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 200 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.
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.
Cleveland SPE Honors John Sovis
At our May 16 th meeting Cleveland Board of Directors bestowed the “Chapter Honored Service Award” to long-time Cleveland Section member, Past President, Finance Chair and now retired Board Member, John Sovis. The Board is extremely grateful to John for his many years of service to our Section and wish him a long and enjoyable retirement.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or (810) 814-6412
The Cleveland Section will sponsor more PlastiVan events this season. If you know of a Cleveland Elementary or High School that would like to host a PlastiVan event, please contact our Education Chairman, Ron Raleigh.