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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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Feel Good, Look Good, For Life ... as You Excel in Business
Angela Gaffney, November 2018

SPE Webinar Series - Feel Good, Look Good, For Life ... As You Excel in Business, presented by Angela Gaffney on 11/7/2018.  Angela is the best-selling author of Feel Good, Look Good, For Life, a Certified Health Coach and Professional Speaker, who’s inspired thousands to achieve health as they excel in their career. Her story of perseverance will inspire you, and her simple strategies will have you on the path to achieving your health goals with ease. More information at www.angelagaffney.com. 

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

Exceptional Presentations Skills in Spite of Powerpoint
Mark Jones, June 2018

How to make better presentations and engage your audience more.

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?

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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
Available: www.4spe.org.

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