Program Schedule (tentative-check back for updates)


On-Site Registration

Sunday – 1:00PM-8:00PM

Monday – 7:00AM-5:00PM

Tuesday – 7:30AM-3:30PM

Preconference Tutorial “Coloring of Plastics”

Presented by Bruce Mulholland, Celanese, SPE Fellow


Fee:  $490 (Must Preregister for this event.  Extra fee not included with CAD RETEC registration)

Subject to cancellation if minimum class size is not met

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2017 SPE CAD RETEC(R) Golf Outing


Sunday 17 September 2017

The Bog, An Arnold Palmer Signature Course

Price: $ 105 per golfer

More details to come…

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An Arnold Palmer Signature Course



Welcome Reception

[mini-icon icon=”Drink”]6:00PM – 8:00PM

[mini-icon icon=”music”]Music by Color Eye Blind

Technical Program

Monday 18 September 2017

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7:00-8:00 am Breakfast
8:15am Opening Remarks Bruce Mulholland Celanese Welcome to CAD RETEC® 2017 at Milwauke WI
8:30am Keynote ?
9:30am Break  Table Tops Open
10:00am Paper Joseph M. Bidwell Chemours Effects of Tinting Strength and Undertone: TiO2 Color Matching Applications
10:30am Paper Jim Rediske BASF Color Effects A Method to Evaluate the Near and Far Aspecular Reflectance Differences of Organic Pigments And Possible Causes
11:00am Paper Cristina Zanzottera Dominion Colour Corp Extending the boundaries – Bismuth Vanadate pigments for the plastics industry
11:30am Paper George Iannuzzi Sandream Impact Is Synthetic Mica Throwing Shade
12:00pm Lunch   Open
1:30 illumination Dr. Arno Boehm Functional Plastics in LED Lighting Part I – Customer Polymeric Diffusers as Highly Efficient Substitutes for Conventional Pigmentary Scatterers in LDE Lighting Technology
3:00 Break    
3:30 illumination Dr. Arno Boehm Functional Plastics in LED Lighting Part II – High Performance All – Plastic Color Converters For “Color by Blue” Applications in Customer LDE Lighting
4:00 illumination  
4:30 illumination  
5:00 NTF Sandra Davis New Technology Forum
6:00 PM Reception   Networking Reception


Tuesday 19 September 2017

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7:00 AM Activity   Fun Run/Walk Sponsor Dominion Colour
8:00 AM Table tops open
8:00 AM Keynote
9:00 AM Break    
9:30 Paper Michael Willis Sun Chemical Pigment Crystallinity and Molecular Structure Pigments and their Performance in Thermoplastic Applications
10:00 Paper Robert Sherman Baerlocher USA Utility of Metal Soaps in Color Concentrates
10:30 paper Paul Glas and Mark Treitman Milliken Effects of Gamma Irradiation on Colorants in PET and Co-polyester
11:00 paper OPEN for PAPER
11:30 AM Luncheon   Awards Luncheon
1:30 Paper Francis Rodrigues Plastiblends India HACKING MASTERBATCHES
2:00 Paper Charlie Martin Leistritz New Developments in Small Scale Twin Screw Extruders for Color Development
2:30 Break    
3:00 Paper  Ed Ford Steer America Effects On Extruder Wear For The Manufacturing Of Color Masterbatch
3:30 Paper Walt Folkl Brabender Feeder Selection for the Color Concentrate Process
4:00 Paper Justyn Pyz Coperion Processing of Carbon Black Masterbatches on a Twin Screw Extruder
4:30 Bruce Mulholland Closing Remarks
4:30 Raffle ? Raffle (Prizes TBD)