SPI compounders conference: The good, the bad and the irrelevant


The two-day SPI Vinyl Products Compounders Conference has been held every summer for the past 26 years. At this year's conference in Alexandria, VA, last week, there were around 180 registrants (including the 18 speakers), many of whom come back each year and know each other. They mostly hail from companies that sell and buy ingredients, especially plasticizers, but also stabilizers, foaming agents and such. The focus was on e-resin uses such as plastisols, but most of the meeting applied to other PVC uses, as well. You weren't there? No problem. Here is a summary in 18 bullet points of what was discussed.
To the 18 bullet points