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.



With a history of successful conferences behind them, SPE’S Akron Section and the TPE Special Interest Group host the 13th Thermoplastic Elastomers Conference at the Hilton Hotel in Akron, OH, September 18-20.

·   Half-day Primer on TPE Basics, September 18, prequel to the main conference
·   Presentations: Bio-renewable Materials, Wearable Technology and, of course, Materials, Modifications and Development. Processing and Scale-up will also be addressed.
·   2 Keynote Speakers: Quizar Hassonjee (President, Hass Tech Associates) shares information about Smart Textiles and Christine Hockman, (Co-Director, Great Lakes Biomimicry) addresses the subject of Biomimicry
·   Exhibitor booths and two evening networking socials

What helps make a great conference? Corporate assistance through sponsorship and exhibitors. The TPE Conference 2018 brings companies and individuals together for the benefit of all. Contacts are made, ideas are shared, and growth is initiated. Become a sponsor or exhibitor today! Sponsors & Exhibitors must register by August 15, 2018.

Conference: William Blasius – +1 774-545-0990 or Vivian Malpass – +1 330-342-1120
Sponsor/Exhibitor: Kevin Malpass – +1 330-398-9411

Go to http://www.4spe.org/tpe18 for conference pricing and discount for SPE members



Cleveland Ohio – September 18 – 20, 2018
Cleveland Convention Center

The Extrusion conference is the only conference devoted to all aspects of extrusion processing!

Conference presentations consist of general sessions devoted to technical and business issues common to all types of extrusion, followed by breakout sessions devoted to specific types of extrusion: Film, Sheet, Pipe/Profile/Tubing, and Compounding.

These presentations, together with the exhibits at Extrusion 2018, will give you unprecedented access to ​new technology, tips and techniques, and best practices aimed at helping you boost efficiencies at your operation.

Conference details are available at this link – http://www.extrusionconference.com/
Watch this site and newsletter for a $100 session discount for SPE Cleveland members.


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