THANK YOU

Thank you to everyone who attended UTECH North America 2018 for your support and participation. UTECH NA will be heading to Chicago in 2020 and we hope to see you there. More details coming soon.


Conference Program

10:30am   Introduction to UTECH North America
Brennan Lafferty, Vice President and Group Publisher, Crain Global Polymer Group

10:35am   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
Darrel Collier, Business Manager, Polyurethanes & Intermediates, Tecnon OrbiChem


12:10pm    MDI/TDI costs of production
Chris Flanagan, Consultant, Chemical Consulting, IHS Markit 


12:40pm
    TIME TO VISIT THE EXHIBITION



RIGID FOAMS

1:50pm   Chair's introduction to the session


2:00pm    Performance advantages of CO2 containing polyols from tunable catalyst systems
Mark Andrews, Senior Scientist, Application Development, Econic Technologies

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    Life 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
    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, Vice President Business Development, Bruker Detection Corporation


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


11:40am   New flexible processing solutions for open-pouring refrigerator doors
Bob Biondich, Director of Sales, Hennecke


12:10pm    
New generation multi-component EasyFroth and MHs with direct injection for HFOs
Andrea Bartolini, Technical Sales Manager, Cannon USA


12:40pm 
   
Setting the bar through emission and odor management in the polyurethane industry
Jacob Paule, Technical Service Representative, Evonik Corporation


1:10pm     Silicone Chemistry: Volatility impacts & unique molecules for PU foams
James Young, Associate TS&D Scientist, The Dow Chemical Company
Aayush Shah, Global Polyurethane Additives TS&D Coordinator, The Dow Chemical Company


1:40pm    Plant-based odorant additive for polyurethane foam applications
Emmanuel Pretet, Textile Engineer, Breyner
Lidwine Navarro, Business Manager, Breyner


2:10pm    TIME TO VISIT THE EXHIBITION


CASE

2:40pm    Chair’s introduction to the session


2:45pm    BENEBiOL new generation polycarbonatediols for elastomer & PUD
Yoshikazu Kanamori, Manager, Global Technical Solutions Team, Benebiol, Mitsubishi Chemical Corp (Japan)

3:15pm    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)


3:45pm
    High performance and sustainable azelate polyols for coatings
Mark Anater, Chemist, Emery Oleochemicals


Please note, the conference and trade show will now close at 4pm on Wednesday, Sept. 12 due to the severe weather forecast. 



4:15pm
    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


4:45pm    Summary from the chair and session close
Simon Robinson, Editor, Urethanes Technology International


Programme may be subject to change. 

WEATHER UPDATE

The organizers of UTECH North America have announced the 2018 show will close at 4pm Wednesday, September 12 and will not be open the last day of the show (Thursday) due to the concern surrounding Hurricane Florence. The safety and security of our attendees, exhibitors, speakers, contractors and staff is of utmost importance to us.



DAY 3, SEPT 13 - CONFERENCE CANCELLED 


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

11:10pm    Engineered polysaccharides as reactive components for thermoplastic urethanes
Christian Lenges, Business Development Manager, DuPont

11:40am    Bio renewable, high performance polyurethane dispersions 
Matthew Terwillegar, Manager, New Business Development, Myriant Corporation


12:10pm    
Future of Caprolactones
Shay Sharon, Chemical Sales Engineer, Daicel


12:40pm
     Summary from the chair and conference close
Simon Robinson, Editor, Urethanes Technology International


Programme may be subject to change. 

If you have any queries about the conference please contact Donna Bushell, Conference Director at dbushell@crain.com or Katherine Hampson, Marketing Co-ordinator at khampson@crain.com

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