Washington — The Plastics Academy has opened the floor for posthumous nominations to the Plastics Hall of Fame.
Nominations for the 2017 class will close on Oct. 21. The Plastics Academy inducts living members to the hall during NPE years — the next is in 2018 — and posthumous members in other years.
The nomination form is available from the Society of the Plastics Industry Inc.'s website.
Nominees' qualifications should include one or more of the following criteria: Significant scientific/engineering/equipment invention or breakthrough; development of an outstanding product/market/end-use niche or business endeavor; long and valuable service to a segment/constituency/discipline/association of the plastics industry; constructive, collaborative action with government/regulatory/academic/consumer/environmental groups, health/trade and/or other industry-related groups.
New members of the hall will be inducted in May 2017 at the SPI spring board meeting.