2019 SPE ANTEC Color & Appearance Division

Monday, March 18

Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance 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:  October 19, 2018

Papers are no longer being accepted for 2019 ANTEC.  Please consider submitting a paper to 2019 CAD RETEC.

The Society of Plastics Engineers is delighted to announce that it is accepting submissions of technical papers for 2019 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 2019:

Click here to access the SPE ANTEC Paper Submission site

Contact the CAD Technical Program Chairs for details

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Detroit Marriott at the Convention Center

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Session Time ID Paper Title Author Company
Morning 9:00 AM   Color & Appearance Division – Moderator:  Mercedes Landazuri, Apex Colors    
M4 9:00 AM ID229 When Color Pigment Development Meets Facebook, Elmo and the EPA Matt Comstock Shepherd
M4 9:30 AM ID116 History of Colour in Plastics Lucy Gibbons DCC
M4 10:00 AM ID036 Appearance Specifications for Plastic Parts: A Practical Method for Ensuring Consistent Appearance Eric Larson Art of Mass Production
M4 10:30 AM ID100 Reflecting 100 Years of TiO2 Adam Reinitz Chemours
M4 11:00 AM ID190 Low emission, UV stabilized Lasermarkable POM for Automotive Interiors Bruce Mulholland Celanese
M4 11:30 AM Keynote Azo Pigments: A Historical Perspective on the Discovery and their Application in Polymers Romesh Kumar Clariant
  12:00 PM   Lunch    
Afternoon 2:00 PM   Color & Appearance Division – Moderator:  Mark Tyler, Silberline    
M22 2:00 PM Panel Panel Discussion: Navigating Supply Challenges in Today’s Complex Regulatory Environment During a Trade War Industry Panel  
M22 3:00 PM ID414 Polyester Fibers and their Mass Coloration for Automotive Applications Fang Wang BASF
M22 3:30 PM ID305 Preventing Discoloration in Thermoplastic Polyurethanes Tad Finnegan BASF
M22 4:00 PM ID309 Chromatic Effects for Sensitive Plastics Applications Justin Abel Sun Chemical


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