The Color and Appearance Division has selected the title of “The Color that Moves US!” for a topical conference to be held in September 2016. The program will include papers on a number of topics including human color perception, color science, coloring of plastics, weathering of colored products, advances in pigments, color additives, and technologies, etc.
CAD RETEC® is the trademarked name of our division's annual topical conference. CAD RETEC is usually scheduled in the fall of each year, and generally takes place over two or three days. CAD RETEC is our "big" conference each year and is the largest technical conference hosted in North America that is devoted to the coloring of plastics. Attendance is usually around 400-500 people, so it offers a great networking opportunity in addition to a technology focus. Conference locations change from year to year as we try to offer convenient opportunities to attend for the entire CAD membership. SPE membership is encouraged but is not required to attend.
About SPE CAD:
The Color and Appearance Division of SPE strives to educate, train, inform and to provide professional interaction opportunities to the global community involved in visual performance and aesthetics of plastics.
-Color and Appearance Division / International Society of Plastics Engineers
Our membership consists of mainly technical professionals from plastics producers, colorant and masterbatch producers, and plastics compounders and those working upstream and downstream in the supply chain.
The objective of the Society is to promote the scientific and engineering knowledge relating to plastics.
SPE is the largest, most well-known plastics professional society in the world. We are the professional “home” for nearly 16,000 plastics professionals around the globe. For more than 70 years, we’ve been the “go to” technical information, training, networking, and knowledge-sharing source for plastics professionals who want to advance in their knowledge and their careers.