Loudon, Tennessee -- According to a newsletter from the US Polyurethane Foam Association (PFA), the amount of flexible polyurethane foam poured in the US over the first six months of 2010 rose by more than 30 percent compared with the same period in 2009.
"This level of improvement is encouraging; however, the US flexible polyurethane foam (FPF) industry provides plenty of opportunity for additional growth," the PFA notes, adding that FPF production volume has only returned to early 2008 levels.
* The PFA also says that 3 Sept is the deadline for submitting requests for technical presentations for its 3-4 Nov 2010 Polyurethane Foam Association (PFA) Technical Program.
The PFA wants technical papers summarising recent research and product developments in processing flexible polyurethane foam, innovations in formulation, and foam-production technology. It also encourages papers on product sustainability and environmental issues that may affect flexible polyurethane foam production or specification.
"Papers must have a non-sales focus and specifically address topics related to slabstock or molded flexible polyurethane foam production in North America," the association says.
A maximum of eight presentations, 30 minutes in length, will be made at the meeting. A short summary of the content must be submitted with your request to make a presentation.
In the first instance potential speakers should send an abstract to Bob Luedeka ([email protected]).