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.

6 Berkshire Blvd.
Ste. 306
Bethel, CT 06801 US


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SPE ACCE 2019 keynote announced
Gulay Serhatkulu, senior vice president, Performance Materials North America, BASF Corp. will present on “Chemistry Driven Composites Innovation” at this year’s SPE ACCE,  held September 4 – 6, 2019 at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, Mich., U.S.

Auto industry explores engineering thermoplastic performance improvements
Polyamides, carbon fiber prominent at 2019 SPE AutoEPCON.

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SPE Automotive Innovation Awards expands aftermarkets category
Parts competition nominations are due by Sept. 6, 2019, and “Hall of Fame” award nominations are due May 31. 

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SPE ACCE 2019 issues call for abstracts
SPE ACCE 2019 will take place September 4-6 at the at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, Mich., U.S.

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SPE ACCE calls for poster submissions, scholarship applications
The competition will be held during the ACCE at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, Mich., U.S. September 4-6, 2019.


SPE ACCE announces call for papers for 2019 conference
The SPE Automotive Composites Conference & Expo has announced a call for papers, part competition nominations and scholarship applications for its annual event Sept. 4-6, 2019 in Novi, MI, US.

Automotive Innovation Awards

48th auto-plastics competition highlights changing industry
Additive manufacturing, autonomous vehicles, greener parts featured prominently.

SPE recognizes first injection molded thermoplastic energy absorber
The award-winning energy absorber is made with XENOY Polycarbonate/Polybutylene Terephthalate (PC/PBT) resin from SABIC.

Automotive tipping point?
CW Editor Jeff Sloan predicts a tipping point for autocomposites after attending this year’s Society of Plastics Engineers’ Automotive Composites Conference and Exhibition (SPE ACCE).


SPE recognizes winners of ACCE and Rehkopf scholarships
Scholarship winners were honored at annual SPE ACCE conference in Novi, MI, US on Sept. 5-7.

Hollow-profile hybrid (HPH) technology

Composite + metal: Hollow-profile hybrid technology
LANXESS extends plastic-metal hybrids to tubular structures.


SPE ACCE announces conference agenda
The SPE Automotive Composites Conference & Exhibition will take place Sept. 5-7, 2018 in Novi, MI, US.


SPE ACCE 2018 preview
Mobility composites are expected to draw an international crowd to this annual Motor City gathering.

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.

CF-PA66 comparisons

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.


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.

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