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Obituary: Plastics industry leader Roger Jones, 83


May 12, 2014 3:41 pm ET

Roger Jones — a longtime plastics industry executive and author — died on May 6 at age 83.

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SPE holds first-ever Global Parts Competition


May 12, 2014 1:08 pm ET

LAS VEGAS — Call it the Super Bowl of SPE parts contests — the Society of Plastics Engineers kicked off its first-ever Global Parts Competition at Antec 2014, as nine award winners from local divisional conferences vied for overall...

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Think PVC or PET, not C-A-T, for SPE's social networking site


May 1, 2014 12:04 pm ET

The Society of Plastics Engineers is taking concrete steps to reach young people — with a rollout of a social network later this year — and all people interested in plastics technology, on a just-launched website.

Antec speakers to look at nanocomposites, sustainability, technology


April 3, 2014 11:21 am ET

Keynote speakers at Antec, the upcoming Society of Plastics Engineers conference, will look to the future of nanocomposites, sustainability and technology.

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SPE hunting up ways to lure young engineers to Antec


March 31, 2014 12:01 pm ET

Like all trade associations these days, the Society of Plastics Engineers wants to attract young people. So SPE is planning some special events at the upcoming Antec in Las Vegas, including speed interviews and a scavenger hunt for clues on the...

SPE's Topcon looks at extrusion innovations


March 25, 2014 1:29 pm ET

About 150 extrusion enthusiasts at the Society of Plastics Engineers' Continuous Compounding Topcon learned the 101 of twin-screw and single-screw technology and heard updates about simulation software and instruments that give in-line measurements of color and viscosity.

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Dow's Jones: Benefits of plastics key to their sustainability


March 20, 2014 1:11 pm ET

“You can't tell anything about sustainability just by looking at the material. What you have to know is something about the life cycle.”

Polar vortex can't stop determined plastics engineers


March 12, 2014 4:10 pm ET

Those compounding engineers are a hardy bunch...

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Obituary: Robert Charvat, color expert


February 7, 2014 11:30 am ET

Robert Charvat, an expert in colorants for plastics, died Jan. 9 at his home in Milford, Ohio, after a long battle with heart disease. He was 83.

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SPE's first Antec Dubai draws 170


January 30, 2014 1:53 pm ET

The Society of Plastics Engineers' Antec Dubai 2014 technical conference drew 170 attendees to hear more than 60 presentations and workshops on injection molding and thermoforming, Jan. 21-22.

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