Per- and PolyFluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) in the Plastics Industry | October 18–19, 2023 | Baltimore, MD
Per- and PolyFluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) in the Plastics Industry

Per- And Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) in the Plastics Industry Call for Speakers

SPE is extending a Call for Speakers to present at Per- And Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) in the Plastics Industry, taking place October 18-19 in Baltimore, MD. 

Potential speakers include:

  • Regulatory experts well-versed in PFAS REACH regulations
  • Scientists, researchers, academia, and professionals who possess in-depth knowledge of the fluoropolymer and the PFAS market, including insights into technical challenges surrounding their replacements.

Industrial sectors include:

  • Material/Additives Suppliers
  • Polymer Processing
  • Packaging
  • Medical
  • Automotive/Aerospace

We invite you to submit abstracts for presentations on:

  • Advances in PFAS Regulations
  • PFA Challenges in Your Industrial Sector
  • Development of PFAS Free Alternatives and Other Technological Solutions

Submission Timeline:

  • Abstract Submission Deadline: August 11, 2023 CLOSED
  • Accepted Speakers Notified: August 18, 2023 CLOSED
  • Presentation Submission Deadline: September 15, 2023


For questions about submissions, contact:
Iván D. López, SPE Director, Technical Programs

For event questions, including registration and other customer service issues:
SPE Customer Service

For technical issues with the submission site, contact:
Chris Barry, Marketing/Technology Manager, SPE

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The event will provide a comprehensive exploration of the challenges and opportunities related to the use of Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) in the plastic industry, along with the growing concerns about their environmental impacts. The regulatory landscape surrounding these substances will be examined, and the potential technical and economic consequences of implementing bans will be discussed.

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