LONDON & MAASTRICHT, The Netherlands--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Organisers of UTECH Europe 2015 polyurethanes event have announced full details of its comprehensive three-day conference taking place April 14-16, 2015 at the MECC, Maastricht, The Netherlands. Featuring over 90 detailed technical papers delivered in a total of 11 sessions, the conference will cover the latest developments in the world of polyurethanes and reveal unique insights into the global market.
Frank Grunert president of ISOPA and regional head of polyurethanes at Bayer MaterialScience will deliver the welcome address ahead of the keynotes from Tony Hankins, president of Huntsman Polyurethanes and Soichi Inoue CEO of Inoac.
Two highlights from the conference’s plenary session looking at key strategic and market developments are Hassan Baalbaki, Vice President, Baalbaki Group who will present his Outlook for the PU Industry in the Middle East and Robert Outram, associate director at IAL Consultants, who will give the conference’s strategic business review. Among other highlights will be a groundbreaking paper by Galen J. Suppes of the University of Missouri on computer modelling of polyurethane formulations in the conference’s science session.
The three-day conference programme includes sessions covering all areas of the polyurethanes industry including markets, the latest developments in polyurethane science, and innovation in materials and machinery.
Sustainability and the use of renewable resources remain a key focus, with no less than 11 papers devoted to the subject on the conference’s first day. Further sessions are devoted to the diverse applications of polyurethanes including the automotive market, flexible foams, energy efficient rigid foams, and CASE (coatings, adhesives, sealants and elastomers). Among topics covered in a special ISOPA session will be REACH and fire safety. Klaus Breuer of PDA Europe will introduce the conference’s polyureas session.
Representatives of all the industry’s major players are due to present including senior researchers and executives from Huntsman, Dow, Bayer MaterialScience, Wanhua BorsodChem, BASF, Du Pont, Shell Chemicals, Momentive and Evonik Industries.
Anyone wishing to book a place at the UTECH Europe 2015 conference or to register in advance for the free entry to the exhibition can now do so online at www.utecheurope.eu . Early conference bookings receive a generous discount on the cost whether attending for one, two or all three days.
Set to be the biggest ever staged, the UTECH Europe 2015 exhibition and conference offers materials specialists the perfect opportunity to see global advancements in polyurethane technology including all the latest products, formulations and machines.
When event was last held in 2012 over 3,500 visitors came from more than 86 different countries worldwide, figures that are expected to be exceeded for the 2015 event.
For more information on exhibiting at or visiting the exhibition, sponsoring the event or booking a delegate place at the conference visit the event website at: www.utecheurope.eu.
About UTECH Europe 2015:
Held at the MECC in Maastricht, where The Netherlands, Germany and Belgium meet, UTECH Europe 2015 is uniquely placed as the only truly international exhibition and conference for the polyurethanes industry. Unique to Europe is the sheer breadth of the applications of polyurethanes technology. From tiny medical devices to the roof insulation of the highest skyscrapers, polyurethane-based product applications are wide and varied. In 2012 UTECH Europe attracted over 6,500 attendees from 86 countries and the sector is predicted to grow rapidly in the coming years.