities to spend time with colleagues at SPE-hosted meetings, receptions, an Honors and Awards Luncheon, and […]

Polypropylene: Commodity Resin, I Don’t Think So

Polypropylene is often referred to as a “commodity resin”, however, is this really the case? Polypropylene is a versatile thermoplastic that can be processed through a variety of processing techniques. It is utilized in a wide range of applications, including packaging, automotive, infrastructure, appliances, healthcare, and electrical. It’s wide use is based upon several key […]

Design For…Webinar Series: DOE Applied to Secondary Operations for Plastic Parts

Design of Experiments (DOE) has long been used with injection molding and extrusions. DOE is a statistically based methodology for developing empirical equations. The test structure and interpretation is highly effective and efficient. A less recognized DOE application area is for plastic part secondary operations. This can include plasma treatment, ultrasonic welding and bonding. We […]

SPE Online Workshop: The Four Milestones to Leverage an Injection Molding Project

Join SPE: Inspiring Plastics Professionals for their online workshop Hurry, seats are limited! Register now to secure your spot at: Led by the expert instructor, Andres Urbina, this workshop will delve deeply into the key milestones of injection molding projects: product design, tooling, machine, and material. You'll gain a comprehensive understanding of how each […]

NPE2024: The Plastics Show

Orange County Convention Center 9800 International Drive, Orlando, FL, United States

Visit SPE at Booth W15 at NPE2024 in Orlando, Florida, from May 6th-10th at the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC). With more than 55,000 leaders from over 110 countries representing every industry—from automotive to healthcare to consumer products to construction and more, NPE is the largest plastics trade show in the Americas and one of the most […]

SPE Central Indiana: 2024 Day at the Track

Indianapolis Motor Speedway 4790 W 16th St - Tower Terrace Suite 002, Indianapolis, IN

Find out more about the event here: Also, Kimball Medical Solutions will be hosting the "FUEL-UP 500" to support the Day at the Track. Kimball will providing breakfast and giving tours of their injection molding area, clean room, and automation area. Please contact Kyle Kulwicki if you wish to attend!       […]

Fundamentals of Plastic Material Selection

Summary Selecting the right plastic material is a challenging task. While there are numerous online tools available for researching plastic materials, they do not provide any insight into the process of material selection. This workshop will provide a methodology to select materials effectively. Using common language, we will translate general terms about a material's characteristics […]

Thermal Analysis in Failure and Compositional Analysis

Thermal analysis is an important group of tests used in the analysis of plastics and other polymeric materials. It consists of a family of well-established techniques that evaluate material properties as they change with temperature, time, and ambient environment under conditions of thermal programming. The results of thermal analysis tests provide qualitative and quantitative information […]

Plastec South

Charlotte Convention Center 501 S College St., Charlotte, North Carolina

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Between the Layers Panel Discussion: Additive Manufacturing Materials and Innovations for Aerospace and Defense

Summary This kick-off event of the virtual panel discussion series “Between the Layers” will feature a conversation with industry experts from across the value chain about materials and innovations in Additive Manufacturing (AM) for Aerospace & Defense (AeroDef) applications. We will discuss topics like the following: Current AM materials & processes being used in AeroDef […]

Milwaukee SPE Golf Outing

Schedule of events to include: 9:15 am Registration - Pro Shop 10:00 am Call to the Golf Carts - Course 10:15 am Shotgun Start - Course 11:00 am Box Lunch - Turn 2:30 pm Ballroom Bar Open (Cash) Light Snacks & Appetizers Available 4:00 pm Dinner - Awards and Speeches Remember to bring those Food […]