International Polyolefins Conference 2018, "Abundant Supply = Opportunities and Challenges"
- February 25 - February 28, 2018 at Hilton Houston North , Houston, Texas.
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Conference Program 2017

The SPE South Texas Section, the SPE Polymer Modifiers and Additives Division, and the SPE Thermoplastic Materials and the SPE Foams Division are organizing technical sessions for the 2017 SPE International Conference in the following areas:

Current Trends in Markets, Technology, and Investments
Innovation in Polyolefin Catalysts New Process Developments
Advances in Polyolefin Stabilization and Modifiers
New Computer Modeling Techniques: Process, Converting, & Products
Sustainability and Regulatory Opportunities Opportunities in Flexible Packaging
Polyolefins in Automotive and Appliances Polyolefins Enabling foams and Light-weighting
Polyolefins in Rigid Packaging

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Due Dates for Submission: Abstracts: October 30, 2016 Papers: December 15, 2016 Presentations: December 30, 2016 Student Posters: January 15, 2017 To submit a paper or register for the 2017 conference visit: The 2016 SPE International Polyolefins Conference was very successful with over 650 people attending, 64 exhibitor booths, a student poster competition, two networking receptions, and tremendous commercial activity.

Conference Chairs:
Robert Portnoy
(713) 529-2272

Exhibit Chair: Kevin Alexander

Fernando Cevallos-Candau
(225) 333-1654
Janell Helton
(713) 503-67299

3V Sigma USA
Akzo Nobel
Arkema Inc.
BASF Catalysts
Birch Plastics
Boarding Lucky Chemical Co., Ltd.
Brabender Tech
BUSS, Inc.
C. A. Picard
Carter Day International
Cimbar Performance Minerals
Corbion Purac
Corporacion Sierra Madre
CW Brabender Instruments
Daikin America, Inc.
Dover Chemical
Dupont Nutrition & Health
Evonik Corporation
Fine Organics
Fraunhofer LBF
Gillco Products
Gneuss, Inc.
Huber Engineered Materials
Imerys Talc
Ingenia Polymers
Japan Steelworks
Kisuma Americas, Inc.
Kraton Polymers
Lintech International
Maroon Group LLC.
Mettler-Toledo, LLC
Milliken & Company
NFM Welding Engineers
NJC America
Norac Additives
Omya, Inc.
PCC Chemax
Pelletizer Knives
PMC Group
Polymer Centers of Excellence
Solvay Technology Solutions
Struktol Company of America
Sulzer Chetech USA
Sumitomo Chemical America, Inc.
Suqian Unitechem Co., Ltd
The Sinclair Group
Tomark Industries
Tosoh Finechem Corporation
Unimin Corporation
Vanderbilt Chemicals, LLC
XDL Petro-Chemical Science & Technology Trade Co
Zwick USA
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