London -- Leading international experts from the polyurethanes sector and its suppliers will gather in Amsterdam, 7-8 May, to discuss the latest developments in the sustainable manufacture of raw materials for the industry, at the SusPolyUrethane Conference being organised by Urethanes Technology International.
The conference will offer delegates the opportunity to understand the latest developments in the sustainable manufacture of raw materials. After a keynote presentation from the head of ISOPA, other speakers in this opening session - from Green Urethane Ltd and Michigan State University - will discuss the main issues guiding synthetic strategies in sustainable raw material manufacture.
Most of this first day's presentations will explore the use of various natural, plant and animal sources to produce sustainable polyols. The use of diverse sources such as CO, soya beans, lignin, rape-seed and other natural oils will be discussed by Oleon of France, IFS Chemicals of the UK, the National Research Council of Canada, and Novomer from the US.
Bayer MaterialScience of Germany will also contribute to these discussions, while Germany's H&S Anlagentechnik will discuss producing usable raw materials using scrap from current foam production.
The burgeoning use of biochemical routes to more defined basic building blocks for polyols will also be discussed by companies leading the work in this area, such as BioAmber of the US, Reverdia of the Netherlands, and US-based Myriant.
The second day of the SusPolyUrethane Conference will focus more sharply on the new commercial opportunities that are arising as the renewable raw materials gain acceptance. Hear about the applications making their way into products in the automotive seating, bedding footwear and coatings sectors, from companies such as Eurofoam, Huntsman Polyurethanes, Bayer MaterialScience, Dow and CoRI (Coatings Research Institute).
See the full programme visit www.polyurethanes-conferences.com/suspolyol2013/programme