PLASTICS Industry Assocation Invites You….

to share your expertise and experience!

The Plastics Industry Association is seeking volunteers with experience and knowledge in plastics processing machinery to join one or more of their technical committees.

Individuals can choose their participation level, ranging from attending all working meetings to simply commenting and voting on approval ballots. Participation is free and does not require membership.

Click this link to participate: or Reach out to Jeff Linder at

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ANTEC® 2024 Call for Speakers!

Add ANTEC® to Your CalendarANTEC® 2024 Call for SpeakersAttention professionals and industry leaders in the field of plastics technologies, polymer research, and new materials!

SPE is searching for dynamic speakers to present at ANTEC® 2024, taking place from March 4-7, 2024, at the Marriott St. Louis Grand in St. Louis, MO.ANTEC® serves as the perfect platform to present your groundbreaking research and cutting-edge developments. We are seeking presentations that examine the latest findings in plastics technologies, polymer research, new materials, innovative processes, and more. This is your chance to share your insights with an international audience comprised of leaders in plastics, innovators, scientists, academia, and influential decision-makers.

While papers and presentations will still focus on ANTEC’s® traditional technical categories, they will also be organized into five program themes. We’re looking for papers/presentations that will focus on:Polymeric Materials and CharacterizationApplications of PlasticsPolymer ProcessingAI in DigitalizationCircular EconomyAt ANTEC® 2024, we understand that every speaker has a unique style and preference for presentation formats. Therefore, you will have the flexibility to submit either a technical paper or a presentation!

Submission Timeline
Deadlines come up fast – so don’t wait until the last minute to submit your work!Abstract Submission Deadline: October 6, 2023Accepted Presenters Notified: October 27, 2023Papers or Presentations Submission Deadline: November 24, 2023Don’t miss this exceptional opportunity to showcase your expertise. Submit your abstract today and join us in shaping the future of plastics technologies, innovation, and sustainability!

Only ONE speaker per paper/presentation is permitted. Commercial presentations will not be accepted.

Note: To make a submission you will need to login using your SPE Member login credentials. IF you are a non-member you will need to login using your ‘customer’ login information or establish a new customer account.
Students! ANTEC® is the best place to showcase your hard work! Present your best academic work focused on plastics and polymer science.

All potential Student Presenters must submit their title and description (aka ‘Abstract’) of their proposed Poster topic by December 8, 2023. 

If accepted, Student Presenters will then submit their Poster by February 16, 2024

Submission Timeline
Don’t wait until the last minute to submit your work!Student Poster Abstract Submission Deadline: December 8, 2023Accepted Student Presenters Notified: December 15, 2023Student Poster Submission Deadline: February 16, 2024Note: To submit your student poster, you will need to login using your SPE Member login credentials. IF you are a non-member you will need to login using your ‘customer’ login information or establish a new customer account.
Gain maximum exposure! As an ANTEC® sponsor, you will reach a global audience of plastics decision-makers at one of the leading events in the plastics industry. A wide variety of sponsorship opportunities are available. Do not delay!
Our members’ needs are our passion. We work hard so that we can ensure that everyone has the tools necessary to meet her or his personal & professional goals.

84 countries and 22,500+ members strong and reaching over 60,000 plastics professionals worldwide, we work to unite the plastics industry.

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Upcoming Event: “Design For…” Webinar

Coming up on September 21st, we have our “Design For..” webinar series! Hear from our very own Vikram Bhargava on “How Part Design Issues Get Misclassified as Material, Tooling and Processing Issues!”

Want to Register for the Event? Contact Us


The Newly Updated PD3 Website is Launched!

The entire PD3 Board of Directors is excited to welcome you to their newly updated PD3 Website! Please bookmark it and reach out to us with any questions, comments or suggestions for improvement and content. And, we are welcoming new Sponsors for a very reasonable annual fee, so Contact Us if you are interested or want more information.


History of the SPE Product Design and Development Division

The Product Design and Development Division (PD3) congratulates SPE on 80 years of helping to educate the members of the ever-evolving plastics industry. Over the years, SPE created Regional chapters around the world, and Technical Divisions to address the new plastic materials and processes as they evolved. PD3 is one such Division.

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Upcoming Events from SPE HQ

SPE Medical Plastics Division MiniTec 2023  
Monday, February 6–7, 2023
Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, CA
Hosted by SPE Medical Plastics Division
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SPE International Polyolefins Conference  
Sunday, March 5–8, 2023
Galveston Island Convention Center, Galveston, TX
Hosted by SPE South Texas Section
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SPE Additives and Color Europe Conference
Wednesday, March 8–10, 2023
Courtyard by Marriott Brussels Hotel, Brussels, Belgium
Hosted by SPE Additives and Color Europe Division
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ANTEC® 2023
Monday, March 27–30, 2023
Hilton Denver City Center, 1701 California St., Denver, CO 80202
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Plastics In Electric and Autonomous Vehicles
Sunday, April 16–19, 2023
Marriott Troy, Michigan
Hosted by SPE Automotive Division
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View full events calendar on SPE HQ website


Upcoming Event—In-Plant Recycling and Reclaim of Plastic Scrap for Improved Sustainability

Hosted by SPE Carolinas Section

Join us January 17, 2023 at Polymer Center of Excellence for hybrid event whose goal is to provide the information required to process scrap material for efficient disposal, transport, or re-sale, to evaluate the economic justifications for bringing scrap reprocessing capabilities in-house, and to review the processing technologies required for the introduction of scrap material back into the primary production lines.

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