The Society of Plastic Engineers is seeking nominations for its second annual Plastics for Life global parts competition.
Nominations are due by Jan. 30 and can be made by contacting Barbara Spain [email protected] or +1 508.338.2646. Additional information can be found at www.antec.ws.
The competition is open to parts that have previously won a category award or competition during the past year in an SPE TOPCON (topical conference) or Minicon (mini-conference).
Winners, to be selected by a panel of industry experts and media representatives, will be announced March 23 at the SPE Annual Technical Conference (ANTEC) in Orlando, Fla.
Winners will be chosen in four categories: Protecting Life (preservation, safety, containment, protection); Quality of Life (mobility, communication, luxury/comfort, recreation, entertainment); Improving Life (education, energy, opportunity, health); and Sustaining Life (environmental, conservation, sustainability, recycling, reduction). In addition, there will be a grand award and a people's choice award.
"We all know that plastics help improve the quality of life, and in many cases help extend and protect life," said Jon Ratzlaff, technical services manager, Chevron Phillips Chemical Co., who created the parts competition during his term as 2013-2014 SPE president. “Whether the nominated parts are for medical, packaging, construction, electrical/electronics, consumer, or industrial applications, the Plastics for Life global parts competition celebrates all the ways that polymeric materials make life better on this planet.”
Antec will take place in conjunction with NPE 2015.