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SPI Flexible Vinyl Products Division's 24th Annual Compounders Conference

The SPI Flexible Vinyl Products Division is pleased to announce our 24th Annual Compounders Conference.  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 Charleston South Carolina.

July 14-17, 2013
Charleston Place Hotel
205 Meeting Street, Charleston, South Carolina 29401

Program Details



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Program Dates: Sunday July 14 - Wednesday 17, 2013
Sunday July 14 - Arrivals and Outings
Early AM Annual Fishing Expedition (details forthcoming)
9:00 AM Golf Tournament – Patriot’s Point Golf Course
6:00 PM Opening Reception, Charleston Place Hotel
Monday July 15 - Program Commences at the Charleston Place Hotel
8:00 AM  Buffet Breakfast

8:00 - 10:00 AM

Spouse Breakfast 
9:00 - Noon  General Session 
Noon - 1:30 PM  Lunch Break in Charleston – Explore the city on your own or with friends! 
1:30 - 5:00 PM  General Session               
5:30 PM SPECIAL EVENT - Patriot's Point Reception on the USS Yorktown
Join us for a memorable evening aboard the carrier USS Yorktown.  Explore her stunning structure and the dozens of planes presented on her flight deck and below.  The Yorktown is berthed alongside Sumner Class Destroyer USS LAFFEY (DD-724), Submarine USS Clamagore, and a replica of a Vietnam era support base including a Mark 1 River Patrol Boat. Take time to explore all of these warrior vessels. Transportation will be provided from the hotel.
Tuesday July 16 – Continuing Program at the Charleston Place Hotel
8:00 AM Buffet Breakfast 
8:00 - 10:00 AM Spouse Breakfast 
9:00 - Noon General Session 
Noon - 1:30 PM Lunch Break in Charleston – Explore the city on your own or with friends! 
1:30 - 5:00 PM General Session               
5:00 PM Reception - Riviera Theatre
Located just across the street from our hotel, the Riviera is a fully restored art deco theatre.  Our last conference session of the day and our conversation station reception will be held in this great venue.  
Wednesday July 17 - Continuing Program at the Charleston Place Hotel (Half Day)
8:00 AM Continental Breakfast 
9:00 - 1:00 PM General Session
Meeting Adjourns



Vinyl Latex alternatives
Voctoire de Clermont-Tonnerre, Salvin
Life Cycle Analysis
Bill Freeman, RFCI
USDA Bio-Preferred Program
Ron Buckhalt, USDA
Wire and Cable Industry Report
Frank Peri, CCCA
Phthalates and Medical Products
Patty Long, SPI  


United States Green Building Council
D’Lane Wisner, AHPBC
Phthalates Activity in the EPA Design for the Environment Program (DfE)
Bill Hall, Venable
Combustible Dust, Update on NFPA and OSHA Activity
Marie Martinko, SPI
Azo Issues in the EU
Gary Rittell



Role of PVC Resins in Sustainable Design
Rich Krock, VI
SPI Recovery and Sustainability Program
Kim Holmes, SPI

Economics & Markets

Economic Overview
Martin Regalia, US Chamber of Commerce
Steve Brien, IHS Chemical
PVC Resins Market
David Peters, Shawnee  


The 24th Compounders Conference continues the tradition of premier programming with technical, regulatory, economic and commercial segments focusing on the flexible vinyl industry.  Our subject matter experts come from the federal government, industry, consulting firms and the premier associations in this arena.  The full program will be released shortly.

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The Charleston Place Hotel provides an elegant and convenient base for our meeting and exploration of Charleston.  The hotel presents two excellent restaurants: Charleston Grill, Palmetto Café and the very comfortable Thoroughbred Club in the lobby serving drinks as well as afternoon tea.  The rooftop spa features a pool with retractable roof and a beautiful view of the city.  Wi-Fi is free and there is a well-equipped business center. 

One hallway off the lobby leads to a shopping arcade with high end stores like Louis Vuitton, Gucci, kate spade New York, Tommy Bahama and Lacoste.  Blocks of quaint antiquing, coffee shops and historic sites are just outside.

Parking is only $14 overnight, but once you get into your room, you will not need a car. The location of the hotel is ideal - it is right across from the Market, one side borders King Street (close to the shopping there), dozens of choices for excellent dining, and an easy walk to the water and all the attractions along South of Broad.  Take a carriage ride about the city to really get a sense of the history and character of Charleston.  It is truly a unique city.

Our conference rate is an incredible opportunity to enjoy a world class hotel both during the conference and, if you wish, before and after all on the conference rate.

Standard Room Rates are: $189.00 (single or double)
Rates are available two days prior and post the conference dates.

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SPI Member Rates (Both Processor and Supplier)  
Full Registration $550.00 including sessions and receptions
After July 1, 2013 $650.00
Non-Member Rates:  
Non-Member Processor Registration:   
Full Registration  $800.00 including sessions and receptions
After July 1, 2013  $900.00
Non-Member Supplier Registration:   
Full Registration  $1,500.00 including sessions and receptions
After July 1, 2013  $2,000.00
Member or Non-Member Spouse Registration  $125.00

Contact Terry Peters with any questions.


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SPI Would Like to Thank the Following Sponsors:


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 The Chemical Company

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