The mission of the South Texas Section is to promote scientific and engineering knowledge relating to plastics.

The South Texas Section covers the geographic region in and around Houston. Our Section sponsors technical meetings, usually monthly, through which a member may participate in the advancement of plastics science and engineering. All monthly meetings are open to both members and non-members. Board meetings are open to any member, in good standing, to attend and participate.

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The South Texas Section of the Society of Plastics Engineers has served Texas since 1948. There are now over 500 members in our section.

Led by many dedicated individuals, this section has instituted and maintained many programs that supply our membership with current information in the ever evolving world of plastics: design, recycling, materials, manufacturing and applications.

In 1975, we began sponsoring the "Regional Polyolefins Technical Conference". This event became so popular that we  decided to make it an annual event and an International conference.. This conference offers programs about the wide field of Polyolefins and features seminars of international importance. It is attended by plastics professionals from all aspects of the industry. The Polyolefins Conference is one of the leading plastics conferences in the world.

In 1985 our section established our Scholarship Fund. This fund is awarded annually to local students who are concentrating on studies in the field of plastics. Our Education Chair administers this fund.

This web-site was established in August of 1998 to keep you informed of the many events the South Texas Section has to offer. Visit calendar web page to keep informed of our Sections scheduled events and our newsletter web page for all the new and old news of our region.

We sponsor an annual Golf Outing in memory of a long time active member, Frank Padula. This outing is usually held in April.

Your comments, suggestions, contributions, and recommendations are welcome and can be directed to any of the current Board of Directors or Section Officers.


October 11-12, 2017:
Vinyltec 2017
Marriott Plaza San Antonio
555 S. Alamo Street
San Antonio, TX 78205
Texas A&M Polymer Technology Center

Short Course Scratch and Wear Behavior of Polymers and Composites

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