“Coloring of Plastics” Seminar with Bruce Mulholland
Sunday, October 4, 2015
$490/person (Includes course materials.  Meals not included.)

Bruce Mulholland
Bruce Mulholland
SPE Honored Service Member
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Coloring of Plastics 2012 Manual Cover

“Coloring of Plastics” Seminar :

*Separate registration required.  Seminar is not included with regular CAD RETEC conference registration.

NOTE:  Seminar is subject to cancellation with full refund if minimum number of participants is not met. Register early!


Registration: Sunday, October 4, 2015- 8:30am
Sunday, 9am-5pm
Lunch on your own.
Seminar Fee:  $490, includes course materials.  Meals are not included.

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Who should Attend:
This seminar is intended for the technician, manager and/or professional who does not feel satisfied or comfortable with his or her current level of knowledge or understanding of color, colorants and color matching. This seminar is NOT directed or recommended to those who already have extensive experience or training in this technology or specialty.  This tutorial will be significantly vital to those desiring some technical skills and an understanding of colorants and colorant performance when the attendee may not necessarily be directly involved in the day-to-day specialized activity and issues of coloring plastics.
Course Overview:
The tutorial is an excellent introduction to the coloring of palstics for people in many different roles, including technical, manufacturing, sales and marketing.  The attendee will learn basic information on how colorants (organic pigment, inorganic pigments, soluble dyes) may perform in polymers.  Topics covered include
  • Basic Color Science Principles
  • Pigments and Dyes for Plastics
    • Properties
    • Advantages and Disadvantages
    • Colorant Classes
    • Polymer Compatibilty
  • Environmental and Regulatory Considerations

About Bruce Mulholland:

Bruce Mulholland . . . .  He is member of the SPE CAD Board of Directors. A senior member of SPE since 19??, Mr. Charvat received the “Outstanding Achievement Award” from the SPE Color and Appearance Division in 19?? and the Society’s Honored Service Member in 2006.   He was elected as a Distinguished “Fellow of the Society of Plastics Engineers” in 2004.

Recommended reading and reference:

  • “Principles of Color Technology” Third Edition, Edited by Roy S. Berns
  • “Coloring of Plastics” Fundamentals, Second Edition, Edited by Robert A. Charvat
  • “SPE Color & Appearance Division Technical Papers 1961-2007”, Searchable DVD Format, Edited and Compiled by Robert A Charvat & Tracy Phillips


1.  Register  using the RETEC Conference On-Line Registration Link.


2.  Email or Mail the completed registration form to Bruce Mulholland (address is on the form).
3.  Mail the completed form with payment (check) to Bruce Mulholland (address is on the form).
4.  Bruce will confirm that registration was received and will respond with any additional information.

NOTE:  Seminar is subject to cancellation with full refund if minimum number of participants is not met. Register early!