SPE News - April 7, 2023

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Plastics Engineering

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

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Empowering Solutions

Empowering Solutions

Polymer technologies help make high-voltage EVs safer, lighter and more energy efficient.

Alformet - The First Design Portal for Reinforced Thermoplastic Tubes
Power Control

Power Control

US manufacturers boost capacity for battery separator films to meet growing EV demand.

What's Happening Around SPE

ANTEC® 2023 Turnout Doubles From Year-Ago Figure

ANTEC® 2023 attracted some 500 registered attendees in Denver, March 27-30, approximately twice the registered turnout of last year’s conference in Charlotte, N.C. The event was the second in-person ANTEC® since the pandemic forced virtual presentations of the annual gathering in 2020 and 2021.

SPE Honors Members with Prestigious Annual Awards at ANTEC® 2023

SPE announced the latest recipients of two prestigious awards, Honored Service Member and Fellow of the Society, during an ANTEC® awards luncheon on March 29.

Power Control

Poster Competition Draws ANTEC® Crowds

The student poster competition, which took place on March 28, was an effective way for college and university students to showcase their research and begin establishing networking connections with industry experts.

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

New Episode of PlastChicks Podcast

PlastChicks, Lynzie Nebel and Mercedes Landazuri host 3Dnatives guests Alexandre Martel, Co-Founder, and Filippos Voulpiotis, Chief Business Officer. They discuss the role of 3Dnatives as a reliable source of information on the latest trends of the Additive Manufacturing market, common misconceptions about additive manufacturing, the careful work that goes into producing content tailored to multiple languages and their audiences, and the synergies between SPE and 3Dnatives that led to SPE's acquisition of 3Dnatives. Listen at 4spe.org/podcasts or on YouTube!

SPE Foundation

SPE Foundation Brings STEM to McKinney Independent School District

As part of a STEM program geared towards 6th graders, McKinney Independent School District (ISD) in McKinney, TX, kicked off a partnership with the SPE Foundation through the Foundation’s PlastiVan program. The program was presented to students providing hands-on activities and demonstrations to engage them in the world of science and engineering through the lens of the plastics industry.

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Upcoming Events

  • Plastics In Electric and Autonomous Vehicles
    April 16-19 | Troy, MI
  • SPE WEBINAR: Degradation Failure of Plastics
    April 18 | Virtual Event
  • SPE WEBINAR: Large Thermoforming Molds Twice as Fast for Half the Cost
    April 27 | Virtual Event

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