Amsterdam, the Netherlands — A strong line-up of speakers has assembled for the two-day UTECH Congress conference on the future of polyurethane in automotive applications to be held here on 12-13 October.
High profile speakers including Justin Cox, director of global production at LMC automotive and Max Erich, senior economist at ING economics department will set the tone with keynote papers addressing the outlook for the automotive industry.
Cox will address questions about who is up, who is down, who is winning and losing in the European light vehicle production marke. The disruptive challenge posed by electric cars and what they could mean for polyurethane components in the coming years will be discussed by Erich
A highlight of the first day will be papers from BASF, Dow, Addivant, Milliken and others devoted with solutions to help improve interior air quality and meet new emission standards.
On the second day the focus is on under the hood with hood liners, and impact materials along with bio-based materials starting late in the morning and running into the afternoon sessions with papers from Elevance, Cray Valley, Jiahua, Reverdia and Croda.
Other papers to look out for will be Joop Kosters who will help automotive component suppliers decide if they should self-formulate or not, while also on the second day, Milan Listik, of Peterka Partners will look at regulation in the sector.
Full details of the event which will be held at the Hotel Novotel Amsterdam City, can be found here at the Congress website.