Organizers of UTECH North America 2018 recently announced a call for papers to be presented during its three-day strategic conference taking place September 11-13 in Charlotte, N.C. Submissions must be received by January 28 in order to be considered. Determining which papers are selected for presentation will include the overall advancement of and contribution to polyurethane industry knowledge, a sound evidence base, timeliness and relevance, value to the industry, objectivity and originality.

Prospective speakers will be asked to identify the session for which they wish to be considered. Session topics include: sustainability, automotive, machinery and processing, flexible foam developments, rigid foam developments, CASE (coatings, adhesives, sealants and elastomers) and polyurethanes science.

The conference will cover a range of topics relevant to the polyurethane industry, including new product development, the opening of new markets, developments in raw materials, polyurethanes systems, processing equipment and manufacturing technologies. Subjects will range across the whole polyurethanes industry and include business strategy, materials, processing, design, legislation and regulation, sustainability, research, development and innovation.

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