SPE News - Mar. 17, 2023

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The March/April issue of Plastics Engineering is focused on EV plastic-use innovations, wearables, sustainability, and more.

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Electrifying Prospects

Electrifying Prospects

EV charging system makers use plastics to improve and differentiate their products.

Alformet - The First Design Portal for Reinforced Thermoplastic Tubes

Going in Style

Advances polymers give wearables performance and comfort for health and recreational needs.

What's Happening Around SPE

Down to the Wire! Have You Registered for ANTEC® Yet?

You don't want to miss our plenary speakers, technical sessions, or workshops - but you also don't want to miss seeing your peers, colleagues, and plastics friends face-to-face! ANTEC® is right around the corner, which is why you need to register now!

SPE East Africa Chapter Established

SPE recently announced the establishment the first SPE chapter in Africa. The East Africa Chapter is a regional interest group that will serve Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, DR Congo, and South Sudan. Chapter goals include organizing technical meetings, facility/plant tours, and networking events.


Automotive Composites Conference & Expo Announces Call for Applications for ACCE & Rehkopf Scholarships

The organizing committee for the SPE Automotive Composites Conference & Expo (ACCE) invites graduate and undergraduate students to submit applications for three SPE ACCE scholarships and an additional award from the endowed scholarship funded in honor of the late Dr. Jackie Rehkopf, a long-time SPE ACCE volunteer and automotive composites expert. Applications are due April 1, 2023 and winners will be announced prior to the 2023 SPE ACCE event, September 6 - 8, 2023 at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, Michigan.

FlexPackCon® 2023 Call for Abstracts

FlexPackCon® 2023, taking place October 10-12 in Montreal, QC, is SPE's 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 advances in flexible packaging.

Waters® | TA Instruments

SPE Supports Plastics Professionals During Financial Hardship

Although the unemployment rate is currently at its lowest since 1969, few people feel completely immune from a potential job loss or other financial hardships. With the looming possibility of recession, and recent layoffs by some of plastics’ biggest employers, SPE is prepared to support industry professionals in their times of need. SPE is offering new and renewed memberships at no cost, for those faced with sudden loss of income due to unemployment or other financial hardships.

SPE Foundation

SPE Foundation Releases 2022 Impact Report

The 2022 SPE Foundation Impact Report is now available! Read through to learn more about the SPE Foundation’s work in promoting positive plastics education worldwide. With help from many dedicated supporters, great strides were made in 2022 to bring the exciting world of plastics and polymer science to more students and to support workforce development. Discover more about the quality educational programs and opportunities that are inspiring young people to envision future careers in our industry.

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