This year’s Polyurethanes Technical Conference will showcase the important role various polyurethane insulations have in improving energy efficiency throughout the building and construction industry. The Center for the Polyurethanes Industry’s (CPI) 2012 Polyurethanes Technical Conference will take place Sept. 24 to 26 at the Omni Hotel at CNN Center in Atlanta.
“Rigid polyurethane insulations, including spray foam, pour-in-place foam and polyisocyanurate foam, can help reduce energy use in homes and other buildings, which is advantageous for builders, architects and homeowners,” said Lee Salamone, Senior Director of CPI. “Continuous technical advances in polyurethane chemistry continue to make rigid polyurethane foam even more effective. During the conference, attendees will learn more about the latest blowing agents that are designed to help improve the energy efficiency offered by these insulations and seek to decrease environmental impacts.”
The 2012 Polyurethanes Technical Conference will feature more than 60 technical presentations, providing both construction and polyurethane industry leaders and professionals with an opportunity to hear about the latest technical innovations and issues affecting the global polyurethanes industry. This year’s conference includes two technical sessions focused on construction-related topics, in addition to a session focused on sustainability issues that will examine life-cycle considerations for polyurethane products in buildings.
- Scientists from Honeywell will discuss innovative blowing agent solutions, specifically the performance of the Solstice liquid blowing agent blended with select hydrocarbons and other blowing agents in pour-in-place panel applications.
- Researchers from Evonik will explore the relationship between surfactants and aged insulation value in PIR foam with a particular focus on the effect of surfactant on the foam aging process and the notion that an advantage in initial insulation value will translate to an advantage in aged insulation value.
- Researchers from DuPont will examine the latest laboratory studies and customer evaluations into Formacel® 1100, including physical and chemical stability, insulation performance and other foam properties.
- Industry experts from Kellen Company and Bayer MaterialScience will lead a discussion on the evolution of building code requirements and their influence on building envelope design.
- Researchers from Cannon Group and Cannon Benelux will discuss a project that required supplying a complete line for the production of large building panels for walls and roofs, as well as the technical challenges they encountered and resulting solutions.