2016 SPE Color & Appearance Division RETEC

September 11-13, 2016

Sawgrass Marriott Resort and Spa

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Message from Conference Chairman
The 54th Annual Society of Plastics Engineers Color and Appearance Division RETEC® is quickly approaching. This year’s conference will be held near Jacksonville, FL. This year’s theme is “Driving Color Into The Future”. CAD RETEC® is the world’s largest technical conference in North America that is specifically dedicated to the color and appearance of plastics.

Scott Aumann, EMD Chemicals
Conference Chair- 2016 SPE CAD RETEC® scott.aummann@emdgroup.com

Who Attends and Why
CAD RETEC® is the trademarked name of our division’s annual topical conference. The conference is usually scheduled in the fall of each year, and generally takes place over two or three days. Conference locations change from year to year as we try to offer convenient opportunities to attend for the entire SPE CAD membership.

CAD RETEC is our “big” conference each year. We are proud that CAD RETEC is longest running and largest technical conference in North America devoted to the coloring of plastics. Attendance is usually around 400-500 people from all functions of business including technology, manufacturing, sales, and procurement. It started as a technical conference focused on development, manufacturing and research in the field of color science, color measurement, and coloring plastics. In more recent years, efficient networking has been the draw for the crowd.

SPE membership is encouraged but is not required to attend.

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All registrations are closed for this event



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Program Schedule (tentative-check back for updates)

On-Site Registration


[list_item icon=””]Champions Desk[/list_item]
[list_item icon=””]Sunday – 1:00PM-8:00PM[/list_item]
[list_item icon=””]Monday – 7:00AM-5:00PM[/list_item]
[list_item icon=””]Tuesday – 7:30AM-3:30PM[/list_item]

Preconference Seminar “Coloring of Plastics”

[list_item icon=””]Presented by Bruce Mulholland, Celanese, SPE Fellow[/list_item]
[list_item icon=””]8:30AM-4:30PM[/list_item]
[list_item icon=””]Fee:  $490 (Must Preregister for this event.  Extra fee not included with CAD RETEC registration)[/list_item]
[list_item icon=””]Subject to cancellation if minimum class size is not met[/list_item]

[list_item icon=”envelope”]2016 SPE CAD RETEC Coloring of Plastics Contact Form[/list_item]

2016 SPE CAD RETEC(R) Golf Outing


[list_item icon=””]Sunday, September 11 – World Golf Village, King & Bear Course[/list_item]
[list_item icon=””]Registration 8:00AM-8:45AM[/list_item]
[list_item icon=””]Shotgun Start 9:00AM[/list_item]
[list_item icon=””]$125 per Player (includes Range Warm-up, Cart & Greens Fees)[/list_item]
[list_item icon=””]Golf Outing PDF[/list_item]

Opening Reception

[list_item icon=”glass”]Sunday, September 11[/list_item]

[list_item icon=””]8:00PM-10:00PM, Arbor Ballroom[/list_item]

[list_item icon=””]Dessert Reception[/list_item]

[list_item icon=”music”]Music by Color Eye Blind[/list_item]

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Technical Program

Print format

Download Conference Papers Here

Monday 12 Sept 2016

Masters Ballroom

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7:00 – 8:15 am Breakfast   Sponsored by LANSCO and SHEPHERD COLOR
8:15 AM Opening Remarks Scott Aumann

Technical Manager for Plastics

EMD Performance Materials

 Welcome to CAD RETEC® 2016 at Ponte Vedre, FL.
8:30 AM Keynote Theresa Patton

InVisiOsm Designer Manager


InVisiOSM Color Inspirations 2017, a collection of four influential and emerging color trends which have been masterfully executed in polymer featuring unique special effects
9:30 AM Paper Breeze Briggs BASF

Technical Specialist

Colors & Effects

Using Resins as a Reflective Medium for Interference Effect Pigments
10:00 AM Break   Sponsored by SUN CHEMICAL
10:30 AM Paper Paul Andersen

Director Process Engineering

Coperion Corporation

Fundamentals of Twin-Screw Extrusion Scale up: The Bump in the Road Between Development and Commercialization
11:00 AM Paper David Giner

Market Manager

Al-Farben S.A.

New Solutions to improve the recyclability of Black Plastics
11:30 AM Paper Dr. Mark Vincent

Executive Vice President

Dominion Colour Corp.

Organo-Ultramarine Pigments – the story continues….
12:00 PM Lunch   BBQ Lunch Available For Purchase
1:30 PM Paper Shigeru Suzuki

GM Technical Development, Pigment Division


The Color and Performance of Environmentally Friendly CI Pigment Brown 48 in Plastics
2:00 PM Paper Jonathan Doll

Leader Effect Pigments Team

Sun Chemical

In Search of the Perfect Black Pearl
2:30 PM Paper Nathan Karszes

Technical Applications Manager

Ferro Corporation

Expanding the Palette of Cool Colors Solutions
3:00 PM Break   Sponsored by CLARIANT
3:30 PM Keynote Betty Puckerin

Sr. Global Manager Color Technology

Ampacet Corporation

Specifications & Test Methods CAD RETEC Education Committee
4:00 PM Keynote Dr. Weiping Yu



A New Understanding of Theory of Light and Colors
5:00 PM New



Sandra Davis

Sr. Technical Marketing Consultant – Titanium Technologies

Chemours Company

Companies are given 5 minutes each to present their new products to the conference attendees
6:00 PM Reception Champions Rooms D-H Network Reception Sponsored by FERRO


Tuesday 13 Sept 2016

Fun Run/Walk2016 Fun Run DCC

[list_item icon=””]Sponsored by Dominion Colour Corporation[/list_item]

[list_item icon=””]Cost: $20 (pay with registration or onsite)[/list_item]
[list_item icon=”house”]Proceeds go to local Habitat for Humanity[/list_item]
[list_item icon=”paper”]Fun Run Waiver[/list_item]

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7:00 – 8:00 am Activity   Fun Run/Walk Sponsor Dominion Colour
8:00 AM Table tops open
8:30 AM Keynote Greg Autore


Purple Suit, Inc

Color Perspective
9:30 AM Break   Sponsored by Kronos
10:00 AM Paper Robert Roden

Associate Vice President


Improved Dispersion of Organic Pigments in Masterbatch
10:30 AM Paper Edward daPonte

Director NA Sales


New Innovative Color Alternatives for the Engineering Polymers Market
11:00 AM Paper Mahesh Mettelloo

GM Pigment Technical Services

Sudarshan Chemical Industries Ltd.

Quality Control of Pigments for Thin Wall Articles
11:30 AM Lunch  

Awards Luncheon

Sponsored by Tronox

1:30 PM Panel Regulatory Topics for the World of Plastics
2:30 PM Break   Sponsored by Chemours
3:00 PM Keynote Willem De Vos


Society of Plastics Engineers

The Future of plastics in our connected world
3:30 PM Paper Philipp Niedenzu

Principle Investigator

Chemours Company

Review of Twin Screw Extrusion Parameters That Impact TiO2 Dispersion
4:00 PM Paper Scott Aumann

Technical Manager for Plastics

EMD Performance Materials

New Innovative Technology for 3D effects in Injection Molding Plastics
4:30 PM Raffle Scott Aumann

Technical Manager for Plastics

EMD Performance Materials

Closing Remarks / Raffle (Prizes TBD)

Enter raffle by filling out the survey

Must be present to win


Monday Exhibits

[list_item icon=””]September 12, 10:00AM-7:00PM[/list_item]
[list_item icon=””]Champions Rooms D-H[/list_item]

Monday Evening Reception

[list_item icon=””]September 12, 6:00PM-7:00PM[/list_item]
[list_item icon=””]Champions Rooms D-H[/list_item]

Tuesday Exhibits

[list_item icon=””]September 13, 8:00AM-3:30PM[/list_item]
[list_item icon=””]Champions Rooms D-H[/list_item]

Awards Ceremony

[list_item icon=””]September 13, 11;30AM-1:30PM[/list_item]
[list_item icon=””]Champions Rooms A-C[/list_item]


[list_item icon=””]September 13, 5:00 PM[/list_item]
[list_item icon=””]Masters Ballroom[/list_item]

[list_item icon=””]Enter the raffle by filling out the CAD RETEC Survey![/list_item]
[list_item icon=””]Must Be Present To Win![/list_item]



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CAD RETEC® 2016 Exhibitors

Booth Map



Aakash Chemicals

Agrofert USA

Al-Farben S.A. (Torrecid Group)

Apex Colors, Inc

Applied Market Information LLC

Baerlocher USA

BASF Corporation

Brabender Technologie

Brenntag Specialties, Inc.

Brilliant Group Inc.

Cappelle Pigments


CINIC Chemicals America, LLC

Clariant Corporation


CQV Co., Ltd


Day-Glo Color Corporation

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Dominion Colour Corporation

Eckart America

EMD Performance Materials

FERRO Corporation

FP-Pigments, Inc.

Heucotech LTD

HL Blachford Ltd.


Huntsman Pigments & Additives

Jeco Pigments

Keystone Corporation

Kuncai Americas LLC


Lanxess Corporation


Liberty Specialty Chemicals


Maroon Group LLC

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Omya Inc.

Paramount Colors Inc.

PCC Chemax, Inc.

Royce Colors

The Shepherd Color Company

Sichuan Lomon

Silberline Manufacturing Co.

Sincol USA

Special Coatings USA, LLC

Steer America


Sun Chemical Corporation

TOMATEC America, Inc.

Torrecid USA

Tronox LLC


United Mineral & Chemical Corp

Welset Americas Inc.

X-Rite Pantone

Yipin Pigments Inc.



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BASFwebPlatinum Green 2016

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The Society of Plastics Engineers is delighted to announce that it is accepting submissions of technical papers for SPE CAD RETEC’s 2016 Conference.

CAD RETEC (R) 2015 will be held in Ponte Verde, FL at the Sawgrass Marriott Resort and Spa on Sept 11-13, 2016.

Any paper related to the color and/or appearance of plastic will be considered. Appropriate topics might apply to one of these categories:

  • Color Measurement
  • Testing and Quality Control
  • Color Matching Techniques
  • Processing and Equipment
  •  Materials (Colorants, Additives, Polymers)
  • Property Retention/Durability
  • Instrumentation and Test Methods
  • Regulatory Issues
  • Color Trends
  • Decorative or Special Effects
  • Other Color/Appearance Related TopiC

All submissions can be managed by email to the technical program committee.

Interested? Please send an email with your intentions to speak and proposed paper title to the Technical Program Committe for CAD RETEC 2015: