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September 25-27, 2011

Hosted by SPE Color & Appearance Division (SPECAD)



General Info

Prelim postcard Info(pdf) 

Final postcard (pdf)

Brochure from CADNEWS (pdf)

New Technology Forum Schedule (pdf)

For Attendees-CAD RETEC

Online Registration

Mail/Fax Registration Form (editable doc,)

Mail/fac Registration Form (pdf)

Golf Outing Info

Conference Seminar “Coloring of Plastics Overview”-

Online Registration-Preconference Seminar

For Exhibitors (coming soon)

Online Exhibitor Reservation

Exhibitor Info

Exhibitor Shipping Info

Exhibitor Hotel A/V order form

For Sponsors

Online Sponsorship Donation

Corporate Sponsorship Info (editable .doc)

NOTE: To appear in final brochure, sponsorships must be receved by June 27,2011

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Tweeting at CADRETEC (see pg 2)
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Please join us in Chicagoland for another great CAD RETEC Conference.  For over 48 years, our division\’s annual technical Conference, CAD RETEC®, has been the premier conference and meeting devoted to the subject of plastics coloration and is attended by leading technologists from around the world.  The 2011 CAD RETEC will be held in Lombard, Illinois from September 25-27.      

See you in Chicagoland!


-Howard Kennedy
AD RETEC 2011 Chairperson


Make your company more visible at the  conference! Platinum, Gold, and Silver level sponsorship opportunities are available.  Sponsors receive publicity on, in registration materials, on posters, and at  special events.  If your company is interested in becoming a conference sponsor, please contact  Sharyl Reid,  (ph:  864-968-2426,  Deadline for sponsors logo to appear in final brochure is May 27, 2011.
 BASF Dominion Colour
Clariant DuPont Titanium Technologies
EMD Chemicals
Shepherd Sun Chemical
 A. Schulman  ComAssist Eckart Ferro
Lanxess LTL Color Compounders Spectra Silberline



Available until Sept 21, 2011.
After that, register onsite.
Conference Registration* Advance (by 9/9) Onsite/Late (after 9/9)
SPE Member $340 $440
Non-Member w/ SPE Membership $470 $570
Non-Member declining SPE membership $510 $610
Speaker/Moderator $170
SPE Emeritus Member $100
Student (Valid ID Required) $  50

*Each registration includes One Conference CD or flash drive containing all papers 

Events Registraton
Golf Outing (Sunday) $100 (must pre-register)
Opening Reception (Sunday) Included (RSVP when you register)
Networking Reception(Monday) Included (RSVP when you register)
5K Fun Run/ Walk (Tuesday) $20
Awards Lunch (Tuesday) Included RSVP when you register
Extra Conference Literature
Extra Conference CD $115
SPE CAD Archive DVD-searchable compilation of conference  papers from 1961-2007 ($25 discount for RETEC attendees) $175
Exhibitors and Sponsors Only
Exhibit Space (incl. 2 conference registrations) $950 (by 8/19) $1,175 (subject to availability)
Sponsor Donation Platinum, Gold, and Silver levels available (Inquire)
PreConference Seminar “Coloring of Plastics”: Registration Deadline-Sept 1.
Coloring of Plastics w/ Bob Charvat (Sunday) $475 (separate registration required)



70 Yorktown Center
Lombard, IL  60148
Tel: 630-719-8000

Discounted Conf.  Room Rate:

$149/night-single occupancy

$149/night-double occupancy


Room Block Dates: Sept 22-29.
If booking prior to Sept 22 or after September 298, different rates may apply.
Rates will increase significantly after Sept. 10, 2011 at 5pm.
To Reserve by Phone:
Tel: 630-719-8000
Request Group Rate:
“Society of Plastics Engineers –
Color & Appeance Division”
To Reserve Hotel Online:
Hospitality Suite Reservations:
Please contact Howard Kennedy at
Tel. 416-253-4297 or
for hospitality suite reservations.
Important Note to Attendees:
Be sure to stay at the conference hotel if possible.  Meeting our contracted niumber of rooms helps defer the cost of meeting space and registration fees and helps us obtain lower room rates fo the attendees.  Make sure your room and hospitality suites are part of the CAD RETEC 2011 room block. 
Thanks for your support and cooperation.

This hotel does not provide airport shuttle service.

From Chicago-O\’Hare Airport (ORD)
Directions-15 miles SW, approx. 25 minutes by car
Take 190E then 294S then 88W.
Exit at Highland Ave.
Right on Butterfield.
Left on Yorktown Mall Dr.

From Chicago Midway Airport (MDW)
Directions-25 miles W, approx. 36 minutes by car
Take 55S then 294N the 88W.
Exit at Highland Ave.
Right on Butterfield.
Left on Yorktown Mall Dr.

Alternate transportation from ORD or MDW:

  • Estimated taxi fare: $50-60  USD  (one way)
  • Shared Shuttle-Windy City Limo-Tel 866-94WNDY – $26 plus gratuity

Westin Lombard Parking:
Valet parking-$10 USD daily
Onsite Parking – Self Parking – no charge 

Dining Options:  Yorktown Center


(Subject to Change-Check Back Often for More Details)
(Central Time Zone)

Sun, September 25 Mon, September 26 Tues, September 27
10am-5pm Golf Outing (Pre-register for this event)
Village Links of Glen Ellyn
10am-11:30am – registration, lunch, and warmup
12pm-Shotgun Start

4 person scramble format

$100 Fee includes cart, warm up range balls, box lunch
Prizes will be awarded at the Welcome Reception.

8:30a-5:00p Pre-Conference Seminar:  Coloring of Plastics with Bob Charvat (Separate Registration required)
5:00p-8:00p Registration Desk Open
Exhibitor Set Up
8:00p-11:00p Welcome Reception-Westin
Sponsor: EMD Chemicals
(Pick up your registration packet prior to this event to get your complimentary drink coupons)

Golf Outing Prizes will be presented at the Welcome Reception.

7:30a Breakfast
Sponsor: Lansco Colors
7:30a Registration Desk Open
  Morning Session
Moderator: Mark Tyler, Ticona
8:45a Introduction & Welcome
Howard Kennedy, Dominion Colour
9:00a “A Case Study: the Role of Market Research in Market Driven Development, A Market Study of TiO2 Requirements for the Masterbatch Industry”
Sandra Davis, Dupont Titanium Technologies
9:30a “Coloration and Functionalization of Bioplastics using Certified Standard & Natural Pigments & Additives.”
Steve Goldstein, Clariant Masterbatch
10:00a Coffee Break
Sponsor: Clariant
10:30a “New Developments in Fluorescent & Non-Fluorescent Polymeric Colorants”
Dan Tyson, Day Glo
11:00a “How to use Iron Oxides and Zinc Ferrites to Create Cost Effective and High Performance Solutions in Plastics.”
Nathan Karszes, Nubiola
11:30a “Film & Fiber Properties that Impact Transparency”
Paul Merchak, Sun Chemical
12:00p-1:30p Lunch (On Your Own)
Afternoon Session
Moderator: Betty Puckerin, Ampacet
1:30p Panel Discussion:  Color Delivery Forms: Single Pigment Dispersion, Liquid Color, Color Masterbatch, Compound, Dry Blend
Moderator:  Austin Reid-DuPont Ti Technologies
Panelists:  Steve Goldstein-Clariant MB; Marcel Schackmann-PolyOne; Bruce Muholland-Ticona; Dennis Meade-Techmer PM
2:30p Coffee Break
Sponsor: DuPont Titanium Technologies
3:00p “Formulating for the Invisble usine the Visible.”
Tad Finnegan, BASF
3:30p “Formulating for Global Regulatory Compliance in Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Markets.”
Wylie Royce, Royce Associates
4:00p New Technology Forum
NTF Moderator: Bob Charvat
Networking Reception- Exhibit Hall
Sponsor: Nubiola
 7:30a Speaker’s Breakfast (Speakers and Moderators Only)
 7:00a 5K Fun Run/Walk for Habitat for Humanity Plastics
(Pregister for this event)
Sponsor: Dominion Colour
  Morning Session
Moderator: Doreen Becker, Americhem
8:30a “Color Manangement within Fast Moving Supply Chains.”  Bob Karpowicz, Datacolor
9:00a Panel Discussion:  Supply Chain Risk Assessment
Moderator:  Larry NItardy-ComAssist
Panelists: Brian West-Techmer PM,  Mark Vincent-DCC,  John Andrews-Keystone Aniline
10:00a Coffee Break
Sponsor: Sun Chemical
10:30a “Overview of the Plastics Technology Program at Terra Community College”
Jamie Przybylski, Terra Community College
11:00a “Re-evaluation of Effect Pigments Processing Concerns”
Steve Goldstein & Corola Jernigan, Clariant MB
11:30a “Novel Enviromentally Friendly Technologies of High Performance Pigments and Additives:  Long-term Benefits for the Thermoplastics Industry”
Bansi Kaul, MCA Technologies
12:00p Awards Luncheon included with registration
Sponsor: Tronox
Afternoon Session
Moderator: Larry Nitardy, ComAssist
1:30p “Trends in Special Effect Pigments
Scott Auman, EMD Chemicals
2:00p “Viscosity Behavior Description of TiO2 Masterbatch”
Philipp Niedenzu, DuPont
2:30p Coffee Break
Sponsor: Shepherd Color
3:00p “The Filter Pressure Test DIN EN 13900-5 for Pigment Masterbatch Dispersions.”
Roger Reinicker, BASF
3:30p “Regulatory & Performance Advances in Complex Inorganic Colored Pigments”
Mark Ryan, Shepherd Color
4:00p Closing Remarks
Survey Raffle-
Grand Prize: iPAD2 (must be present to win)
4:30p Conference Ends


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Sun September 25


 Village Links of Glen Ellyn
Contact:  Ray Wyer, Maruka USA
SPE Chicago section

cell: 630.953.1707


Fee – $100/person
includes warm up range balls, green fees, cart and box lunch
(Must Pre-register for this event)


Join your friends at  the CAD RETEC Golf Outing at the Village Links of Glen Ellyn, just minutes from Lombard.


Golf Format:  4 Person Scramble
Golf prizes will be awarded at the Welcome Reception .

Tentative :schedule-subject to change:
11:00a – Registration at Club
12:00p- Shot Gun Start


PreConference  Seminar 
Contact:  Bob Charvat (
Fee:  $475 (separate registration required)
Fee includes tutorial materials and coffee breaks.  Lunch is on your own.

8:30am –  Registration

9am-12pm –  Session 1
Lunch on your own
1pm-5pm –  Session 2  

Subject to cancellation if minimum participants is not met.



Welcome Reception


Fee:  included with registration


 Please join us between 8pm and 11pm for cocktails and appetizers. Make time to socialize and network while listening to the sounds of the SPE CAD’s own house band  “Color Eye Blind.” 
 Look for your drink coupons in your registration packet.
Mon, September 26
Panel Discussion:
Color Delivery Forms: Single Pigment Dispersion, Liquid Color, Color Masterbatch, Compound, Dry Blend

Austin Reid-DuPont Titanium Technologies

Steve Goldstein-Clariant MB;
Marcel Schackmann-PolyOne;
Bruce Muholland-Ticona;
Dennis Meade-Techmer PM

The Color and Appearance Division, as a part of its ongoing goal of providing valuable information regarding the coloration of plastics, has developed a panel discussion on Color Delivery Systems for the 2011 RETEC in Lombard, IL. There are many ways in which color may be imparted to polymeric materials, and four of these – Masterbatch, Liquid Color, Color Compounds, and Dry Blends – have been selected as topics for this Discussion by the conference organizers. The organizers believe that this broad array of available methodologies represents a strong cross-section of the majority of color applications in our industry.

The session will be moderated by Austin Reid, Jr. of DuPont Titanium Technologies. The four industry experts who comprise the panel are Steve Goldstein (Clariant Masterbatch), Marcel Schackmann (PolyOne), Bruce Mulholland (Ticona), and Dennis Meade (Accel Color/Techmer PM). These individuals will provide a definition of each of the aforementioned Color Delivery Systems, typical synonyms used in the industry, typical applications for the systems and the advantages and disadvantages of each. Questions from both the Moderator and from the audience will be addressed by the panelists. The Division believes this forum will provide valuable information regarding the utilization of various approaches to the coloration of plastics for conference attendees.



New Technology Forum


Contact:  Sandra Davis
NTF Schedule
The New Technology Forum is an hour long session where the exhibitors tel you “what’s new.” in the products and/or services.  Tentative schedule for NTF to be posted after September 10.Only tabletop exhibitors are eligible to participate in the New Technology Forum. 
In the event there are more NTF presenters than time allows, presenters will be determined by lottery.
Moderator: Robert Charvat, Charvat & Associates



Networking Reception
A repeat event due to popularity:   a networking reception in the Exhibit area on Weds evening.  Don’t miss this opportunity to mingle with the exhibitors and see the latest products for polymer color and appearance.  The reception starts immediately following the New Technology Forum.
Tue, September 27


Fun Run/Walk to benefit Habitat for Humanity
Contact: Howard Kennedy
Fee:  $20, register separately for this event
Fee includes a t-shirt.

Your $20 donation will be matched by SPECAD.
Start your Tuesday morning off right.  Join us for a fun walk/run around the Lombard Town Center.  You’ll be back in time to catch the first paper.  

7:00am-meet in lobby

Fun Run Route ({PDF)
Fun Walk Route (PDF)

Fun Run Waiver and Route (PDF)

Walk Route will be shorter than the Run Route.  Both routes are shown in the above PDF.




Panel Discussion
Supply Chain Risk Assessment
Larry NItardy-President, ComAssist

Brian West-VP Color Technology-Techmer PM
Mark Vincent-VP Sales, Mkting, Technical-Dominion Colour
John Andrews-CEO-Keystone Aniline

Powered by the changing landscape of the plastics colorant supply chain over the last several years, many companies have found their operations short on raw materials, and challenged to make routine commitments to their clients. From natural disasters, off-shore sourcing and stretching delivery distances, and reductions in inventories, the supply chain has impaired share competitiveness and hampered chances to expand businesses.
This session will amplify our understanding of what the new risks in today’s supply chain model are, take a look at some specific issues supply chain challenges have caused in the recent past, and recommend some steps to minimize the impact of these new risks going forward.


Awards Luncheon Program

Contact: Roger Reinicker
Fee: included with registration

Be sure to join us for the Awards Luncheon on Tuesday, Sept 27 as we celebrate participation in SPE CAD. Awards to be given include:
ANTEC 2010 Best Paper Award
CAD RETEC 2009 Best Paper Award
Outgoing CAD Board Member Recognition
CAD RETEC Sponsor Recognition
CAD RETEC 2010 Committee Recognition


Annual SPE CAD Survey Raffle
 Technical Session Hall
Your Opinion Counts and it may be rewarded! Be sure to complete this year’s SPECAD Feedback survey and drop it off at the SPE CAD booth before 12pm on Wednesday.  Each completed survey will be entered in a drawing for prizes.  Drawing for prizes will be after the last paper on Wednesday.  It pays to stay as you must be present to win!

Prizes include:

Grand Prize: Apple iPAD 2!

Other Prizes:
CAD Conference Archive DVD
Limited Edition RETEC Artwork
SPE CAD Conference Archive DVD


 We are looking for prizes and giveaway donations.
Got prizes and giveaways worth at least $20? Your company will be mentioned as the donator when the prize is raffled.
Contact Brian West for more info.




 EXHIBITORS (As of 9/15/2011)

Exhibitor Space-Reserve by August  10,  2011  (after that, inquire)

Tabletop Exhibit Space is available to showcase your company.  Space is limited, so reserve early. Each Exhibit includes 2 paid conference registrations.  A networking reception will be held in the exhibit area on  Tuesday evening. 
For reservations, Contact Brian West (ph:  865-457-6700)   or fax your request to him at FAX: 865-457-3012.  Reference: 2011 CAD RETEC

Aakash Chemicals
Applied Market Information
Azalea Color

Eckart America
EMD Chemicals


Finos LLC

Fortune Int’l Technology

Brabrender Technologie
Holliday Pigments
Huntsman-Pigments Div

ID Additives*


Concord Color
Cristal Global

Jeco Pigment

Keystone Aniline
Konica Minolta Sensing

Dupont Titanium Technologies
Dominion Color 


Maag Automatik*
Maroon Inc.
Modern Dispersions



Shepherd Color

STEER America
Sun Chemical
Paramount Colors
Tomatec America
United Mineral & Chemical
Rockwood Pigments Yipin Pigments


 2011 RETEC SPONSOR in Bold  *new/returning exhibitor
CAD RETEC 2011 Committee  
Chair Howard Kennedy, Dominion Colour
House-Chair Sharon Ehr, Uniform Color
Technical Program
Frank Lavieri, Lansco Colors
Paul Bykowski, Apex Colors
Alan Bodi, PolyOne
New Technology Forum

Sandra Davis, Dupont Titanium Technologies

On-Site Regiistration
Bruce Mulholland, Ticona
Jeff Drusda, Silberline
Sponsorship Sharyl Reid, A. Schulman
Mark Tyler, Ticona
Exhibitors Brian West, Techmer PM
Printing Sharon Ehr, Uniform Color
Web Site
Tracy Phillips, Uniform Color
Betty Puckerin, Ampacet
Fun Run/Walk Howard Kennedy, Dominion Colour
(cohosted with the SPE Chicago Section)
Mark Tyler, Ticona
Ray Wyer, Maruka