The Akron SPE Section has a great history of being one of the premier sections for SPE International. For the future, our Section aims to continue on the path of spreading knowledge, strengthening skills, promoting education and promoting the industry to technicians, scientists, marketers, retailers and other plastics professionals. Become a member today.

 ANTEC Awards Ceremony

ANTEC Awards Ceremony

The Akron Section will continue to bring innovation to our members by having creative and educational monthly programs. To stay up-to-date with the latest section events, please see our newsletters. In addition, we partner with other local professional trade groups to share knowledge and learn from best practices.

 Monthly Meetings

Monthly Meetings

The Section will continue to support education with our Education Foundation, which awards several scholarships each year, and partner with the University of Akron Polymer Program while continuing to align with ACESS, a local engineering society, and the Akron Global Polymer Academy.

 Plastivan demonstration at ANTEC

Plastivan demonstration at ANTEC

We are now posting jobs for local plastics companies. This is free to any member. Click here to learn more.



Akron SPE to Host TPE Topcon Sept 2018
The Event: The Akron Section of SPE and the TPE SIG will again co-sponsor the 13th TPE TOPCON in Akron Ohio from Tuesday, September 18 to Thursday, September 20 in the Akron Fairlawn Hilton.

Technical Program:  In keeping with this year's TPE TOPCON theme of INNOVATION, the technical program will feature presentations on Bio-Renewable materials and Wearable Technologies as well as the latest developments in TPE materials, processing and applications.

Poster Session: University of Akron graduate students will have a Poster Session in the exhibition area on their polymer science and engineering projects.

Keynote Speakers: We also have two excellent Keynote luncheon speakers: Quizar Hassonjee, President of Haas Tech Associates, who will share information on Smart Textiles and Christine Hockman, Co-Director of Great Lakes Biomimicry who will address the subject of BioMimicry.

TPE Primer: In addition to our technical program we will again have a half-day TPE Primer on the Tuesday afternoon prior to the opening of the TOPCON and exhibits.

Sponsors and Exhibitors:  Kuraray is leading the pack of sponsors with their Gold sponsorship. This is highly appreciated. We are still looking for additional Sponsors and Exhibitors. The exhibit booths will be open from the Welcome Reception on Tuesday evening through Thursday. There will be the usual TOPCON Reception on the Wednesday evening in the Exhibition area. Anyone interested in being a sponsor and/or exhibitor please contact

Come and join us to stay abreast of the growing TPE industry technology and meet friends and associates at this bi-annual SPE event. To register and obtain further information go to



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