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Winners Announced for SPE Inaugural Student Radio Controlled Car Race and Design Competition

The Inaugural Student Radio Controlled Car Race and Design Competition was recently held by The Society of Plastics Engineers, SPE, Thermoforming Division.  The competition consisted of students from six schools from the United States and Germany designing, manufacturing, decorating and racing radio controlled cars. The award for best design was given to Ryan Fuller of Georgia Tech. First and...

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SPE Presented Lifetime Achievement Award to Dr. John Farber

The Society of Plastics Engineers honored Dr. John Farber, the founder of ICC Industries Inc with the lifetime achievement award on September 25 during SPE’s Thermoforming Awards Dinner at AT&T Stadium, Home of the Dallas Cowboys, in Arlington, Texas. He worked as a laboratory chemist in Israel and completed his doctorate in polymer chemistry in New York. He developed sales of U.S.-made paint...

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People's Choice Award Presented to Renault-Webasto-ARRK Shapers-Polyscope at SPE ACCE

Renault-Webasto-ARRK Shapers-Polyscope, a team made consisting of automaker Groupe Renault, Webasto SC, ARRK-Shapers, and Polyscope Polymers B.V., were presented with the People's Choice award for the most innovative composite part by attendees at the 18th annual Automotive Composites Conference and Exhibition sponsored by the Society of Plastic Engineers. The award was given for the groups...

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SPE Awards Bill Benjamin Memorial Scholarship to Haven Bontz

The Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) Thermoforming Division awarded Haven Bontz with the Bill Benjamin Memorial Scholarship at 26th SPE Thermoforming Conference® held during September 24-26 at the Fort Worth Convention Center, in Fort Worth, Texas. Bontz is studying B. S in Plastic and Polymer engineering technology and he has held an internship with Consolidated Container Company in Oil...

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SPE Thermoforming Conference Focuses on Future Generation Communication

Society of Plastics Engineers’ (SPE) 26th Thermoforming® Conference will take place during September 24-26, 2018 in Fort Worth, TX at Fort Worth Convention Center. John F. Register (Paralympic Medal Winner) and Ryan Avery (Motivating Millennial) will be addressing the conference. John is serving as change-management expert in strategic communications and will provide behind-the-scenes look at...

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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 inÂ- 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...

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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,Â- 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...

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