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:
Chemical and mechanical recycling
Circularity of materials
Tackling challenges in plastic waste
Sustainability in materials, design and manufacturing
Novel methods for deconstructing and upcycling existing plastic waste
Innovative applications for material repurpose, reuse, recycle and upcycle
SPE Engineering Properties & Structure Division Division Call for Papers
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:
Antimicrobial and antiviral polymer systems
Multi-layer polymer structures and adhesion
Reactive processing of polymers and coatings
Coating and confinement effects on physical properties
Inorganic composites and nanocomposites
Modification of polymers for improved sustainability
We welcome papers on novel research in polymer science and engineering, polymer structure-property relationships, and mechanistic understanding of practical or applied problems.
Bioplastics and Renewable Technologies Division Call for Papers
Any paper related to bioplastics and/or renewable technologies will be considered. Appropriate topics
might apply to one of these categories:
Innovations in Bio-based and/or biodegradable polymers and plastics
Compostable or biodegradable Packaging and food contact innovations
Additives for bio-based and biodegradable plastics
Advancements in recycling of bioplastics
New durable and biodegradable applications introduced in 2020
Multi-use bio-based products
Biodegradability of polymers and plastics outside of managed waste streams
Technical Developments in Bioplastics or Bio-composites
Carbon footprint and Life Cycle Assessment
New Legislation and Regulations
Breakthrough Process Technologies
Innovative Applications and/or end uses
Home and Industrial Compost-ability
If you have any questions, please contact our Technical Program Chair for ANTEC® 2021
Frank J. Popola.
SPE Plastic Pipe and Fittings SIG Call for Papers
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:
Development of new pipe & fittings materials
Innovation in processes including joining and installation
Advances in test methods
New applications of existing technology
Success stories and challenges in plastic pipe applications
Topics of current interest to the pipe and fittings industry
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.
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:
Innovation in mold design, engineering, and making technologies;
Mold surface engineering and treatments;
Mold design education and workforce development;
Impact of COVID-19 on the plastic mold industry;
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
The Flexible Packaging Division is looking for technically oriented papers and presentations on topics related to flexible packaging.
improvements in barrier;
new tie layer systems;
flexible packaging equipment;
breakthroughs in flexible package recycling;
sustainable packaging solutions;
smart & active packaging;
film extrusion and converting technologies;
flexible package testing;
And, novel pack functionality
SPE Polymer Analysis Division Call for Papers
SPE Polymer Analysis Division (PAD) invites presentations for ANTEC 2021 on the following topics, as well as others that can be considered Polymer Analysis.
Analysis of biobased and biodegradable polymers/composites
Hyphenated characterization techniques
Emerging methods of polymer spectroscopy
Characterization and analysis of polymers/blends/composites/ nano-materials/microfluidics/hydrogels/fibers/polymer additives
Biocompatibility of plastics
Advances in polymer analysis techniques
SPE Applied Rheology Division Call for Papers
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:
Theoretical and experimental work in all areas of rheology
Relationships of processing-structure-rheology
Rheology of polymer solutions, polymer melt, composites and colloid systems
Application of rheology in innovative processing, product development and failure analysis
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.
SPE Decoration and Assembly Division Call for Papers
You are invited to submit a paper for publication and presentation.
The Decoration and Assembly Division is looking for papers on the following topics:
Post Covid-19 treatments and coatings for plastic surfaces
Digital (ink jet) plastic decoration
Adhesives for difficult to bond plastic surfaces
Sustainable choices for plastic decoration
Advances in laser technologies for decorated plastic
Surface preparation for plastic decoration
Decoration processes for additive manufactured parts
Smart materials and coating technologies to create smart surfaces
SPE Building and Infrastructure Division Call for Papers
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.
Roofing, siding, fence, deck, trim boards, windows, doors, floors
Pipes, insulations, wire & cable, bath and kitchens
Paints & coatings, adhesives & sealants
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