Conference Program

10:30am    Chairman’s welcome

Simon Robinson, Editor, Urethanes Technology International

OVERVIEW

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

RIGID FOAMS

12:30pm    Performance advantages of CO2 containing polyols from tunable catalyst systems
Mark Andrews, Senior Scientist, Application Development, Econic Technologies

1:00pm    Speaker to be confirmed

1:30pm    TIME TO VISIT THE EXHIBITION

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

11:30am    Plant-based odorant additive for polyurethane foam applications
Emmanuel Pretet, Textile Engineer, Breyner

11:40am    Speaker to be confirmed

12:10pm    Refreshment break

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

1:00pm    Innovation panel discussion
Participants to be announced

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    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


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. 


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