SPI Events

Webinar - TSCA: Proposed Reforms and What They Mean for the Plastics Industry

Join us on Thursday, June 6 at 2pm (EDT) for a webinar detailing the latest proposed legislation seeking to update the federal Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). The webinar will include a detailed discussion of the "Chemical Safety Improvement Act of 2013" which was introduced on May 22nd by Senators Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) and David Vitter (R-LA) along with 14 additional bipartisan cosponsors.

Changes To The Resin Identification Codes

ASTM International has recently announced revisions to ASTM D7611 ("Standard Practice for Coding Plastic Manufactured Articles for Resin Identification") also known as the "resin identification codes" or RIC. In this webinar hear from Dr. Thomas Pecorini, a technology fellow at Eastman Chemical Company and chairman of D20.95.01, the ASTM subcommittee in charge of the RIC. The webinar will cover modifications to the RIC including the recently announced transition from the chasing arrow symbol to a solid equilateral triangle, impacts to the industry, future activities being undertaken by the RIC subcommittee and more.Title: Changes to the Resin Identification Codes - What Does it Mean for Your Business?Date: Thursday, June 27, 2013Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDTAfter registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.

What You Should Know About The SEC's Conflict Minerals Rule
08/13/2013 - 05/31/2014

Development of Biobased Plastics Independent of The Future
09/10/2013 - 12/31/2013

The SPI Bioplastics Council hosted a webinar which challenged the widely held perception that the biobased plastics industry is inextricably linked to and dependent on the emergence of a robust biorefining industry. The webinar: " Addressed important differences between today's world v. years ago when the petrochemicals industry was linked to and dependent on a petroleum refining industry whose major target were fuels. " Examined these differences from several angles and the implications which could have enabled biobased plastics to grow independently of biofuels. " Addressed the concept that a commercially viable scale for biobased plastics can be much smaller than a commercially viable scale for biofuels. " Discussed economic, societal and environmental challenges as the biobased plastics industry develops. " Provided an overview of industry-driven efforts to navigate toward a future with a more sustainable biobased plastics industry

Degradable Additives

EHS+ February 2014 Meeting
02/05/2014 - 02/06/2014

SPI West Regional Lunch At MDM/PlastecWest

SPI-IHS Webinar - Ethylene and Polyethylene

Rigid Plastic Packaging Group Spring 2014 Meeting
03/05/2014 - 03/07/2014

Recycling Committee Meeting

Global Polymer Market Outlook Webinar - Propylene and Polypropylene


Fluoropolymers Division Spring 2014
03/26/2014 - 03/28/2014

Join us for the Fluoropolymers Spring 2014 Conference, set for March 26-28,2014, at the Fairmont San Francisco. SPI-FPD brings together the best technical and industry issue specialists for an excellent program of education and information. Conference Registration Fees include sessions and receptions:SPI Members = $750 prior to February 28; After February 28 = $850.00Non-Members = $900.00 prior to February 28; February 28 = $1,000.00Spouse Registration (Member/Non-Member) = $200.00

Beach Clean-Up Project

SPI 2014 Spring National Board Meeting
04/09/2014 - 04/11/2014

The 2014 Spring National Board Meeting will be held April 9-11 at the Epic Hotel in Miami, Florida. There is a registration fee for this meeting. Early Registration, through March 14th is $595. Beginning March 15th, the registration fee is $695. Spouse registration is $155. Cancellation Clause: Refunds will be accepted untilmarch 30, 2014. No refunds will be issued after March 30, 2014. Substitutions will be accepted.

Eastern Pennsylvania Regional Lunch - Whitford

22nd Annual Mike Koebel Moldmakers Golf Classic

Sign up early for this annual golf tournament that brings the Southern California moldmakers and plastics industry together to support SPI's educational grant program. SPI's Western Moldmakers have helped raise over $80,000 in past years toward supporting Western Region schools with plastics curriculum.

Flexible Film & Bag Conference
05/19/2014 - 05/21/2014

Michigan Regional Dinner and Plant Tours

Plastic Packaging Regulatory Summit
06/03/2014 - 06/05/2014

SPI's Flexible Vinyl Products 25th Annual Compounders Conference
07/13/2014 - 07/16/2014

The SPI Vinyl Products Division invites you to join us for the 25th Annual Compounders Conference to be held July 13-16, 2014 in Williamsburg, Virginia. Each year we bring together the best technical and industry issue specialists for an excellent program of education and information. This is our invitation to you to join us for three exceptional days in Williamsburg, Virginia. For more information regarding the program and updates, please contact, Conference Registration Fees include sessions and receptions:SPI Member (Processor/Supplier) = $675.00 before June 13, 2014 ($775.00 after 6/13)Non-Member Processor = $900.00 before June 13, 2014 ($1,000.00 after 6/13)Non-Member Supplier = $1,500.00 before June 13, 2014 ($2,000.00 after 6/13)Spouse Registration (SPI Member/Non-Member) = $175.00

2014 Plastics Industry Fly-In
07/22/2014 - 07/23/2014

Members from nine plastics industry trade associations will gather in Washington, DC, on July 22-23 for the 2014 Plastics Industry Fly-In.

SPI 2014 Equipment & Moldmakers Leadership Summit
10/26/2014 - 10/28/2014

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