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SPE Plastics Processing Conference: The Virtual Edition
April 6 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
The SPE Lehigh Valley Section is organizing technical sessions for the inaugural SPE Plastics Processing and Compounding Conference 2021. Conor Carlin, SPE VP Sustainability, will deliver a keynote address about the nexus of plastics and sustainability.
Though many in the plastics industry are familiar with the overwhelming benefits that polymeric materials provide, the public has become highly skeptical. And rightly so – when you see clogged rivers and dead fish, what are people supposed to think? Let’s rethink plastics among ourselves for a moment, at least in terms of how the public views it. By acknowledging the paradoxical nature of plastics’ efficiency, we can perhaps take a more holistic approach to design that utilizes the full value of a material’s properties while considering end-of-life implications. The nuances and complexities of modern plastics ensure that there are no easy answers. And though we have to make difficult choices, we cannot let the perfect be the enemy of the good.
Join us for 2 days of excellent programming. You can view the entire technical program here.