Washington, DC - Automotive manufacturers are constantly improving vehicle performance, fuel economy and comfort to meet consumer demand, and speakers at the Polyurethanes 2011 Technical Conference will discuss the latest polyurethane developments that help the automotive industry meet these demands and continue moving into the future.
This year's conference of the Center for the Polyurethanes Industry (CPI) will take place 26-28 Sept at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee.
"Polyurethane use in transport has been increasing for more than a decade. Our industry is constantly innovating to help improve the many automotive applications of polyurethane, including lightweight parts that decrease auto weight and help increase fuel economy for cars and vehicles," said Lee Salamone, senior director of CPI, in the company statement.
"During the conference, attendees will learn more about how new polyurethane developments are allowing the automotive industry to continually improve cars and meet consumers' demands."
The Polyurethanes 2011 Technical Conference will feature more than 60 technical presentations, and provide both automotive and polyurethane industry leaders and professionals with an opportunity to hear about the latest technical innovations and issues affecting the global polyurethanes industry.
The technical sessions include four papers on automotive-related topics, ranging from advances in flexible moulded foams to improvements in paint protection films.
The session also includes updates from members of the Molded Foam Industry Panel, a group of industry experts working to evolve automotive seating specifications.
Researchers from BASF Corp. will begin the session with a discussion of new antioxidant systems that offer lower volatile organic compounds (VOCs) for flexible moulded foam.
Scientists from Huntsman International will examine crosslinked thermoplastic polyurethane as automotive paint protection film.