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.

2017 – 2018 Cleveland SPE Programs
(in conjunction with Akron section)

Meeting Topic Speaker Company Location
12-Mar-18 Tooling Darrell Stafford Polymer Ohio Akron Hilton
9-Apr-18 Plastivan in Education tbd SPE Akron Hilton
14-May-18 Cleveland Section Awards Ron Raleigh
Dennis Meade
SPE Cleveland tbd

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


The SPE Thermoplastic Elastomers Special Interest Group (SIG) & Akron Section invite the submission of abstracts for presentation at the 13th TPE Topical Conference September 18-20,

In a change of format, only abstracts and presentations will be required.

Accepting presentations on the latest thermoplastic elastomer developments in:

  • Medical and Healthcare
  • Automotive and Transportation
  • Wearable Electronics
  • Advances in Processing Technologies
  • Performance Enhancing Additives

Please submit presentation title, abstract, author/presenter name and affiliation to:
William Blasius
+1 7745450990  /  wgblasius@gmail.com

Submission Deadlines:
Abstract: March 1, 2018
Completed Presentation: July 15, 2018