Bludan, Syria -- Baalbaki Chemical Industries (BCI) held a three-day seminar on polyurethane technology for 70 of the polyurethane systems house's staff from all over the Middle-East region and further afield, from 17-19 Oct.
The participants, from BCI units in Syria, the Lebanon, Iraq, the United Arab Emirates, Pakistan, Iran, Turkey and Egypt met at the Grand Bludan Hotel in the mountain resort of Bludan, close to the Syrian capital, Damascus.
The technologists were given a grounding in understanding polyurethanes, starting with equipoment and basic raw materials, and moving on to different technologies in flexible and rigid foam. Other end uses were covered by the US lecturers included an introduction to CASE (coatings, adhesives, Sealants and Elastomers) applications.
Each session was followed by a short exam, and participants were granted diplomas at the end of the seminars.
PIC: Hassan Ba'albaki, managing director of Baalbaki llc - Industrial Sector (left) talks to one of the delegates during the seminar.