We all know that plastics help improve the quality of life, and in many cases help extend and protect life. Whether it’s for medical, packaging, toys, cars, planes, agriculture, education, industrial, electronics, or building & construction applications, join us in celebrating all that polymeric materials do to make life better on this planet by submitting part nominations for the 5th annual SPE® PLASTICS for Life™ Global Parts Competition. Parts must already have won a category or a competition in an SPE conference or mini-conference in the past year. Maximum 5 nominations per SPE division, section, or special interest group.

Winners in 4 categories plus a People’s Choice and Grand Prize Award winner will be announced during ANTEC. Judging (feature-based) categories are as follows:

Nomination Deadline: March 15, 2018


GRAND PRIZE AWARD winner, the competition’s most prestigious award, will be selected from the highest ranked winner in the other 4 categories (allowing the previous 2nd place winner in that category to advance to 1st place). A separate People’s Choice award will be given to the application with greatest number of votes from conference attendees. Winners announced live at the press conference.

Previous Winners:

2016 Grand Prize Award Winner—Thermoformed Pods Made of Thermopalstic Polyurethane, Les Produit Plastitel, Inc.

Winners from 2016’s event at ANTEC® Indianapolis

Winners from 2015’s event at ANTEC® Orlando

Winners from 2014’s event at ANTEC® Las Vegas

Contact Gene Havel, +1 203.740.5457