2018 SPE ANTEC Color & Appearance Division

Monday, May 7

Orange County Convention Center

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ANTEC®, produced by the Society of Plastics Engineers, is the largest, most respected and well known technical conference in the plastics industry.

For over 70 years ANTEC® has successfully expanded from the U.S. into Europe, India and the Middle each with further expansion to global locations in the coming years.

Each event boasts technical and business presentations on new and updated technologies, panels and tutorials, networking events and student functions – all providing attendees with face-to-face interaction with expert representatives from the largest industry segments.

Who Attends and Why

Engineers, R&D Scientists, Technicians, Technical Sales & Support, Academics, Students, Managers, along with anyone involved in the plastics industry.

SPE Membership is encouraged but is not required to attend.


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Paper Submission DEADLINE: December 15, 2017

The Society of Plastics Engineers is delighted to announce that it is accepting submissions of technical papers for 2018 ANTEC.

The Color and Appearance Division of SPE is seeking paper submissions.  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 Committee for ANTEC 2018:

Click here to access the SPE ANTEC Paper Submission site

Contact the CAD Technical Program Chairs for details

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Orange County Convention Center

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1:30 pm – 5:00 pm M11-Color and Appearance(Moderator: Michael Willis)
1:30 pm – 2:00 pm KEYNOTE – Global Automotive Color Trend, Popularity and Who’s Driving
George Ianuzzi, Senior Sales Manager, Sandream Impact LLC
2:00 pm – 2:30 pm A review of titanium dioxide photo-activity in polypropylene
Philipp Niedenzu, Chemours
2:30 pm – 3:00 pm Understanding Warpage in Injection-Molded Thermoplastics; Causes and the Latest Pigmentary Solutions
Brian Coleman, BASF Colors & Effect USA, LLC
3:00 pm – 3:30 pm Extending the boundaries: Bismuth-based pigments for the plastics industry
Cristina Zanzottera, DCC Maastricht BV
3:30 pm – 4:00 pm Optimizing Color: A Pigment- and Surface-Chemistry Perspective
Christopher Beier, Clariant Plastics and Coatings USA, Inc.
4:00 pm – 4:30 pm VOC Reducing Additives for Masterbatches and Final Polymer Articles
Rob Lorenzini, Maroon Group
4:30 pm – 5:00 pm Keynote: Color Theory and Test Methods.
Betty Puckerin, Global Manager, Ampacet Corporation


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