SPE News - Nov. 19, 2021

Digital October Edition of Plastics Engineering Now Available

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Plastics Engineering Highlights

Plastics Engineering Connects Companies to Industry Leaders Around the World

Did you know that Plastics Engineering (PE) magazine has a guarantee reach of 30,000 global industry leaders in more than 84 countries? PE covers the trends and influences that affect plastics in key global markets. 90% of PE’s readers are leaders in decisions related to new plastics technologies and 78% use PE to learn about emerging technologies. Want to connect with potential customers? Reach out to Michael Greskiewicz, SPE Director, Sales & Advertising, today at +1 203.740.5411 or email mgreskiewicz@4spe.org.

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Get to Know Plastics on a Deeper Level – Read Plastics Engineering

Plastics Engineering magazine keeps plastics professionals and other specialists in the value chain up-to-date on the latest materials equipment and process technologies that impact all aspects of product development and applications in the plastics industry. One of the many great benefits of being an SPE member is you are automatically subscribed to PE!

Plastics Engineering to Commemorate SPE’s 80th Anniversary in 2022

As part of SPE’s 80th Anniversary, one of the many activities planned throughout 2022 is a special commemorative issue of Plastics Engineering magazine, which will be published in July/August. This keepsake issue will act as a major reference for plastics industry history and outlook. For those who want to be part of this special issue that will be read, referenced, and reviewed for years to come, please take a few minutes to provide your ideas by going to www.4spe.org/Celebrate80.

What's Happening Around SPE

Saunders, Nowland named Keynote Speakers at SPE’s Upcoming DEI Event in New York City

Zen Saunders, Inclusion and Employee Experience, NA Leader, The Dow Company, and Wynne Nowland, CEO, Bradley & Parker, have been named keynote speakers at SPE’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Manufacturing, taking place December 6-7 at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City. Attendees will hear how top private and public companies are fostering DEI throughout their organizations. Co-located at Informa’s Advanced Manufacturing Events and hosted by the SPE Foundation and the SPE DEI Advisory Board, this regional trade show features pavilions for plastics, packaging, automation technology, medical design and manufacturing, and design engineering and manufacturing.

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SPE DEI Advisory Board Looking for Volunteer Support

The SPE DEI Advisory Board has several initiatives underway, which need additional support. Those include the launch of four in-person roundtable events, a new DEI podcast, development of education programs, communications activities and more. If you're interested in knowing more about our work, and potentially volunteering if the fit is right, please take a few minutes to fill out and submit our DEI Volunteer questionnaire.

Show Plastics the Love It Deserves – After-school SPE STEM Clubs Need You!

When PlastiVideo rolled into Detroit, the response from the public charter school systems, including New Paradigm for Education was overwhelming. Through the SPE Foundation’s community partner, Ecotek Science at Work! Lab, the program gained access to more than 20 schools that were eager for plastics education. Parents and students were fully engaged, wanted access to more quality STEM education, and were eager to learn about career opportunities in plastics. The answer was after-school SPE STEM clubs, but demand has outstripped our resources and we’ve had to turn away hundreds of students. We need your help to serve as many students as we can – our future workforce is depending on it. For sponsorship information email foundation@4spe.org. Or if you want to make a personal gift, the SPE Automotive Division will match the first $5,000 in donations received to double your impact. Donate here. Show plastics the love it deserves today!

Help Your Employees Grow In Their Careers

SPE Membership Packs are a cost-effective way to demonstrate the value organizations place on their employees’ professional development while streamlining the join process. Membership Packs provide companies the opportunity to allow multiple employees to join SPE with a single membership payment. SPE members have access to plastics related content and opportunities to network with industry experts. Having the option to participate in live events or to view on-demand also helps company members increase their plastics knowledge. Your employees are your biggest asset – help them grow professionally by taking advantage of SPE’s Membership Pack option today!

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SPE News Story Ideas?

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Upcoming Events

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Manufacturing – New York
    December 6-7 | New York, NY
  • WEBINAR: Thermal Dependency of Plastics
    December 9 | Virtual Event

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