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The SPE Library contains thousands of papers, presentations, journal briefs and recorded webinars from the best minds in the Plastics Industry. Spanning almost two decades, this collection of published research and development work in polymer science and plastics technology is a wealth of knowledge and information for anyone involved in plastics.

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SPE News
SPE News is our biweekly e-newsletter that will cover breaking industry developments with special emphasis on the people, chapters, and activities within SPE. In other words, SPE News is for you and about you!
SPE News - January 23, 2023
SPE-Inspiring Plastics Professionals, January 2023
In this issue:
  • Plastic Engineering January/February Issue Now Available
  • New Polyolefins Meet Demanding Use and Sustainability Needs
  • Time is Running Out to Get In on the ANTEC® VIP Experience!
  • Pre-ANTEC® Workshops Take a Deep Look at Plastics Technologies
  • Brabender® Announced as SPE Preferred Partner
  • SPE’s DEI Speaker Series Focused on Life Skills, Leadership, and Workforce Development
  • SPE’s Additives & Color Europe Conference 2023 Moves to Brussels
  • FlexPackCon® 2023 Announces Call for Abstracts 
  • New Episode of PlastChicks Podcast Available
  • SPE Foundation Now Accepting Scholarship Applications
SPE News - January 6, 2023
SPE-Inspiring Plastics Professionals, January 2023
In this issue:
  • Problem-Solving Plastics
  • Purdue and 9T Labs Collaborate on Printed Aerospace Composites
  • January is ANTEC® VIP Month
  • Pre-ANTEC® Workshops Take a Deep Look at Plastics Technologies
  • FlexPackCon® 2023 coming in October 
  • New Episode of Plastics & Beyond Podcast
  • Promoting Positive Plastics Education
  • ANTEC® 2023
SPE News - December 16, 2022
SPE-Inspiring Plastics Professionals, December 2022
In this issue:
  • Green Guides Lurk Behind Label Claims
  • Electric Everything
  • PVC is Sustainable
  • New for 2023! ANTEC® VIP Experience
  • Teach the Geek: Sunshine or Mud? Tips on Tailoring a Presentation to the Audience
  • Pre-ANTEC® Workshops Take a Deep Look at Plastics Technologies
  • Australian-New Zealand Chapter Conference Inspires Conference Communique
  • Save the Dates! FlexPackCon® 2023 Coming in October!
  • SPE Preferred Partner Moldex3D Focuses on Automating Molding Simulations with API
  • SPE Foundation 2023-2024 Scholarships Are Now Open
SPE News - December 2, 2022
SPE-Inspiring Plastics Professionals, December 2022
In this issue:
  • AI UPS Recycling Payoff
  • Clever Designs Make Great Ideas
  • Expanding Process Skills
  • SPE Announces Newly Elected Board of Directors Members
  • New for 2023! ANTEC® VIP Experience
  • ANTEC® 2023 Call for Speakers Deadline Today!
  • Student — We Want Your Posters
  • Glen Beall, SPE’s Oldest Living Member, Inducted into the Stark County Alumni Hall of Fame 
  • Teach the Geek: A Surefire Way to Handle Speaking Off-the-Cuff
  • Foundation #GivingTuesday Campaign Exceeds Goals! 
  • SPE Foundation Scholarship Applications Are Now Open
  • And More.
SPE News - November 18, 2022
SPE-Inspiring Plastics Professionals, November 2022
In this issue:
  • AI UPS Recycling Payoff
  • Brilliant Idea
  • Conceived and Created
  • New for 2023! ANTEC® VIP Experience
  • Are You Ready for Plastics Prime Time?
  • Students - We Want Your Posters!
  • Using Podcast Guesting to Improve Your Public Speaking
  • And More.
SPE News - November 4, 2022
SPE-Inspiring Plastics Professionals, November 2022
  • Solvent Bonding PVC Tubing to Polycarbonate Luer Connectors
  • Plastics is a $600 Billion Business
  • Recycled Plastics Exchange Goes Online in the UAE
  • Are You Ready for Plastics Prime?
  • Students - We Want Your Posters!
  • Back by Popular Demand - Pre-ANTEC® Workshops
  • Time is of the Essence: Timing Presentations
  • Essentials of Management & Leadership in Plastics Second Cohort Announced
  • #GivingTuesday Campaign Advances Support of SPE Foundation Girl Scout Patch Program
  • PlastChicks Podcast - Episode 43 Now Available
SPE News - October 21, 2022
SPE-Inspiring Plastics Professionals, October 2022
  • The Right Stuff
  • Atta Buoy!
  • FDA Rethinks Food-Contact Rules
  • Are You Ready for Plastics Prime Time?
  • Back by Popular Demand – Pre-ANTEC® Workshops
  • Going to K 2022?
  • Essentials of Management & Leadership in Plastics, powered by SPE
  • Call for Papers for Journal of Vinyl & Additive Technology Special Issue: Bio-Additives and Bio-fillers: Latest Trends and Future Needs
  • LIG Health and Wellness Round-Up: Fall 2022 Edition
  • Help Us Expand the SPE Foundation Girl Scout Patch Program
  • Plastics & Beyond Podcast, Lilian Judy hosts Evan Morton, Programs and Sustainability Coordinator, SPE Foundation
SPE News — October 7, 2022
SPE-Inspiring Plastics Professionals, October 2022
  • Floating Solar Farm Taps Cork Polymer Composites
  • Innovators Target Thin-Film Waste Challenge
  • Welcome Back: Plastics is Ready for Gigantic K Show
  • Dr. Iván López Named SPE Director of Technical Programs
  • Start With This in Mind: Presentation Tips from Teach the Geek
  • Essentials of Management & Leadership in Plastics, powered by SPE
  • Going to K 2022?
SPE News — September 23, 2022
SPE-Inspiring Plastics Professionals, September 2022
  • K 2022 Eyes Societal Needs
  • Sure Shots
  • All Onboard
  • Plastics Engineering Wins Folio Awards
  • SPE Announces Alforment as Preferred Partner
  • Essentials of Management & Leadership in Plastics, powered by SPE
  • SPE Foundation and Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas, Present "Color Your World With Science"
  • SPE Foundation Announces 2022 Scholarship Recipients
SPE News - September 9, 2022
SPE-Inspiring Plastics Professional, September 2022
  • Face-to-Face
  • Sustainable Vinyl
  • More Uptime, Better Efficiency
SPE News - August 19, 2022
SPE-Inspiring Plastics Professionals, August 2022
  • Champion for Change
  • Everyone Wins
  • Making Ideas Reality
SPE News — August 5, 2022
SPE-Inspiring Plastics Professionals, August 2022
  • Shaping Future Workers
  • Achieve and Inspire
  • Assessing the Future of Design
  • And More.
SPE News — July 29, 2022 Special Edition
SPE-Inspiring Plastics Professionals, July 2022
  • Essentials of Management & Leadership in Plastics, powered by SPE
  • What the Program Can Do for You
  • Program Benefits
  • Time Well Spent
  • Program Facilitator – Dr. Sarah Skidmore
  • Taking the First Step
SPE News — July 22, 2022
SPE-Inspiring Plastics Professionals,, July 2022
  • New Year, Old Challenges
  • 3D Printing Shows Potential For Multipart Electronics
  • Feel the Power
  • Net Gains
  • Carbon Reinforcement as Art
SPE News — July 8, 2022
SPE-Inspiring Plastics Professionals, July 2022
  • Peace Maker
  • Feel the Power
  • Ocean Melody
  • Auto Initiatives Go Green
  • Heads Up
SPE News — June 24, 2022
SPE-Inspiring Plastics Professionals, June 2022
  • Treaty Trouble
  • Come Together
  • Foursquare 4ocean
SPE News — June 3, 2022
SPE-Inspiring Plastics Professionals, June 2022
  • Making the Grade
  • Heads Up
  • Carbon Reinforcements as Art
SPE News — May 13 , 2022
SPE-Inspiring Plastics Professionals, May 2022
  • Net Gains
  • Auto Initiatives Go Green
  • Green Foam, Greater Profit
SPE News — April 29, 2022
SPE-Inspiring Plastics Professionals, April 2022
  • Where to in '22?
  • Lasting Effect
  • Big and Bold
SPE News — April 15, 2022
SPE-Inspiring Plastics Professionals, April 2022
  • Big and Bold
  • Smaller is Better, and Doable
  • Ocean Melody


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