The January/February issue of Plastics Engineering is now available! The issue is focused on sustainability, recycling, automotive innovations, PVC, and more.
High-performing grades of recycled and virgin resins combine to boost the circularity of products in diverse markets.
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The clock is ticking! Register for ANTEC® 2023 before January 31st and get in on our exciting new ANTEC® VIP Experience. Taking place March 27-30, 2023, at the Hilton Denver City Center in Denver, CO, we're offering a limited-time/limited-space, complimentary VIP upgrade to your registration that gives you fantastic perks and benefits to enhance your overall ANTEC® experience.
On Monday, March 27th, the day before ANTEC® 2023 kicks off, SPE will host seven in-depth, three-hour workshops designed to help you expand your knowledge in plastics materials and processing. These Pre- ANTEC® workshops are a “deep dive” into topics of interest to ANTEC® attendees, offering additional learning opportunities while at the event.
SPE recently announced Brabender® as an SPE Preferred Partner. Since 1923, Brabender® has been a leading manufacturer of instruments and equipment for testing material quality and physical characteristics in all fields of research, development, and industrial production in the chemical and food industries around the world.
Hear how top private and public companies are fostering DEI throughout their organizations. Learn to raise awareness, recognize personal bias, change your company’s culture, increase supplier diversity, explore the benefits of creating a more inclusive manufacturing environment, and more!
SPE’s Additives & Color Europe Conference, taking place March 8-10, 2023, at the Courtyard by Marriott Brussels Hotel, in Brussels, is the best place to learn about the latest in state-of-the-art additives, pigments & dyes and master batches for plastics, and connect with the entire industry value chain, from raw material and equipment suppliers to OEMs. In addition to the technical speakers and presentations, this biannual conference also offers the opportunity for companies to present their goods and services by means of table-top displays.
FlexPackCon® 2023, taking place at the Le Centre Sheraton Montreal Hotel, October 10-12 in Montreal, QC, is SPE's premier technical conference focused on flexible packaging. Presented by the SPE Flexible Packaging Division, FlexPackCon® 2023 is inviting material and equipment suppliers, processors, converters, packagers, brand owners, academia, and other industry influencers to submit abstracts for presentations focused on key trends and the latest technology advances in flexible packaging.
On this episode of PlastChicks Lynzie Nebel and Mercedes Landazuri talk with Mason Myers, Principal Implementation Consultant at Autodesk, and discuss the advantages of using simulation software to make it easier to get a process up and running, saving time and money using simulations, Autodesk's Moldflow Simulation software, and automation software advances in meshing and Cloud solving. Listen at 4spe.org/Podcasts.
Applications for our 2023-2024 SPE Foundation Scholarships are open until April 1, 2023. Numerous scholarships are offered to students who have demonstrated or expressed an interest in the plastics industry. Students must be majoring in or taking courses that would be beneficial to a career in the plastics industry. This would include, but is not limited to, plastics engineering, polymer science, chemistry, physics, chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, industrial engineering, journalism, or communications. All applicants must be in good standing with their colleges.
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