SPE’s Vinyltec conference gives students the ability to learn more about the vinyl industry’s technological advancements and provides excellent networking opportunities with industry leaders.
WASHINGTON (PRWEB) August 04, 2022
The Vinyl Institute (VI) announced today it now accepting grant applications to cover student registration fees for up to four university students to attend the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) Vinyltec in September.
“The vinyl industry has great career opportunities for students interested in manufacturing, chemistry, and engineering,” said Ned Monroe, president, and CEO of the Vinyl Institute. “SPE’s Vinyltec conference gives students the ability to learn more about the vinyl industry’s technological advancements as well as provides excellent networking opportunities with leaders in the industry.”
SPE is the leading technical society for the global plastics industry. It is a community of individuals involved in the technical and commercial aspects of the plastics and polymer industry. Vinyltec is the largest vinyl-focused technical conference in the United States. There, new developments in the vinyl industry are unveiled and participants receive training in niche areas of the industry. This year, the event, “Charting the Course for a Sustainable Future” focuses on technologies and topics of importance to the vinyl plastics industry.
This year’s event will be a hybrid event, held at the Crown Plaza Philadelphia, in King of Prussia, PA. The event takes place from September 27-29, 2022. The VI’s grant covers the cost of student registration. Students can attend virtually or in person. Grant recipients who choose to attend in person are responsible for any costs associated with travel.
To be eligible to apply for the 2022 Vinyltec Grant, a prospective grantee must:
1. Be enrolled at an accredited U.S. university.
2. Have not received a previous VI Vinyltec grant.
3. Be pursuing a degree in polymer science, material science, chemistry, or chemical engineering.
4. Be able to attend Vinyltec, either virtually or in person from Sep. 27-29, 2022.
Applications must be received by Sept. 9, 2022. To apply for a VI Vinyltec grant, click here.
About the Vinyl Institute
The Vinyl Institute (VI), founded in 1982, is a U.S. trade association representing the leading manufacturers of vinyl, vinyl chloride monomer, vinyl additives, and modifiers. The VI works on behalf of its members to promote the benefits of the world’s most versatile plastic, used to make everything from PVC piping to flooring, roofing, and vinyl siding. The vinyl industry in the United States employs over 350,000 highly skilled employees at nearly 3,000 facilities and generates an economic value of $54 billion. For more information, visit vinylinfo.org.