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Michael A. Meador

Experts from White House Office of Science & Technology and Arburg Will Speak on Technologies with Implications for the Future of the Plastics Industry

BETHEL, CT, U.S.A., February 3, 2015: Speakers at the plenary sessions of the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) ANTEC® 2015 will discuss two technologies that will be key drivers in the future progress of the plastics industry: nanotechnology and additive manufacturing.

ANTEC 2015 will take place March 23-25, 2015 at the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) in Orlando, FL, U.S.A. and will be co-located with the NPE2015 international plastics show. The plenary speakers and their topics will be as follows:

Monday, March 23

Michael A. Meador is a NASA specialist in nanotechnology who is currently on loan to serve as the director of the National Nanotechnology Coordination Office (NNCO), National Science and Technology Council, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. His address will be titled The Role of Nanotechnology in Current and Future Space Missions.

Tuesday, March 24

Heinz Gaub is managing director of technology and engineering for Arburg, Inc. His address will be titled Arburg Plastic Freeforming: Additive Manufacturing of Plastic Parts Using Standard Granulates.

Mr. Gaub’s presentation will be the forerunner of two technical sessions on additive manufacturing / 3D printing scheduled for Tuesday, March 24 and Wednesday, March 25.

Information on SPE ANTEC 2015 is available at


SPE’s Annual Technical Conference (ANTEC®) is the largest, most-respected, and well-known technical conference in the plastics industry globally. For over 70 years, ANTEC has successfully expanded from U.S. into Europe, India, and the Middle East with further expansion to global locations in 2015 and beyond. Each event features technical and business presentations on new and evolving technologies, panel discussions, as well as tutorial sessions. Networking events and student functions provide attendees with ample networking opportunities with experts from the largest industry segments.

The mission of the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE®) is to promote scientific and engineering knowledge relating to plastics worldwide and to educate industry, academia, and the public about these advances. SPE is active in educating, promoting, recognizing, and communicating technical accomplishments for all phases of plastics and plastic based-composite developments in the global transportation industry. Topic areas include applications, materials, processing, equipment, tooling, design, and development. Visit