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The 56th Annual Society of Plastic Engineers Color and Appearance Division CAD RETEC® will be held in N. Charleston, SC at the Embassy Suites Charleston Airport Hotel & Convention Center September 23-25, 2018.  Join us to Get the lowdown on color!

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General Registration Information

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SPE Member

Advance:  $360

Late/Onsite:  $460[/box]

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SPE Non-Member

Advance:  $525 +SPE Membership 

Advance:  $595  Decline Membership

Late/Onsite: $625 +SPE Membership

Late/Onsite:  $695 Decline SPE Membership[/box]

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Other Registration Types

Student:  $190 (with valid Student ID)

Emeritus:  $100

Tabletop Advance: $1,050 (by 8/24/18)

Tabletop: $1,275 (after 8/24/18)

Color of Plastics Tutorial $490 (Sunday 9/23/2018)[/box]

Each registration includes access pass to all papers per registrant.  Tabletop registrations include two full conference registration.

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CAD RETEC® 2018 Golf Outing Flyer

Golf Registration (see conference registration)

Shotgun Start at 12:30, Sunday September 23rd, 2018

Registration 11:00 AM to 12:15 PM

You must preregister for this event.

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5K Fun Run

Sponsored by Dominion Colour Corporation

Proceeds will be donated to the Habitat for Humanity. 

For more information and a copy of the race course, open the CAD RETEC 2018 Fun Run handout.  Pre-registration and on-site registration available. 


Coloring of Plastics Tutorial*

*Requires registration

Welcome Reception  

Sunday 23 September 2018

8pm – 10pm

Sponsored Shuttle bus to downtown Charleston will run 4 pm – 8 pm.

Network Reception

Monday 24 September 2018

6pm – 7pm

Sponsored Shuttle bus to downtown Charleston will run 7 pm – 11 pm.

Awards Luncheon

Tuesday 25 September 2018

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SPE Events App




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Registration fees for attendees are kept low in part by the generous donations of corporations and individual sponsors. We would like to say a special thanks to these generous sponsors and recognize their support of the conference. .

CAD RETEC® 2018 Sponsors

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Exhibitor List

Fern Services for Tabletops: Short form; Full Menu


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The Monday morning session will include a Weathering  Seminar and Panel discussion.   If you have questions you would like to include in the discussion, contact the Technical Program Chairs using the link below.


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The New Technology Forum schedule can be accessed here: NTF

CAD RETEC® 2018 Proceedings

Open the link above and login using your email address as the username and password.  The papers will be available soon.