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The SPE Library contains thousands of papers, presentations, journal briefs and recorded webinars from the best minds in the Plastics Industry. Spanning almost two decades, this collection of published research and development work in polymer science and plastics technology is a wealth of knowledge and information for anyone involved in plastics.

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Ductile to Brittle Transitions in Plastics
Jeff Jansen, October 2018
Goals: To address questions that arise regarding plastic component failure:
  • Why do I experience sudden unexpected failure in my plastic components? 
  • Why do the properties of my plastic parts change?
  • Why do I get brittle failures in my ductile material?
 
Impossible to Inevitable: The Opportunities that Autonomous Vehicles Offer for Plastics Applications
Pat Toensmeier, October 2018
The future of autonomous vehicles and the roles of plastics
Thermally Conductive Plastics
Luca Posca, September 2018
Improving design with thermally conductive compounds. From adimensional numbers to graphite orientation driven local thermal conductivity
Wear of Plastics
Jeffrey A. Jansen, June 2018
Goal: To address questions that arise regarding wear within plastic components
  • What causes plastic parts to wear?
  • What is friction, and how is it different than wear?
  • Can I test my material to predict wear?
Exceptional Presentations Skills in Spite of Powerpoint
Mark Jones, June 2018
How to make better presentations and engage your audience more.


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How to reference articles from the SPE Library:

Any article that is cited in another manuscript or other work is required to use the correct reference style. Below is an example of the reference style for SPE articles:

Brown, H. L. and Jones, D. H. 2016, May.
"Insert title of paper here in quotes,"
ANTEC 2016 - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA May 23-25, 2016. [On-line].
Society of Plastics Engineers
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