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September 30-October 2, 2012

Hosted by SPE Color & Appearance Division (SPECAD)

CADRETEC 2011 logo



General Info

Plastic Engineering Magazine Ad (pdf)

July Postcard (pdf)

Printable Brochure ver 9.14 (pdf)

New Technology Forum Schedule (pdf)

Golf Outing Info (pdf)

For Attendees-CAD RETEC

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If you have trouble downloading send us an email: (remove xxx before sending)

Online Registration

Mail/Fax Registration Form (editable doc,)

Mail/fax Registration Form (pdf)


Conference Seminar “Coloring of Plastics Overview”-

Online Registration-Preconference Seminar-

For Exhibitors (just updated!)

Online Exhibitor Reservation

Exhibitor FAQ (pdf) (updated 9/28)

Exhibitor Shipping Instuctions (pdf)

Exhibtor Booth Extra Equipment Order Form (pdf)

Exhibitor Hotel Guest Parcel Delivery Form

For Sponsors

Online Sponsorship Donation

Corporate Sponsorship Info (editable .doc)

NOTE: To appear in conference mailing, sponsorships must be receved by June 1,2012

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The 50th Anniversary of the Society of Plastics Engineers Color and Appearance Division RETEC® is approaching. The 2012 CAD RETEC® committee has been working hard to develop a conference that celebrates not only where CAD RETEC® has come from but also the future of plastics coloring. Starting with the welcome reception at the exciting art glass studio, Glassworks, this year’s conference promises to bring wonderful opportunities to network with others involved with the coloring of plastics along with a full slate of technical papers, the always innovative New Technology Forum, and the exhibit area with more than 50 exhibitors.
CAD RETEC® is the premier technical conference devoted to the color & appearance of plastics.   Attendees range among technical, sales & marketing, and processing departments from many plastics producers, colorant & masterbatch providers, and plastics compounders. With the wide variety of attendees, CAD RETEC® is the  best venue for interaction with people passionate about the coloring of plastics.  If you’ve ever been to a CAD RETEC, you know there are a lot of familiar faces who attend year after year, creating a unique networking environment for our industry where new and long term professional relationships can develop over time.  If you have not been to a CAD RETEC conference before, this is a great opportunity to learn about the value this conference brings to the industry and why so many attendees attend faithfully each year.
If you have questions, please contact me ( – remove the xxx from the email address before sending). We are looking forward to see you in Louisville!
Sandra Davis
Conference Chair




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 June 1, 2012.
 Eckart  BASF  Lansco   Silberline
Nubiola duPont Titanium Technologies
Dominion Color EMD  Tronox Claritant
 Lanxess  Shepherd Color
  M. Holland Spectra Uniform Color
 Ferro Ticona ComAssist Cabot



Available until Sept 20
After that, register onsite.
Proposed fees(Subject to change)
Conference Registration* Advance (by 8/24) Onsite/ Online Late (after 8/24)
SPE Member $340 $440
Non-Member w/ SPE Membership $470 $570
Non-Member declining SPE membership $520 $620
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
Welcome Reception (Sunday)
After Party Celebration (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 8/24) $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) $490 (separate registration required)



Louisville Marriott Downtown
280 West Jefferson
Louisville, Kentucky  40202
Tel: 800-266-9432
ph: 502-627-5045
Louisville Marriott Downtown
Discounted Conf.  Room Rate:

$169/night-single occupancy

$169/night-double occupancy


Room Block Dates: Sept 29-Oct 3.
Rates will increase significantly after Sept. 7, 2012 at 5pm or whenever the room block is full.
Cancellation policy:  Any hotel reservation canceled within 48 hours of arrival date will be charged for one (1) night’s room and tax.
To Reserve by Phone:
Tel: 800-266-9432
or 502-627-5045
Request Group Rate:
“Society of Plastics Engineers –
Color & Appeance Division”
To Reserve Hotel Online:
Hospitality Suite Reservations:
Please contact conference chair Sandra Davis (  for information about  hospitality suite reservations.
(remove the xxx from Sandra’s email address proir to sending)
Important Note to Attendees:
Be sure to stay at the conference hotel if possible.  Meeting our contracted number of rooms helps defer the cost of meeting space and registration fees and helps us obtain lower room rates of the attendees.  Make sure your room and hospitality suites are part of the CAD RETEC 2012 room block. 
Thanks for your support and cooperation.

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

Sun, September 30 Mon, October 1 Tues, October 2
9:00am-3pm Golf Outing (Pre-register for this event)
Course- Covered Bridge Golf Club, a Fuzzy Zoeller Course.
9:00am-10:15am  – registration at course
10:30am — Shotgun Start, 4 person scramble format
$100 Fee (see below for details)
Prizes will be awarded at the Welcome Reception.
8:30a-5:00p Pre-Conference Seminar:  Coloring of Plastics with Bob Charvat (Separate Registration required)
1:00p-6:00p Registration Desk Open
Exhibitor Set Up
6:00p-8:00p Welcome Reception at Louisville Glassworks
Sponsor: Eckart America
(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.

Transportation to and from the venue will be provided from the hotel.
Sponsor: EMD Chemicals

 8:00p-11:00p After the Welcome Reception– CONCERT AT  Hard Rock Cafe, Downtown Louisville.

COLOR EYE BLIND will be playing!

Room Keycards-Sponsored by BASF
Fleece Jacket Giveaway – Sponsored in Part by Dominion Color
Internet Service for Conference block hotel guests-Sponsored by A. Schulman
7:30a Breakfast
Sponsor: Lansco Colors
7:30a Registration Desk Open
  Morning Session
Moderator: Mark Tyler Ticona
8:15a Opening Remarks
Sandra Davis, DuPont Titanium Technologies
8:30a “50 Years of Coloring the World of Plastics: History, Pioneers, and Mentors of SPE CAD”
Tracy Phillips, Uniform Color Company
9:00a Keynote Presentation: “Future of Plastics:  Expectations for the Next 50 Years”
Dietmar Mäder, Eckart
9:30a “Novel New Yellow and Orange High Performance Inorganic Pigments”
Mark Ryan, Shepherd Color
10:00a Coffee Break (Exhibits Open)
Sponsor: Clariant
10:30a “Iron Oxide – What is the Difference”
Todd McHenry, Lanxess
11:00a “Innovations Introduced at Previous CAD RETEC Conferences”
Frank Lavieri, Lansco
11:30a “New Analysis of Tools and Techniques to Validate the Performance and Conformance of Spectrophotometers”
Jack Ladson, Color Science Consultancy
12:00p-1:30p Networking Lunch
Sponsor:  DuPont Titanium Technologies
Afternoon Session
Moderator: Jim Figaniak, LTL Color Compounders
1:30p Panel Discussion:
“The Future of the Color Masterbatch Industry”
Moderator: Howard Kennedy, Dominion Colour
Panelists: Larry Nitardy, Com Assist
Dwight Morgan, Techmer PM
Craig Sibol, BASF
Audience Response Devisces will be available to each audience member for responding to poll questions during the panel discussion.
2:30p Coffee Break
Sponsor: Shepherd Color
3:00p “Halogen Free Coloring Solutions”
Robert Seeley, Clariant
3:30p “Advances in Organic Pigments 1962-2012”
Roger Reinicker, BASF
4:00p “Maintaining UL Listing from a Global Standpoint”
Steve Goldstein, Clariant
4:30p New Technology Forum (pdf)
NTF Moderator: Bob Charvat
NTF Presenters:
Shepherd Color
J Color Chemicals
Kenrich Petrochemicals
DuPont Titanium Technologies
Terra Community College
Sun Chemical
Networking Reception-
Sponsor:  Nubiola
 7:00a 5K Fun Run/Walk for Habitat for Humanity Plastics
(Pregister for this event)
Sponsor: Dominion Colour
 7:30a  Breakfast
Sponsor: Silberline
  Morning Session
Moderator: Tom Rachal, Tronox
8:30a “The Future of Lighting: Color, Efficiency, and Compliance”
Ann Laidlaw, X-Rite
9:00a “Renew-Reduce-Reuse-Recycle-Recolor”
Jim Rediske, Lanxess
9:30a Keynote Presentation: “How to Get the Best from Your Carbon Black”
Natalie Harris, Columbian Chemical
10:00a Coffee Break
Sponsor:  Sun Chemical
10:30a “Evolution of Effect Pigments Over the Last 50 Years”
Thomas Chirayil, BASF
11:00a “Predicting Plate-Out and Sublimation Dye Loss Issues by Chemical Structure Analysis and Molecular Orbital Theory”
Eric Andrews, Keystone Aniline
11:30a “What Do Customers Really Want? (How to Avoid Your Next Product Development Disaster)”
Howard Kennedy, Dominion Colour
12:00p Awards Luncheon included with registration
Sponsor: Tronox
Afternoon Session
Moderator: Jack Ladson, Color Consultancy
1:30p “Historical Aspects of the Development of the Chloride Process for the Manufacture of Titanium Dioxide Pigments”
Austin Reid, Dupont Titanium Technologies
2:00p “Ultramarine Pigments-On the Road to Perfection”
Nathan Karszes, Nubiola
2:30p “Twin Screw Extruder Developments to Produce Consistent/Repeatable Concentrates”
Charles Martin, Leistritz
3:00p Closing Remarks
Survey Raffle-
Grand Prize: Apple iPad
(must be present to win)

 SPECIAL EVENT DETAILS (Preliminary-Subject to change)

(NOTE: remove XXX from email addresses before sending email to contact)

Sun September 30


Covered Bridge Golf Club logo

 Covered Bridge Golf Club, a Fuzzy Zoeller Course
Contact:  Mark Tyler, Ticona
(remove xxx before emailing)
cell: 859.372.3221


Fee – $100/person
includes warm up range balls, green fees, cart fees and hamburger/hotdog lunch
(Must Pre-register for this event.  Space is limited to the first 48 to sign up)


Join your friends at  the CAD RETEC Golf Outing at the course,  just minutes from Louisville.


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

Transportation is available, but space is limited so let us know if you need transportation.  (Tansportation sponsor is Eckart)

9:00-10:15a – Registration at Club
10:30a- Shot Gun Start


PreConference  Seminar 
Contact:  Bob Charvat (
Fee:  $490 (separate registration required)
Fee includes tutorial materials and coffee breaks.  Lunch is on your own.

8:30am –  Registration

9am-5pm –  Tutorial
Lunch on your own

Subject to cancellation if minimum participants is not met.



Welcome Reception
Glassworks logo
Louisville Glassworks

815 W. Market St.
Louisville KY 40202

Transportation to and from the venue will be provided.

Fee:  included with registration


 Please join us between 6pm and 8pm for cocktails and appetizers. Make time to socialize and network sournded by the beauty and color of Art Glass.
 Look for your drink coupons in your registration packet.

After Party Concert
With Color Eye Blind

Louisville Hard Rock Cafe
Hard Rock Cafe- Louisville

424 South 4th Street
Louisville KY 40202
Sponsored by:  SPE CAD

Transportation to and from the venue will be provided.

Fee: included with registration


After the Welcome Reception at The Glassworks, the eveing is not over.  Please join us between 8pm and 11pm at the Heart Rock Cafe for a private concert by   SPE CAD’s own house band “Color Eye Blind.”
Mon, October 1
Panel Discussion

“The Future of the Color Masterbatch Industry”
Moderator: Howard Kennedy, Dominion Colour
Panelists: Larry Nitardy, Com Assist
Dwight Morgan, Techmer PM
Craig Sibol, BASF
Audience Response Devisces will be available to each audience member for responding to poll questions during the panel discussion.


New Technology Forum


Contact:  Sandra Davis
NTF Schedule (pdf)
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: Bob Charvat



Networking Reception
Sponsored by:  Nubiola
A repeat event due to popularity:   a networking reception in the Exhibit area on Tuesday 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, October 2


5K fun run

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 downtown Louisville.  You’ll be back in time to catch the first paper.  

7:00am-meet in lobby

Fun Run Route 
Fun Walk Route (PDF)

Fun Run Info and Route (PDF)

Walk Route will be shorter than the Run Route.  Both routes are shown in the above PDF.
Sponsored by: Dominion Colour



Awards Luncheon Program
Contact: Roger Reinicker
Fee: included with registration
Sponsored by:  Tronox
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 2011 Best Paper Award
CAD RETEC 2010 Best Paper Award
Outgoing CAD Board Member Recognition
CAD RETEC Sponsor Recognition
CAD RETEC 2011 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 Tuesday.  Each completed survey will be entered in a drawing for prizes.  Drawing for prizes will be after the last paper on Tuesday.  It pays to stay as you must be present to win!

Prizes include:

Grand Prize::  Apple Ipad
Other Prizes:
CAD Conference Archive DVD
Limited Edition RETEC Artwork
SPE CAD Conference Archive DVD


 We are looking for prizes and giveaway donations.
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 September 21, 2012 

Exhibitor Space-Reserve by August  10,  2012  (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 Monday evening. 
For reservations, Contact Brian West (ph:  865-457-6700)   or fax your request to him at FAX: 865-457-3012.  Reference: 2012 CAD RETEC
3V Inc.

Agrofert USA

American Leistritz

Applied Market Information



Day-Glo Color Corp.

Dominion Colour

DuPont Titanium Technologies

Eckart America



Fortune International


Brabrender Technologie
Brenntag SpecialtiesBYK-Gardner USA

Huntsman – Pigments Div.

iD Additives

J Color Chemicals*





Cristal Global

JECO Pigments

Kenrich Petrochemicals



Maag Automatik

Maroon Inc

Mathelin Bay Associates*

Modern Dispersions



Sachtleben LLC

Shepherd Color


SPE/ Terra Tech/ SPE Euro SIG

Steer America


Sun Chemical

Paramount Colors


Tomatec America


Rockwood Pigments  United Mineral & Chemical
 STEER America  Yipin
 2012 RETEC SPONSOR in Bold  *new/returning exhibitor
CAD RETEC 2012 Committee  
Chair Sandra Davis, DuPont Titanium Technologies
Vice-Chair  Betty Puckerin, Ampacet
Technical Program
Jeff Drusda, Silberline
Johnny Suthers
New Technology Forum

Sandra Davis, Dupont Titanium Technologies

On-Site Registration
Bruce Mulholland, Ticona
Sponsorship Sharyl Reid, A. Schulman
Exhibitors Brian West, Techmer PM
Printing Sharon Ehr, Uniform Color
Web Site
Betty Puckerin, Ampacet
Tracy Phillips
, Uniform Color
Fun Run/Walk Howard Kennedy, Dominion Colour
Golf Mark Tyler, Ticona