Amsterdam, the Netherlands - SusPolyUrethane 2013 conference will outline ways that the polyurethane industry can improve its sustainability.
The event opens with a keynote paper from Jorg Palmersheim, secretary general of ISOPA (the European Isocyanate and Polyol Producers Association), in which he will detail issues facing the industry and underlining the strong contributions to improved sustainability that it is already making. He will also address advances that need to be made to meet the demands of regulators and governments around the world.
Other first day highlights include presentations from specialists from North America and across Europe including Prof Ramani Narayan from the Biobased Materials Research Group at Michigan State University and Dr Minh Tan Ton-That, National Research Council of Canada.
Natural oil polyol manufacturers will outline their latest developments after a paper by Phil Sarnacke, plastics commercialisation manager with the US United Soybean Board.
Day two opens with a presentation by Gesa Behnken of Bayer Material Science, followed by Cristophe Ponce and Rafael Camargo of Huntsman Polyurethanes in Belgium. Other speakers from Dow and Croda will explain how these newer raw materials can be used in flexible and rigid foams, footwear, coatings and automotive applications.
The meeting is to be held in Amsterdam on 7-8 May 2013. The conference organised by Crain Communications the publisher of Urethanes Technology International will be held in the Movenpick Hotel, Amsterdam City Centre.