The HOP Kit and lesson plans are perfect to use before or after a PlastiVan® visit. The HOP Kit contains everything you need to implement a thorough and engaging investigation into the chemistry and the characteristics of plastics. Students learn first-hand that scientists and engineers have the ability to solve problems and produce products with plastics to meet the needs of people everywhere.
Each kit contains HDPE, LDPE, PS, PET, PP, and PVC pellets, as well as, HDPE flakes and one preform. These are packaged in clear polyethylene bags with labels for each resin type.
This kit is intended for students grades 5-12 to learn about plastics while in the classroom and at home. Teachers are given permission to reproduce any of this material for classroom use.
HOP kits are made possible in part by the Plastics Pioneers Association
Any paper related to the color and/or appearance of plastic will be considered. Appropriate topics might apply to one of these categories:
SPE Additive Manufacturing Special Interest Group invites you to submit your original work in the area of additive manufacturing/3D printing (3Dp) of plastics/composites.
Any paper related to composites will be considered. Appropriate topics might apply to one of these categories:
SPE Thermoplastic Elastomers Specialt Interest Group is seeking papers to cover advancements of the Thermoplastic Elastomers regarding:
in all applicable markets such as:
SPE Recycling Division is currently soliciting high-quality papers that expound on the very latest technologies. Be part of this exciting session by sharing your company or institution's recent advances and help us identify new technologies that will proliferate sustainability. Paper topics include, but are not limited to:
SPE Engineering Properties & Structure Division is focused on new topics and fundamental understanding in the interplay of plastics engineering and polymer science. This year, we are addressing the theme of:
“Tailoring Polymers for Targeted Performance”
Paper topics include, but are not limited to:
We welcome papers on novel research in polymer science and engineering, polymer structure-property relationships, and mechanistic understanding of practical or applied problems.
Any paper related to bioplastics and/or renewable technologies will be considered. Appropriate topics might apply to one of these categories:
If you have any questions, please contact our Technical Program Chair for ANTEC® 2021 Frank J. Popola.
Plastics play a major role in the piping industry. Applications include gas and water distribution, gas gathering/oil field production, residential plumbing, rehabilitation, irrigation, drain waste and vent, fire suppression system and many others. The choice of polymers instead of traditional pipe materials is due to the advancement in pipe materials, additive technology, processing systems, material characterization and test methods. Plastic pipe and fittings SIG is soliciting papers for the ANTEC® 2021, March 22 - March 26 at the Sheraton Denver in Downtown Denver, Colorado. Topics to be covered will include:
Papers dealing with these or allied topics will be considered for Plastic Pipe and Fittings sessions. The sessions will provide a unique meeting point to discuss current trends and opportunities for any professional working on pipe and fittings area comprised of thermoplastic and/or thermoset materials. This year, the SIG is also soliciting Technical Marketing Presentations which will be organized into sessions focused on specific topical areas. These sessions are intended to be a forum where new products, processes, and services can be effectively shared with ANTEC® attendees in a timely manner. While not intended as a sales presentation, no written paper is will be required. Rather a presentation is required that will be subject to review and approval by the ANTEC Advisory Committee.
We are also thrilled to announce that this year’s best presentation award will be sponsored by the SIG Organizing Committee. The award recognizes technology advancements for thermoplastic piping systems which connect communities through infrastructures in gas and water distribution, gas gathering/oil field production, residential plumbing, rehabilitation, irrigation, drain waste and vent, fire suppression systems and many others.
Inquiries—Please contact Nathanial Evans
Technical Program Co-Chair, Plastic Pipe and Fittings SIG
firstname.lastname@example.org; Tel: +1 918.607.0619
SPE Mold Technologies Division is glad to announce that submissions for the 2021 ANTEC conference are now being accepted. Mold designers, engineers, makers, researchers, and educators, are all invited to present their research and development updates at our session! This would be the opportunity to connect with experts in your field and share great discussions around mold technologies and innovations. Submissions for the following topics are suggested:
The conference will be held in a hybrid format allowing everyone to participate, present, and engage remotely. Last year, the remote ANTEC® 2020 conference was a success for the Mold Technology Division, with more than 150 participants to our session and great Q&A discussion.
For additional information please contact our Technical Programming Chair, Davide Masato, Davide_Masato@uml.edu
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The Flexible Packaging Division is looking for technically oriented papers and presentations on topics related to flexible packaging.
SPE Polymer Analysis Division (PAD) invites presentations for ANTEC 2021 on the following topics, as well as others that can be considered Polymer Analysis.
Applied Rheology Division of SPE aims to bring together academic and industrial scientists and researchers to share their research results and most recent innovations on all aspects of polymer rheology. The topics can be, but not limited to the following area:
In addition to the industrial researchers and academic professionals, the graduate students are strongly encouraged to participate this virtual conference. The “Best Student Paper” in the Applied Rheology Division will be selected and awarded.
You are invited to submit a paper for publication and presentation.
Topics of Interest Include:
For questions about paper submission, contact either of the ANTEC® 2021 TPC co-chairs:
You are invited to submit a paper for publication and presentation.
The Decoration and Assembly Division is looking for papers on the following topics:
ANTEC® 2021 Building and Infrastructure section call for all the papers that are related to Building and Infrastructure applications, especially new or improved materials (composite materials, recycle materials, energy saving materials, sustainable materials, self-healing/repairing materials, smart materials, polymers and additives), new technologies, new applications and new regulations under the following application suggestion list, but not limited to the list.
Through lively demonstrations and hands-on activities, the PlastiVan® Program is designed to excite students about opportunities in science and engineering within the plastics industry.
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