ANTEC® 2021 Recap

The latest edition of ANTEC®, SPE’s Annual Technical Conference, began on May 5, 2021, with an address by SPE President Jaime Gómez emphasizing the positive impact of plastics on life and recognizing the challenges the industry faces in many areas. The conference, like 2020, was virtual, owing to the lingering effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

With nearly 1,100 attendees and 215 speakers, ANTEC® 2021 kicked off with 17 Industry Insights Sessions from May 5-7, which included plastics leaders who shared their valuable plastics industry insights. And 121 ANTEC® Classic Sessions took place May 10-21, offering live, remote presentations (including Q&A) occurring over 10-days with 20 technical tracks. ANTEC® 2021 also included 50+ On-demand Presentations as well as 19 Student Posters.

For those who did attend, you can access ANTEC® presentations and papers here:

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Check out the links below for ANTEC® 2021 highlights.

ANTEC 2021 Gets Underway With an Appreciation of Plastics and a Challenge for Change

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Are Keys to Business Success

3M Leveraged Collaboration With Outside Partners to Tackle the COVID Crisis

Material Reduction and New Resin Grades are One Route to Success

Panel of Journalists at ANTEC® Give Their Take on Where the Plastics Industry is Going

Chocolatier and TC Transcontinental Work to Find Sweet Spot for Sustainable Packaging

Biobased Materials Generate Large Volumes of Steam That Require Costly New Eequipment to Process

Large printed water drainage parts would speed repairs and cost less than conventional versions

Advances in Chemistry Improve Film Recyclability, Precision of Automotive Parts and Even Asphalt

Researchers Gauge Impact of Fibers in Multiple Applications

Carbon Fiber Improves Fracture Toughness in Printing Trials

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