ANTEC® Industry Insights

May 5-7, 2021

Kicking off ANTEC® 2021, must-hear plastics leaders will share their valuable industry insights.

Join us for this two-day event via SPE’s exclusive live-streaming service to your remote location.

Insight Program Available

This year's program includes:

A View From the Top: Industry Perspectives from Plastics Industry Leaders 

Hear industry executives give their perspective on the state of our industry. Last year’s speakers included Dow CEO Jim Fitterling and Berry CEO Tom Salmon.

Plastics & The Environment: It’s Not Just Bags, Bottles and Straws

A variety of viewpoints on topics like reduce/reuse/recycle, circular economy, advanced recycling etc., representing all industries which use plastics (consumer and industrial). The focus will be on how these vertical industries are addressing any negative environmental impacts of pre- and post-use plastic in their businesses. We’ll  showcase real-world examples of the good things that people, and companies are doing to mitigate issues related to the use of plastic by their business and customers.

Emerging Plastics Technologies: What Are the Next Big Things on the Plastics Horizon

From metallocene catalysis to additive manufacturing, SPE has covered these game changing technologies. What’s the “next big thing”? Our speakers will share their predictions. Topics covered: Biomimetic Polymeric and Composite Materials, Advances with Cyclic Monomers, AI/Big Data/Robotics, Plastics and Pandemics, Lightweighting through the use of composites, carbon fiber, and graphene, high performance foams  and sandwich structures, and more.

ANTEC® Classic

May 10-21, 2021

ANTEC® Classic, slated for May 10-21, will offer real-time, remote presentations occurring over 10-days with 20 technical tracks.

Hear from the industry’s top researchers as they discuss their latest findings. In the traditional ANTEC® format, 200+ papers across a wide variety of topics will be presented. Watch the presentations real-time, with Q&A after each presentation, or watch the recorded sessions on-demand on your schedule.

This program is provided as a service to the plastics industry. The views and opinions expressed on this or any SPE program are those of the Speaker(s) and/or the persons appearing with the Speaker(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of Society of Plastics Engineers, Inc. (SPE) or its officials, employees or designees. To comment or to express an opposing opinion, please contact us at

Refund Policy

No refunds will be granted. Registration may be transferred to an alternate person if requested. No transfers of registration after May 1. For registration questions or issues, contact SPE Customer Relations: +1 203.775.0471.

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