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Polyurethanes 2007 Technical Conference and UTECH North America Exposition Set For September 24–26 in Orlando, Florida


Beth Crisafi :
Who: Center for the Polyurethanes Industry of the American Chemistry Council, formerly the Alliance for the Polyurethanes Industry and the UTECH organizers IPI/Crain Communications – join forces to create the inaugural Polyurethanes 2007 Technical Conference, in partnership with UTECH North America Exhibition.

o These two organizations will create a unique platform offering both exhibitors and visitors alike an outstanding opportunity to reach an audience of more than 1,200 manufacturers and processors of polyurethane-based products across all industrial sectors.

o Over 105 technical paper abstracts submitted for the Polyurethanes 2007 Technical Conference. Papers will address a wide range of market-relevant topics including automotive, furnishing and bedding, building and construction, footwear, appliance, renewable content polyols, CASE and more.

o Poster abstracts are currently being accepted and can address breakthrough technology in polyurethane markets or chemistry, developing markets such as medical or fiberboard, and product areas such as rigid foam insulation or coatings. The deadline for poster abstract submissions is May 1, 2007.

o Applications are being accepted for the 2007 Polyurethane Innovation Awards. This program recognizes the efforts and foresight of companies and individuals whose visions have brought new products to the marketplace; the three new categories include Polyurethane Chemicals, Processing Equipment and Finished Products. The deadline for submissions is 5:00 p.m. EDT on July 2, 2007.

o The Polyurethane Professional Development Program, taught by experienced industry officials and consultants, is scheduled for September 23-26, 2007 and will run concurrently with the Polyurethanes 2007 Technical Conference. The eight seminars will cover a wide range and level of polyurethane-related topics, from introductory courses for those new to polyurethane and considering using it in their end-use products, to advanced courses for those with more experience.

o To date, 90 exhibitors are registered for the UTECH North America Exhibition, organized by Netherland based Industrial Promotions International (I.P.I.) and joint organizer Crain Communications.

When: September 24-26, 2007

Where: Gaylord Palms™ Resort and Convention Center, Orlando, Fla. USA

How: For complete guidelines, deadlines and online submission forms for poster abstracts and the 2007 Polyurethane Innovation Award, visit To purchase exhibit space, visit

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Center for the Polyurethanes Industry of the American Chemistry Council promotes the sustainable growth of the polyurethane industry, consistent with the principles of Responsible Care®, by identifying and managing issues that could impact the industry, in cooperation with user groups. Its members are U.S. producers or distributors of chemicals and equipment used to make polyurethane or are manufacturers of polyurethane products.

The American Chemistry Council (ACC) represents the leading companies engaged in the business of chemistry. ACC members apply the science of chemistry to make innovative products and services that make people´s lives better, healthier and safer. ACC is committed to improved environmental, health and safety performance through Responsible Care®, common sense advocacy designed to address major public policy issues, and health and environmental research and product testing. The business of chemistry is a $635 billion enterprise and a key element of the nation´s economy. It is one of the nation’s largest exporters, accounting for ten cents out of every dollar in U.S. exports. Chemistry companies are among the largest investors in research and development. Safety and security have always been primary concerns of ACC members, and they have intensified their efforts, working closely with government agencies to improve security and to defend against any threat to the nation’s critical infrastructure.

I.P.I., based in Goor, the Netherlands, was established in 1983. Its expertise is in arranging high quality and successful events for both the construction and polymer industries with meticulous attention to detail combined with total support for exhibitors. I.P.I. organizes exhibitions in Europe, the Far East, China, North and South America.

Crain Communications, joint organizer with I.P.I. of the UTECH events, was established in 1916 and is now the largest privately owned publishing group in North America. The company created Urethanes Technology magazine in 1984 and this has since become the key communications medium for the global polyurethanes industry. Crain Communications also publishes more than 30 other titles including Plastics News, Rubber and Plastics News, European Rubber Journal, Automotive News, Advertising Age and Business Insurance.

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