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2014 SPE CAD RETEC Conference Information
September 14-16, 2014

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CAD RETEC(C) 2014 --  CALL FOR PAPERS

It'S A COLORFUL WORLD
September 14-16 2014
New Orleans Marriott

The 52nd Society of Plastics Engineers Color and Appearance Division CAD RETEC® is approaching. The 2014 CAD RETEC® committee is working hard to develop a program that offers the best in technical content and networking opportunities.

CAD RETEC® is the premier technical conference devoted to the color & appearance of plastics. With a wide variety of attendees drawn from educational, sales, technical, and management roles in the plastics color industry; CAD RETEC® is the best venue for interaction with other people passionate about the coloring of plastics.

We are currently seeking presenters for our technical program. Papers on a wide variety of topics (some suggestions below) are welcome for consideration from vendors and suppliers to the color industry, and users and processors of color.

Color Theory

‘War’ Stories

Environmental Issues

Pigment & Additive Technology

Color Stability

Weathering

Automotive

Dispersion Optimization

Regulatory Compliance

Basic Color for Beginners

Color Measurement

Market Trends

Problem Solving

IR Reflectance

Color Instrumentation

If you or a colleague wish to indicate an interest to present, please let us know, and submit an abstract by February 28, 2014. For more information, please feel free to contact any of the parties noted below. We look forward to seeing you in New Orleans.

Brenda Mullins
RETEC Technical Program Co-Chair
Clariant Corporation
(678) 237-2975
brenda.mullins@clariant.com

Nathan Karszes
RETEC Technical Program Co-Chair
Nubiola Corporation
(770) 527-2409
n.karszes@nubiola.com

Earl Balthazar, III
RETEC 2014 Conference Chair
Datacolor, Inc. 
(817) 719-0224
CAD_RETEC@tx.rr.com

Mark Freshwater
RETEC 2014 Vice-Chair
Lansco Colors
(330) 526-8833
mark@pigments.com

 

 

 



 Scholarships

 SPE CAD is proud to sponsor and manage the Endowment Scholarship Program. Each year up to 5 college scholarships are awarded to students pursuing technical degress with an interest in the coloring of plastics industry. The Endowment Fund was built over the years by proceeds from CAD RETECs. Scholarship awards began in 2006 when the Endowment fund became large enough to be self-sustaining. Since 2006, we've awarded $68,000 to students enrolled in in courses related to the plastics industry.

Scholarship Applications: Now accepting applications for scholarships for 2014-2015 school year!
Deadline for application submittal: June 2, 2014.

 

 

 


 


Affiliated Conferences/Meetings


Full list of upcoming conferences related to color and appearance,

 

 

 


 


SPECAD Conference Archive CD

Now available for purchase:  SPE CAD Conference Archive DVD (1961-2007)

This is a compilation of every CAD RETEC and ANTEC (CAD Sessions only) Conference  from our beginning in 1961 to 2007.  That's 86 conferences, 972 technical papers, and 9,168 pages of content.   The DVD has a fully text search feature so you can find relevant articles quickly.  You can also browse the DVD content by Author or by Conference.

 

To order your copy, complete the appropriate fields  in  the SPE CAD INTERNET STORE.

 

Pricing- $200 for SPE members and $300 for non-SPE members.  

Archive DVD overview (pdf)
 



 

 

 

LET'S GET SOCIAL:

JOINING THE LINKEDIN.COM SPECAD GROUP: 
You must be a Linked In account to join this group.  Basic Linked In accounts are free.  To find the SPECAD group, go to Linkedin.com and search groups for "SPE Color & Appearance Division." (Linked In.com is not affiliated with SPE.)

JOINING THE FACEBOOK.COM SPECAD PAGE:
The SPE Color and Appearance Page (SPE CAD) replaces our Facebook Group.   To find the SPECAD page, click here OR on facebook search for SPE Color and Appearance Division.  To receive updates from our Facebook Page, just "like" us on our page.   (Facebook.com is not affiliated with SPE.) 

 

 FOLLOWING CADRETEC ON TWITTER.COM:
Do you "Tweet?" SPE CAD is now on www.twitter.com! Search for "CADRETEC" and follow us to get the latest updates before, during, and after the CAD RETEC Conference! http://twitter.com/CADRETEC

We'll use Twitter at the or SPE CAD RETEC conferences to send reminders and let attendees and fans communicate about the conference via "tweeting" during the show.  If you're a fan of Twitter, visit us http://twitter.com/CADRETEC and click "follow" to get the latest twitter updates on CADRETEC. Alternately, you may search CADRETEC from your Twitter Home Page to find us. (Twitter.com is not affiliated with SPE.)

 

 


 


Pinnacle Award 2012

The Color & Appearance Technical Division is pleased to announce that once again we are an award winning division of SPE!  We were Gold Pinnacle Award winners for our contributions and efforts to the membership and industry during 2013. SPE CAD has been awarded the Pinnacle Award every year since it was first given in 2005.

 


 


 

 

The Color & Appearance Technical Division is pleased to announce that we won the highest level of the Communications Excellence Award 2013.

 

 

SPE CAD encourages all interested parties to become members of the International Society of Plastics Engineers.  This organization is dedicated to the communication and education in the art & science of coloring plastics.  Specify Division D21 as your primiary division to be included in all future CAD communications.

How to Become a Member 

 


 


 

Your elected CAD Board is Directors is very busy behind the scenes planning the next conference and networking opportunity.  There are 32 volunteer board members to support the approximately 1200 global CAD members.  Review our meeting minutes, newsletters, and events to see the latest information on our division's activities.  

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Need to reach us or want to know who is on the CAD Board of Directors?  Download a fresh list of SPE CAD officers and directors with complete contact information. This document also lists the current officers and directors and their terms.

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Visit the SPE CAD Photo Gallery  to see pictures from past CAD RETEC and ANTEC conferences. 

ave a great picture from ANTEC or CAD RETEC to share?  Or maybe you have a great "color and appearance of plastics" related picture to share.  If so, please email it to tlphillips@xxxuniformcolor.com  (remove the XXX from the email address before sending) with a brief description, date taken, and photographer. We just might post it for all to see!  

 


 


 

 

Special Thanks to these SPE CAD Web Sponsors!

 

Click the logo to visit Sponsor's website

 

 

EMD Chemicals

Cristal

 

Nubiola

 

 

 

 

 www.tomatec.com

 

 

 

 

 

 


 


SPE CAD Mission Statement

The Color and Appearance Division of SPE strives to educate, train, inform and to provide professional interaction opportunities to the global community involved in visual performance and aesthetics of plastics.
-Color and Appearance Division / International Society of Plastics Engineers

Our membership consists of mainly technical professionals from plastics producers, colorant and masterbatch producers, and plastics compounders and those working upstream and downstream in the supply chain. These pages serve our members and the community of plastics color specialists around the world.

We engineer the color and appearance of plastics, by attending to

Selection and use of colorants and modifiers.
Measurement and matching of color.
Effects of colorants and additives on product durability and weathering.
Safety in handling, end use, and disposal or recycling.
Product quality and cost.
Equipment and processes to get the job done right.



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SOCIETY OF PLASTICS ENGINEERS ANTITRUST GUIDELINES:

It is an SPE Policy that there can be:

1.  No discussion among members which attempts to arrive at any agreement regarding prices, terms or conditions of sale, distribution, volume, territories, or customers;

2. No activity or communication which might be construed as an attempt to prevent any person or business entity from gaining access to any market or customer for goods or services or any business entitty from obtaining sercies or a supply of goods; 

3.  No activity or communication, which might be construed sa an agreement to refrain from purchasing or using any materials, equipment, services or supplies of or from any supplier; or any other activity which violates antitrust or other applicable laws aimed at preventing unfair competition.

 


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