The Cleveland Section of the Society of Plastics Engineers was founded in 1943, the third section to be formed in the USA. We are the professional home for nearly 275 plastics professionals across the Greater Cleveland area. Our objective is to promote scientific, engineering, and business knowledge related to the plastics industry in northeast Ohio. We invite you to browse through our site and encourage your attendance and participation at our technical programs.

Members are encouraged to keep their email and contact information up-to-date at 4spe.org to ensure delivery of all Cleveland Section materials. We also suggest adding SPECleComm@gmail.com to your address book to avoid spam filters.

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Our Mission

The mission of The Cleveland Section of the Society of Plastics Engineers is to promote the advancement of plastics science and engineering through; monthly technical meetings, seminars, conferences, plant tours,scholarships, educational awards and social events.  These activities provide a means of members technical advancement, employment opportunities, business technical advancement, social interaction, and community involvement.

The PlastiVan™ Program

The PlastiVan™ Program is a great way to WOW and excite young people about the science and the vast opportunities the plastics industry has to offer. The PlastiVan program travels to schools and companies throughout North America, educating people of all ages about plastics chemistry, history, processing, manufacturing, sustainability and applications. For more information about the PlastiVan™ Program, please contact Eve Vitale at evitale@4spe.org or (810) 814-6412



Call for New Committee members

Would you like to take a more active role in the leadership and direction of our section?  If so, the best way to start is to join a committee of our local section.  Committee members form the pool of talent from which board leaders and committee chairs are chosen from.  In fact, key positions like President and Treasurer require board level experience to be qualified.

New committee members are assigned to the committee that best meets their skills and interests and you will be working alongside other SPE professionals.  The work of the committees relies on technical, commercial, industrial and academic leaders like yourself to achieve our mission. A list of committees can be found on the last page of this newsletter.