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Co-Located Events Will Include SPI’s ‘Business of Plastics’ Conference and a Trade Show with Industry Suppliers Recruited by SPI’s NPE Sales and Marketing Team

NEWTOWN, CT, U.S.A., January 9, 2013: Registration is now open for the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) ANTEC® 2013, it was announced today by SPE. Prospective attendees can register online at

ANTEC 2013 will take place April 22-24 at the Duke Energy Convention Center in Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.A. Co-located with ANTEC 2013 will be the “Business of Plastics Conference,” produced by SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association and focusing on current issues affecting business strategy. In addition, SPE will produce a trade show that is expected to be the largest plastics exhibition of the year in the U.S., with exhibitors recruited by the same SPI team responsible for marketing and sales for the NPE show.

The annual ANTEC is the world’s largest plastics technical conference, consisting entirely of original, peer-reviewed presentations on a variety of topics relevant to today’s global plastics industry. Besides more than 500 papers in 40 different plastics technical areas, ANTEC 2013 will include three “New Technology” forums, three plenary speeches, tutorials for a range of processes and materials, panel discussions, technical seminars for professional advancement, and activities for students and young industry personnel.

Information on programs and registration fees is available at Prospective attendees can also contact SPE by email at, telephone at 1-203-740-5403, and fax at 1-203-775-8490.


THE SOCIETY OF PLASTICS ENGINEERS (SPE) is the premier source of peer-reviewed technical information for plastics professionals. Founded in 1942, SPE takes action every day to help companies in the plastics industry succeed by spreading knowledge, strengthening skills, and promoting plastics. Employing these vital strategies, SPE has helped the plastics industry thrive for over 70 years. SPE has become the recognized medium of communication among scientists, engineers, and technical personnel engaged in the development, conversion, and application of plastics. For more information, please visit

Founded in 1937, SPI: THE PLASTICS INDUSTRY TRADE ASSOCIATION is the plastics industry trade association representing the third largest manufacturing industry in the United States. SPI's member companies represent the entire plastics industry supply chain, including processors, machinery and equipment manufacturers and raw materials suppliers. The U.S. plastics industry employs nearly1-million workers and provides more than $341 billion in annual shipments.