Society of Plastics Engineers

The largest, most well-known plastics professional society in the world, the trade association is the professional “home” for nearly 20,000 plastics professionals around the globe.

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Bethel, CT 06801 US

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SPE 2019 TOPCON issues call for papers
The Society of Plastics Engineers Thermoset Division will hold their annual Thermoset Topical Conference Feb. 19-20, 2019 in Charleston, SC, US.

SPE issues call for nominations for ACCE 2018 conference's innovative parts competition
The 2018 SPE Automotive Composites Conference & Exhibition will be held Sept. 5-7 at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, MI, US.

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Green composites: Chicago compounder introduces recycled CF-reinforced PA 6/6
With fiber from aerospace and sporting goods and resin from automotive, thermoplastic composite lowers cost, increases sustainability.

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SPE launches new brand identity and website
New brand identity and website reflects who SPE as a Society is today – signals current and prospective eco-friendly plastic innovations.

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SPE ACCE 2018 keynote to highlight carbon fiber pickup box
Mark Voss, engineering group manager at General Motors Co. will discuss the creation of the new “CarbonPro Box” on the 2019 MY GMC Sierra Denali. 

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SPE Thermoset Topcon agenda set
The SPE 2018 Thermoset Topcon, Feb. 20-21 in Indianapolis, IN, will focus on SMC, snap-cure resins, natural fiber composites, RIM, long fiber injection molding, and more.

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SPE Thermoset TOPCON event coming
The annual Thermoset TOPCON event, organized by the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE, Bethel, CT, US) will be held at the Alexander Hotel in Indianapolis, IN, US, from February 20-21. 

SPE ACCE call for papers
“Composites – Driving Innovation,” is the theme for this year’s event reflecting the growing interest automotive OEMs have in learning about the latest composites technologies.

Dr. Suresh Shah named SPE Lifetime Achievement Award Winner
Shah is a technical specialist, with over 30 years of experience and more than 45 Intellectual Properties including patents and trade secrets - more than 40% of these are in production, which is far more than the 4% industrial average.

SPE names finalists for automotive awards competition
The Automotive Division of the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) announced the finalists for its 47th-annual Automotive Innovation Awards Competition, the oldest and largest recognition event in the automotive and plastics industries.

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Highlights: SPE ACCE 2017
The Society of Plastics Engineers Automotive Composites Conference and Exhibiton (SPE ACCE), held Sept. 6-8 in Novi, MI, US, remains the composites industry’s go-to event for the latest on technology and equipment for automotive composites design, tooling and fabrication.

Fraunhofer ICT in-mold pressure sensors for HP-RTM
Pressure sensor-based mold fill expected to maximize part consistency and minimize cycle time for auto industry molders.

SPE calls for nominations for Innovation Awards
The Automotive Division of the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE, Bethel, CT, US) is holding its 47th Annual Innovation Awards Competition and Gala on Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at Burton Manor in Livonia, MI, US, where winning part nominations and the teams that developed them will be honored.

Society of Plastics Engineers ACCE 2017 preview
The Society of Plastics Engineers’ (SPE, Bethel, CT, US) long-running Automotive Composites Conference & Exhibition (ACCE) continues to draw a global crowd.

SPE issues call for automotive parts competition nominations
This year’s Awards Gala will be held Wednesday, Nov. 8 at Burton Manor Livonia, Mich., where winning part nominations and the teams that developed them will be honored during an evening that celebrates automotive plastics innovation.

Composites in Class A body panels: Evolution continues
Low-density SMCs lead the way as fiber-reinforced polymers make headway in auto components that must please the eye.

SPE Automotive Division names winners of automotive awards competition
In the Aftermarket category, the winner was the carbon fiber composite spoiler on the 2016 Chevrolet Corvette sports cars.

SPE announces 2016 automotive hall of fame winner
The first use of polycarbonate to injection mold a hard (painted) instrument panel, featured on the 1977 Econoline van from Ford Motor Co. is the 2016 hall of fame winner.

SPE names finalists for 45th-annual automotive innovation awards competition
Category and Grand Award winners selected during the Blue Ribbon judging round will be announced on Nov. 9, 2016 during the 46th SPE Automotive Innovation Awards Gala.

The power of personal connections
CW columnist and IACMI chief commercialization officer Dale Brosius suggests that composites industry “old-timers” need to figure out a better way to connect to the generations that are entering the composites workforce.

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