The Palisades-New Jersey Section of the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) meets regularly in central New Jersey to promote relationships within the community of professionals in the plastics industry and to provide our members with ongoing education in the diverse uses of plastics. Unlike an SPE division (which focuses on a specific technical topic), the Section focuses on bringing together plastics professionals in the local geographical area. A key role of this Section is to encourage the next generation of plastics professionals. We support local student chapters of SPE, and each year the Section awards several scholarships. The Section is one of the top sections in SPE and a frequent winner of the SPE Gold Pinnacle Award and the Communications Excellence Award. The Palisades-New Jersey Section is a sponsor of the VinylTech and Foams conferences, and the group enjoys an annual golf outing in the spring.

Our members have a wealth of plastics experience in areas such as extrusion, foams, PVC formulation, and plastics additives. Engaging speakers present technical and business topics at our meetings, and these often spark discussions that lead to potential solutions for processing or formulating challenges. Past meetings have included tours of local plastics businesses and joint meetings on the campuses of our student chapters. View our list of events and read our latest newsletter for details, and come see for yourself!