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SPE honors Robert Porsche as 2017 Thermoformer of the Year.

The Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) Thermoforming Division will be honoring Robert Porsche as SPE’s Thermoformer of the year 2017 during 26th SPE Thermoforming Conference, September 24-26, 2018 at the Omni Fort Worth Hotel and the Fort Worth Convention Center. Porsche graduated from Southern Illinois University with B.S. in marketing and management. He started his career in 1975 in sales...

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SPE announces Automotive Innovation Award Competition Winners.

Society of Plastics Engineers announce the winners of 46th annual Automotive Innovation Awards Competition. The society's mission is to promote scientific and engineering knowledge related to plastics. Awards are given in categories of Aftermarket category, Body Exterior category, Body Interior category, Chassis / Hardware category, Environmental category, Materials category, Powertrain...

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DR. Uday Vaidya named for 2015-16 SPE Composites Person of Year award.

DR. Uday Vaidya was named for 2015-16 SPE Composites Person of Year award which was first given in fiscal year 2004-2005. Award publicly acknowledges contributor who has provided significant aid to SPE Composites Division, particularly during prior year, as well as made broader contributions to composites industry as whole. Prior to joining UT/ORNL, Vaidya served as department chair for Materials...

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Nominations Sought for SPE's Thermoformer of the Year Award.

Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) Thermoforming Division seeks nominations for its annual Thermoformer of the Year Award, which recognizes significant contribution to thermoforming industry in- technical, educational, or managerial capacity. Nominations are due by December 16, 2016. Nominees will be evaluated by SPE Thermoforming Division Board of Directors, and 2017 Thermoformer of the Year...

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SPE Auto Hall of Fame inducts first PC instrument panel.

Automotive Division of SPE® named first use of polycarbonate (PC) to injection mold hard (painted) instrument panel,- featured on 1977 Econoline® van from Ford Motor Co, as 2016 Hall of Fame winner for 46th annual Automotive Innovation Awards Competition and Gala. Automotive plastic or composite components considered for said award must have been in continuous service in some form for at...

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SPE names competition finalists.

Automotive Division of SPE® announced finalists for its 46th-annual Automotive Innovation Awards Competition.- Nominations were first subjected to pre-qualification review and then were presented before a panel of industry experts, which sent forward the most innovative nominations to the Blue Ribbon judging round. Category and Grand Award winners selected during Blue Ribbon judging round will...

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SPE announces SPE Foundation scholarship recipients.

SPE has announced the winners of the 2016 scholarship program administered by SPE Foundation, including 42 scholarships totaling over $110,000. Awards are made to students who have demonstrated or expressed an interest in the plastics industry. SPE Foundation supports the development of plastics professionals by funding and supporting quality educational programs, scholarships, and student...

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SPE honors Noel Tessier with lifetime achievement award.

SPE Thermoforming Division has presented Noel Tessier of CMT Materials, Inc. with its lifetime achievement award. Mr. Tessier is a materials scientist with over 35 years of experience in the research and development of composite materials. Author and co-author of 5 patents and numerous technical articles and presentations, Mr. Tessier has had significant impact on the thin gauge thermoforming...

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SPE launches plastics design conference.

SPE has created a new technical conference focusing on plastics design. Titled Successful Plastic Part Design – Doing It Right the First Time," conference will take place Oct 25-26, 2016 in Portland, OR. Presentations will be offered in 2 tracks: Injection Molding and Composites/Thermoforming. Plenary speaker presentations addressing all 3 processes will include: How Do You Select the Right...

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SPE selects S!Y Communications for 75th anniversary campaign.

SPE has selected S!Y Communications, Inc. of Byfield, MA to assist them in development of their 75th anniversary campaign. RFP was sent out to 8 agencies with a request for a proposal to be accompanied by a 30 second video submission. According to Russ Broome, Managing Director of SPE, the creativity and passion that showed in the work submitted by S!Y Communications made them a clear choice to...

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