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SPE Membership Benefits

SPE is here for you 24/7. You can access all your membership benefits from our website, and contact your fellow plastics professionals anywhere in the world—any time you need them.

The objective of the Society of Plastics Engineers is :
“...to promote the scientific and engineering knowledge relating to plastics.”

Today, the industry is more interdependent than ever, and professional networks have taken on global dimensions. Such networks are almost impossible to develop and maintain in our fast-paced industry. Participation in SPE is a key success factor for those who want to thrive in today’s business environment.

  • Access to Online Technical Library The largest digital collection of published research & development work in polymer science & plastics technology
  • Receive Plastics Engineering magazine (By email link to download)
  • Online Directory Access
  • Listing in Member Directory
  • Conference Discounts
  • Salary Survey
  • Weekly Plastics Insight Newsletter
  • SPE Career Center Access
  • Access to The Chain
  • SPE’s very own online community
  • Tech Talk
  • Industry Exchange
  • Leadership Lane
  • Career Central
  • Campus Connection
  • Eligible for Committee & Chapter Participation including Voting
  • Access to Materials Database
  • Search 122,000+ technical datasheets, contact suppliers, and get samples!
  • Access to Abstracts of Papers in the SPE's Technical Library
  • Use of SPE Member Logo

The Leading Association in the Plastics Industry!!!

As your central gateway to the plastics industry, SPE provides the most up-to-date information, cutting-edge training and dynamic resources available today.

  • SPE also provides valuable business support, enabling you to profit from market knowledge and identify new business opportunities. SPE offers something for everyone in the plastics industry. With 22 technical Divisions, we’ve got the industry covered, from extrusion to blow molding and much more.
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  • Whether you’re a plastics scientist or engineer, a business owner, marketing/sales expert, or any other professional in plastics, SPE membership can help you advance your knowledge and your career.
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  • The information you need to increase efficiency and productivity, develop your career, and add to your company’s bottom line is literally right at your fingertips.
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  • SPE focuses on the business of plastics as well as the technical aspects of the industry. As a result, we provide a wide range of benefits and features that can boost your bottom line.

In short, SPE can help you:

  • Access powerful knowledge
  • Optimize your operating procedures with cutting-edge training
  • Gain a global advantage
  • Identify new business opportunities
  • Increase your prominence in the plastics industry
  • Inspire consumer confidence and energize the plastics market
  • Recruit the brightest minds in the field

SPE is here for you 24/7. You can access all your membership benefits from our website, and contact your fellow plastics professionals anywhere in the world—any time you need them.

Benefits of Student Membership

Student Members of SPE have all the privileges of SPE membership afforded to other member grades, including:

  1. 1. Reduced SPE membership dues – $31.00 per year
  2. 2. Plastics Engineering magazine every month
  3. 3. Reduced registration for all educational seminars
  4. 4. Discounts on training publications
  5. 5. Insurance programs
  6. 6. Reduced registration at ANTEC and other technical conferences
  7. 7. Access to Career Solutions, SPE’s Online Career site
  8. 8. Scholarships offered through the SPE Foundation, SPE Sections and Divisions
  9. 9. FREE membership to your local SPE Section
  10. 10. FREE Division affiliation
  11. 11. Access to Online Technical Library and other technical resources
  12. 12. Professional contacts