Arlington, Virginia - Manufacturers of coatings, adhesives, sealants, and elastomers (CASE) will find a wide range of technical presentations reporting on significant new polyurethane-based products, enhanced performance properties and processing efficiencies at the Polyurethanes 2007 Technical Conference this year.
The meeting, called "Step Into The Future" is being held 24-26 Sept at The Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center in Orlando, Florida.
Sponsored by Center for the Polyurethanes Industry (CPI) (formerly Alliance for the Polyurethanes Industry), this year's conference is being staged in partnership with the UTECH North America Exhibition to create an impressive global event. Some 100 technical papers, more than 90 exhibitors, educational seminars and two panel discussions, on transport issues and crisis preparedness, will feature during the three day event, said the CPI.
"As applications for polyurethane coatings, adhesives, sealants, and elastomers continue to grow worldwide, the industry continues to improve the performance, adaptability and cost-effectiveness of these invaluable products," said Neeva-Gayle Candelori of CPI. "This year's combined Technical Conference and Exposition provides an exciting opportunity for making contacts and keeping abreast of important trends and advances in technology, new products and global regulations."
The CASE session includes
* A study of the relationship between surface topology and properties of waterborne polyurethane coatings using atomic force microscopy -Nippon Polyurethane Industry Inc. and Asia Industry Co. Ltd.
* Carbodimide additives to enhance the use of soya-based polyols in CASE uses-Rhein Chemie and Bio-Based Technologies.
* Performance enhancements derived from the use of a new, modified liquid-pure MDI-Huntsman.
In the Spray Elastomers session, speakers will cover: novel chain-extenders for polyurea spray coatings; high performance polyureas derived from new low-unsaturation/high-molecular-weight polyamines; and novel polyurethane and polyurea spray elastomers with significantly enhanced chemical resistance for the protective coatings industry.
Scientists from the Beijing Research Institute will present their findings on the influence of formulation parameters on the properties of polyurea spray elastomers.
New products will feature at the TPU-Cast Elastomers session. A team from Huntsman will describe the unique, viscoelastic properties of new thermoplastic polyurethanes that make them ideal in coatings, adhesives and injection moulding. Johnson Matthey scientists will report on a variety of alternatives to mercury catalysts for polyester-based elastomers, while Chemtura representatives explain their unique, one-component urethane system for elastomers used abrasion-resistant coatings, for example. epw"