The SPE International Polyolefins Conference has been in existence since 1975 and is the largest Polymer Conference in the world dedicated to Polyolefins.  The conference is a great place to meet your customers, your suppliers, and your business associates as well as hearing about the latest Developments and Technology.  There are typically over 700 people attending the conference which will have 84 technical papers, 5 Keynote Plenary talks, a Sunday afternoon Polyolefins Tutorial, 64 exhibitor booths, two evening networking socials, and a student poster competition. 

The SPE South Texas Section, the SPE Polymer Modifiers and Additives Division, the Thermoplastic Materials and Foams Division, Engineering Properties and Structural Division, and the Flexible Packaging Division are organizing technical sessions for the 2020 SPE International Conference (Feb 23-26) in the following areas:

  • Current Trends in Markets, Technology, and Investments
  • Innovation in Polyolefin Catalysts and Process
  • Advances in Polyolefin Stabilization
  • Modifiers for Polyolefins
  • Advances in Polymer Testing and Characterization
  • Flexible Packaging
  • 3D Printing
  • Advances in Compounding
  • Polyolefin Pipe Applications
  • Sustainability & Recycling
  • Enhancement of functional polyolefin properties for application


Hilton Houston North, Houston Texas
12400 Greenspoint Dr. Houston, TX 77060


Conference Chair
Fernando Cevallos-Candau
+1 225.333.1654

Exhibit Chair
Kevin Alexander
+1 281.701.7792

Program Chair
Vassilios Galiatsatos
+1 513.530.4276

Sponsor Co-Chairs
Richard Keeler
+1 832.239.0228

David Hansen
+1 713.248.2273

Janell Helton
+1 713.503.6729


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