ANTEC 2011
Boston, MA
May 1-5
ANTEC 2011 logo
May 1-5
Hynes Convention Center and Boston Marriott Copley Place Hotel

For Authors: Resources/Examples


An Abstract is not required to submit a paper.  The entire submission and review process is conducted online.
ABSTRACT & PAPER DEADLINE:  November 19, 2010-5pm EST


The Society of Plastics Engineers is delighted to announce that it is accepting submissions of technical papers for SPE’s ANTEC™ 2010 Technical Program of the Color and Appearance Division. ANTEC™ 2010 will be held in Orlando at the Marriot World Center on May 16-20, 2010. ANTEC™ 2009 was very successful, and we expect to make it even better in 2010 To do that, we need you to participate by submitting your technical paper by November 13, 2009. Prior submission of an abstract is not necessary


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 Topics 

The Process:
The paper submission and review process is managed entirely online, as follows:

• Authors submit their papers to an online database via a website. The database can accept virtually any type of electronically formatted document (PC and Mac formats). Go to the SPE homepage at, and, under Conference/Events Tab, follow the link to ANTEC or go directly to  .

Please email Bruce and let him know you are submitting a paper on a topic related to color and appearance of plastics.  If your topic is not related to color and appearace of plastics, it may be reassigned to an alternate SPE division session.


• Submit your paper to the Color and Appearance Division. (Once the file is submitted to the website, it is automatically converted to an Adobe Acrobat PDF file.)

• The Author’s Release Form must be sent electronically upon paper submission.

• The SPE Technical Program Chairs and respective review committees conduct paper reviews via the paper-submission website. The reviewers then forward any necessary revision requests to the authors via email.

As you can see, the process for an ANTEC author is relatively easy. If you have not submitted a paper or made a presentation at ANTEC, please consider the possibility…it will be worth your efforts!

LINKS (Links may not be active yet):

Abstract/Paper Submission Website:

Specify “Color and Appearance” (D21) when submitting your paper/abstract.


ANTEC 2009 Committee Contacts
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Chairperson Bruce Mulholland, Ticona

Moderator -AM

Moderator – PM





SPE Antec 2011, Boston, MA, May 1-5
May 1-5
Hynes Convention Center and Boston Marriott Copley Place Hotel

SPE ANTEC 2011 Info and Registration

Hotel Rate $259-Expires  April 7.


Color and Appearance Division (D21) at SPE ANTEC 2011:
The following is preliminary information.  Subject to Change.


CAD Executive Board Meeting


The executive board meeting is open only to the CAD Executive Committee members.



CAD Board Meeting

There will be a Board meeting at ANTEC 2011 on Tuesday, May 3rd. The board meeting is open to any CAD division members wishing to attend.


SPE CAD Technical Paper Sessions -Preliminary Program
Location:  Hynes Convention Center 
Session M4: Color Sustainability and More
Monday, May 2
Moderator:  Austin Reid
8:00am Keynote:  Personal Care & Beauty Packaging Color Trends for 2012/2013 Doreen Becker, Americhem

Consequences of a Halogen-Free Color Palette

Roger Reinicker, BASF
9:00am The Chemistry of Compostable Colorants for Bioolymers Doug Koerner, Keystone Aniline
9:30am Progress Toward more Environmentally Friendly Pigment Production in Developing Countries Frank Lavieri, Lansco Colors
10:00am Next Generation Low Emissions Colored Polyacetal Copolymer (POM) Bruce Mulholland, Ticona
10:30am 10-Year Outdoor Weathering of Molded-In-Color ASA Resin Olga Kuvshinnikova, SABIC


Session M21: Color & Appearance Topics
Monday, May 2 
Moderator: Scott Heitzman  
1:30pm  Keynote:  Introduction to Color Theory
 Bruce Mulholland
2:00pm Color Measurement of Irregularly Shaped Objects Jack Ladson, Color Science Consultancy
2:30pm A Scientific Approach to Specifying and Modeling Plastics for Lighting Michael Fye, RTP Company
3:00pm Infrared-Reflective Engineering Thermoplastics Christopher Hein, SABIC Innovative Plastics
3:30pm A study on Effects of Various Paramenters on Colours during Compounding of Plastics Shahid Ahmed, UOIT
4:00pm Interactions of Stearic Acid with Select Titanium Dioxide Pigments Philipp Niedenzu, DuPont Co.
4:30pm Evolution of Carbon Black From Rubber Applications to Specialty Plastic Applications Daniel Callahan, Cabot Corp.
5:00pm-5:30pm CAD Division Annual Business meeting open to all


Antec 2011 Committee Contacts
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Bruce Mulholland
AM: Auston Reid
Dupont Titanium Technologies
PM: Scott Heitzman
Sun Chemical