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Conference Program

10:30am    Chairman’s welcome

Simon Robinson, Editor, Urethanes Technology International

OPENING SESSION

10:40am    Overview of recent market & pricing developments in polyurethanes chemicals
Robert Peacock, Consultant, ICIS Consulting


11:10am    Challenges and opportunities for the North American polyurethane industry
John Televantos, Partner, Arsenal Capital Partners


11:40am
    Key raw material pricing trends in the global PU market
Regina Sousa, Consultant, Polyurethanes & Intermediates, Tecnon OrbiChem


12:10pm
    Refreshment break


12:30pm
    
MDI/TDI costs of production
James Elliott, Principal Analyst, Inorganics, IHS Markit 


RIGID FOAMS

1:00pm    Performance advantages of CO2 containing polyols from tunable catalyst systems
Mark Andrews, Senior Scientist, Application Development, Econic Technologies


1:30pm
    TIME TO VISIT THE EXHIBITION


2:30pm
    Highly aromatic polyols for rigid foams
Ganapathy Viswanathan, Scientist, Hexion Specialty Chemicals


3:00pm    Effects of HFO 1233zd/Pentane blends on the performance and properties of a polyisocyanurate foam system

Joe Costa, Senior Technical Service Engineer, Arkema


3:30pm
    Cycle approaches to sustainably manage materials in building and infrastructure projects
Paul Bertram, CSI Distinguished Member, (and former Director of Environment and Sustainability, Kingspan)


4:00pm
    Speaker to be confirmed


4:30pm
    Summary from the chair and session close
Simon Robinson, Editor, Urethanes Technology International


Programme may be subject to change. 

10:30am    Chairman’s welcome
Simon Robinson, Editor, Urethanes Technology International

TECHNOLOGY AND MACHINERY INNOVATIONS


10:40am
    Using IMS technology to detect isocyanates in foam plants
Frank Thibodeau, Bruker Detection, USP


11:10am
    Four modules to support customer processes: B+ Connect: the new networking platform
Ronald Pugaczewski, Sales & Key Account Manager, Baumer


11:40am
    Plant-based odorant additive for polyurethane foam applications

Emmanuel Pretet, Textile Engineer, Breyner
Lidwine Navarro, Business Manager, Breyner


12:10pm    Refreshment break


12:30pm    
New generation multi-component EasyFroth and MHs with direct injection for HFOs
Marco Callari, Chemical Process Engineer, Cannon Afros


1:00pm 
   
Setting the bar through emission and odor management in the polyurethane industry
Jacob Paule, Technical Service Representative, Evonik Corporation


1:30pm
    TIME TO VISIT THE EXHIBITION

CASE

2:30pm    BENEBiOL new generation polycarbonatediols for elastomer & PUD
Yoshikazu Kanamori, Manager, Global Technical Solutions Team, Benebiol, Mitsubishi Chemical Corp (Japan)


3:00pm
    High performance and sustainable azelate polyols for coatings
Mark Anater, Chemist, Emery Oleochemicals


3:30pm
    Polycarbonate diol-based polyurethane sealants with improved weathering and chemical resistance intended for building and construction
Manuel Colera, Atlantic Business Development and Marketing Manager, Fine Chemicals Business Unit, UBE


4:00pm
    Engineered polysaccharides as reactive components for thermoplastic urethanes
Christian Lenges, Business Development Manager, DuPont


4.30pm
    Summary from the chair and session close

Simon Robinson, Editor, Urethanes Technology International

Programme may be subject to change. 

10:30am    Chairman’s welcome
Simon Robinson, Editor, Urethanes Technology International


CASE CONTINUED

10:40am    Novel use of converge polyols in CASE application
 Jayanta Chattopadhyay, Application Development Engineer, Application & Market Development Division, Aramco Performance Materials


11:10am
    Applying state of the art chemical free rubber de-vulcanization technology in TPU recycling
Marc Couturier, General Manager, Non-automotive New Business Development, Toyota Tsusho Canada
Tim Cornell, General Manager, Green Metals Canada (a Toyota Tsusho subsidiary company)


11:40am
    Bio renewable, high performance polyurethane dispersions

Matthew Terwillegar, Manager, New Business Development, Myriant Corporation


12:10pm
    Refreshment break


12:30pm
    Speaker to be confirmed


1:00pm
      Speaker to be confirmed


1:30pm
      Summary from the chair and conference close
Simon Robinson, Editor, Urethanes Technology International


Programme may be subject to change. 

KEY DATES & TIMES

TUESDAY

September 11, 2018 | 10am - 6pm

WEDNESDAY

September 12, 2018 | 10am - 6pm

THURSDAY

September 13, 2018 | 10am - 4pm

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Tuesday, September 11, 2018

 6pm - 8pm in the exhibit hall


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