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

Poster Contest Poster Contest Poster Contest;

Chair : Iman Bahrani (
secondary contact: William Talbott (

The South Texas Chapter of the Society of Plastics Engineers is soliciting submissions for student poster presentations in conjunction with the International Conference on Polyolefins 2017. This conference typically attracts more than 500 participants which will provide an excellent opportunity to demonstrate commitment of your program and students to the global plastics community. We encourage and welcome your participation in the Student Poster Contest at the Polyolefins 2017 Conference in Houston, TX.

The posters will be judged on the following criteria:
(1) Technical content
(2) Relevance to the conference and/or plastics
(3) Presentation organization and appearance

The following prizes will be awarded to the best entries: First prize: $500 Second prize: $400 Third prize: $300 Honorable Mention (if any): $200. Awards will be presented during luncheon Tuesday. Awardees are required to be present to receive their awards.

Posters should adhere to the following content and format: Poster topic must concern plastics Poster topic is encouraged (but not required) to deal with polyolefins. Students who desire to present posters from universities outside of those in Texas at which the South Texas Section supports student chapters should contact Iman Bahrani or William Talbott to discuss arrangements. Those students will be expected to be present at the Conference. Special student registration fee will be available.

Please note: A maximum of three poster entries per school and only one poster entry per student. Presentation to be contained on one poster board or graphic poster film [most common size = 30 inches by 40 inches (76 cm x 102 cm) with the greater dimension oriented vertically].

Posters must be at the Hotel by Sunday, February 26, 2017. No posters will be accepted on Monday, February 27, 2017. If necessary, poster entries could be sent for delivery with arrival no earlier than Wednesday, February 22, 2017 and no later than Friday, February 24, 2017 to the conference hotel:

Hilton Houston North Hotel, 2017 International Polyolefins Conference,
Attn: Allison Richardson,
12400 Greenspoint Drive
Houston, TX 77060-1998.
Please include the following information on the package:
SPE Polyolefins Conference,
c/o Rene Colyer
“HOLD FOR ARRIVAL” February 26 – March 1, 2017.

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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