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2017 Polyurethanes Technical Conference

 

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  • Sunday, October 1, 2017
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    Registration & Information

    8:00 AM  -  6:00 PM
    Registration & Information Desk Open
     

    Professional Development Program

    9:00 AM  -  1:00 PM
    PU 101: Polyurethane Chemistry
     Optional  Closed 
    9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM
    PU 104A: Polyurethane Adhesives & Sealants
     Optional  Closed 
    9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM
    PU 105: Polyurethane Process Equipment
     Optional  Closed 
     

    Registration & Information

    12:00 PM  -  6:00 PM
    Press Room Open
     

    Pre-Conference Workshop

    2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM
    Introduction to Environment, Health & Safety Issues Relative to Diisocyantes

    To be successful in today’s polyurethane industry, professionals must understand the fundamentals of regulation related to EHS topics relevant to diisocyanates (i.e., MDI, TDI, HDI, IPDI, and HMDI). This course is developed for professionals who have a desire to understand the fundamental concepts of EHS regulations, industrial hygiene, toxicology, medical surveillance and exposure controls.
     
    View the EH&S Workshop Outline

  • Monday, October 2, 2017
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    Registration & Information

    8:00 AM  -  6:00 PM
    Press Room Open
    8:00 AM  -  6:00 PM
    Registration & Information Desk Open
     

    Conference Activities

    9:00 AM  -  12:00 PM
    Opening Session
    • Welcome Address, Lee Salamone, American Chemistry Council Center for the Polyurethanes Industry
    • Polyurethane Technical Conference, Melissa Rose, Dow
    • CPI Chairman's Remarks, Keith Day, Hunstman International LLC
    • Presentation of Innovation Award Finalists
    • Keynote Introduction, Juan Carlos Ordonez, BASF Corporation
    • Keynote Address, Dr. Mahzarin Banaji

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    Professional Development Program

    9:00 AM  -  1:00 PM
    PU 102A: Flexible Polyurethane Foam Market Overview
     Optional  Closed 
    9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM
    PU 104B: Polyurethane Coatings & Elastomers
     Optional  Closed 
     

    Conference Activities

    11:00 AM  -  5:00 PM
    Poster Session
    11:00 AM  -  5:00 PM
    Refreshment Breaks
    11:00 AM  -  5:00 PM
    Table Top Exhibits
    12:00 PM  -  1:30 PM
    Diversity and Inclusion Workshop with Dr. Banaji
    Following Monday’s Keynote Address, join Dr. Banaji for an interactive workshop on diversity and inclusion. Dr. Banaji will share information on best practices, what is working, and what other companies have done in the past to address diversity concerns. The workshop is meant to explore key issues, help companies plan a course of action to further distinguish the polyurethanes industry, enable member companies and audience members to attract, develop, and retain key talent and drive innovation.
     
    There are limited number of seats. Click here to send us an email requesting your spot.
    *This session is closed to the press.
     

    Professional Development Program

    1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM
    PU 100: Introduction to the Polyurethane Industry
     Optional  Closed 
     

    Breakout Session 1

    2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM
    EH&S

    Sponsored by:

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    This EH&S session will highlight key ongoing research into correlating industrial hygiene monitoring with laboratory testing to predict exposure as well as some recommendations for continued safe practices.. In the first paper the author describes how spray foam components were monitored using unique techniques to lower the limits of detection and compared against laboratory chamber tests with interesting results. The second paper presentation will discuss the status of research, method development, and validation of the current ASTM D22.05 on Indoor Air to measure SPF emissions using a chamber test method. The next presentation, answers the question of numerous customers about PPE resistance to Spray Polyurethane Foam and particles. The next presentation reports on a study that characterized exposures during SPF application and assess the adequacy of the current work practices and PPE. The last presentation will describe the importance of medical surveillance of new and existing employees as a key factor in reducing the incidence of occupational asthma.

    2:00 PM

    Moderator Opening Remarks
     

    2:05 PM

    An Indoor Air Quality Evaluation in a Residential Retrofit Project Using Spray Polyurethane Foam

    Shen Tian, Covestro LLC

    Scott Ecoff, Covestro LLC

    John Sebroski, Covestro LLC

    Jason Miller, Covestro LLC

    Harold Rickenbacker, University of Pittsburgh

    Melissa Bilec, University of Pittsburgh
     

    2:30 PM

    Developing a Consensus Target List of Compounds for Measuring Emissions from SPF using Micro-Scale Chambers and Evaluating a Key Input Parameter (C0) for Estimating Emissions and Fate Modeling

    John Sebroski, Covestro LLC

    Diana Kelley, Covestro LLC
     

    3:00 PM

    Investigation of Protective Clothing Resistance to MDI Penetration from Spray Polyurethane Foam (SPF) Overspray

    Scott Ecoff, Covestro LLC

    Jason Miller, Covestro LLC

    Shen Tian, Covestro LLC

    Karen Mattson, Covestro LLC
     

    3:30 PM

    Break
     

    4:00 PM

    Assessment and Control of Exposures to Isocyanates During SPF Applications

    Anila Bello, University of Massachusetts Lowell

    Yalong Xue, University of Massachusetts Lowell

    Rebecca Gore, University of Massachusetts Lowell

    Susan Woskie, University of Massachusetts Lowell

    Dhimiter Bello, University of Massachusetts Lowell
     

    4:30 PM

    Medical Surveillance Practices for Potential Diisocyanate Exposure

    Cynthia Graham, Huntsman International LLC

    2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM
    Energy Efficient Rigid Foams

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    The session will begin with a discussion on technological advancements for improving energy efficiency in rigid foams. This session will start with several papers discussing the use of 4th generation blowing agents to achieve energy efficiency in cold chain and construction applications. The final two papers will discuss additives that optimize the performance of 4th generation blowing agents.

    2:00 PM

    Moderator Opening Remarks
     

    2:05 PM

    Opteon™ 1100: Cold Chain Application DevelopmentsSaadat Ata, The Chemours Company

    Ernest Wysong,The Chemours Company

    George William Cauley IV, The Chemours Company

    James Lee, The Chemours Company
     

    2:30 PM

    Effects of Forane® FBA 1233zd/pentane Blends on the Performance and Properties of a Polyisocyanurate Foam System

    Joseph Costa, Arkema Inc.

    Ben Chen, Arkema Inc.

    Laurent Abbas, Arkema Inc.

    Lucy Clarkson, Arkema Inc.
     

    3:00 PM

    Opteon™ 1150: A New Environmentally Friendly Foam Blowing Agent

    Ernest Wysong, The Chemours Company

    Saadat Ata, The Chemours Company

    George Cauley, The Chemours Company

    James Tocyloski, The Chemours Company
     

    3:30 PM

    Break
     

    4:00 PM

    Optimizing Surfactant Structure for Appliance Foam System Stability and Performance

    Simon Toth, Dow

    Weston Tulloch, Dow

    2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM
    Flexible Foams

    Sponsored by:

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    The session will begin with a discussion on innovations in the flexible foam industry. The first speaker will showcase new developments in flame retardants, with a focus on automotive applications. The next presenter will highlight advances in sustainable fillers to enhance acoustical properties. After the break, attendees will learn about new developments using CO2 based polyols. The next paper will discuss formulation and processing improvements to reduce emissions in viscoelastic foam. The session will conclude with a presentation on an additive which stabilizes particle dispersions in polyols providing multiple benefits to the manufacturing process.

    2:00 PM

    Moderator Opening Remarks
     

    2:05 PM

    New Flame Retardant Solutions for Flexible PU Foams for Automotive Applications

    Heiko Tebbe, LANXESS Deutschland GmbH

    Joe Egan, LANXESS Corporation
     

    2:30 PM

    Polyurethane Rubber Composites using MicroDyne™ Rubber Powder (MRP) for Acoustical Properties and Sustainability

    Ian Wheeler, Lehigh Technologies

    Tom Rosenmayer, Lehigh Technologies
     

    3:00 PM

    Benefits of Converge CO2-based Polyols in Flexible Foam Applications

    Michael Nagridge, Aramco Performance Materials

    Chris Fordice, Aramco Performance Materials

    Kimberly Jaskula, Aramco Performance Materials
     

    3:30 PM

    Break
     

    4:00 PM

    High Airflow Viscoelastic Polyurethane Foams With Reduced Amine Emissions That Pass CertiPUR-US®

    John Hayes, Covestro LLC

    Susan McVey, Covestro LLC
     

    4:30 PM

    Improved Processing of Particles in Flexible PU Foam Formulations

    Udo Banseberg, Evonik Corporation

    Michael Krebs, Evonik Corporation

    Jane Kniss, Evonik Corporation

    Robert Borgogelli, Evonik Corporation

    Jackson Su, Evonik Corporation

    Gary Ren, Evonik Corporation

     

    Conference Activities

    6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM
    Industry Reception

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    Industry Reception

  • Tuesday, October 3, 2017
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    8:30 AM  -  5:00 PM
    Press Room Open
     

    Registration & Information

    8:30 AM  -  5:00 PM
    Registration & Information Desk Open
     

    Breakout Session 2

    9:00 AM  -  12:00 PM
    CASE

    Sponsored by:

    Evonik_logo


    The session will begin with a discussion on novel aliphatic carbodiimides. This will be followed by information on solid thin film polyurea systems. After the break, attendees will learn about two-component polyurethane coating systems for automotive and electronic applications. This will be followed by a presentation on TPU formulations with polypheneylene ether polyols. The next paper will discuss an update on critical and necessary regulatory changes in the realm of blowing agents/propellants.

    9:00 AM

    Moderator Opening Remarks
     

    9:05 AM

    Novel Aliphatic Polycarbodiimide Based on Bio-based 1,5-Pentamethylene Diisocyanate (STABiO™ PDI™)

    Hirokazu Morita, Mitsui & Co. (USA), Inc.

    Tatsuya Yamashita, Mitsui & Co. (USA), Inc.

    Toshihiko Nakagawa, Mitsui & Co. (USA), Inc.

    Satoshi Yamasaki, Mitsui & Co. (USA), Inc.
     

    9:30 AM

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    100% Solid Aliphatic Thin Film Polyurea System

    Elaheh Khani, Line-X Franchise Development Corp.

    Terry Pe, Line-X Franchise Development Corp.
     

    10:00 AM

    Development of Chemical Resistant Two-Component Polyurethane Coating System Characterized by a Polycarbonate-Based Polyurethane Polyol

    Kenji Horiguchi, TOSOH Corporation

    Takaki Jono, TOSOH Corporation

    Teppei Saitou, TOSOH Corporation
     

    10:30 AM

    Break
     

    11:00 AM

    Thermoplastic Polyurethanes Containing Hydrophobic Polyphenylene Ether Polyols

    Edward Peters, SABIC
     

    11:30 AM

    HFO-Blown Polyurethane Spray Foam (SPF) Adhesives: An Initial Approach

    Mojee Cline, ICP Adhesives & Sealants, Inc.

    Andrew Shinko, ICP Adhesives & Sealants, Inc.

    9:00 AM  -  12:00 PM
    Chemistry I

    Sponsored by:

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    The session will begin with a discussion on long term studies into urethane deformulation. The third paper will cover ACOMP, an automated system used to measure the macromolecular properties of polymers during urethane polymerization. After the break the next presentation will demonstrate predictive modelling related to filling complex cavities with urethane foam. The session will conclude with a description of high throughput methodology on rigid urethane formulations.

    9:00 AM

    Moderator Opening Remarks
     

    9:05 AM

    Twenty Years of Urethane Deformulations

    Michael Sims, Monument Chemical
     

    9:30 AM

    Predicting Filling Effects for Complex Cavities Utilizing Urethane Foaming Simulation Methods

    Marios Lambi, BASF Corporation

    James McGuire, BASF Corporation
     

    10:00 AM

    A Method for Monitoring the Step Growth Polymerization of Polyurethane from Isophorone Diisocyanate and Ethylene Glycol

    Natalie Leonardi, Advanced Polymer Monitoring Technologies

    Harrison Rahn, Advanced Polymer Monitoring Technologies

    Nurettin Sahiner, Advanced Polymer Monitoring Technologies

    Wayne Reed, Advanced Polymer Monitoring Technologies
     

    10:30 AM

    Break
     

    11:00 AM

    Advancing Polyol Formulation Development for Rigid Foams Using High Throughput Research Techniques

    Michael Tate, Dow

    Phil Athey, Dow

    Tom Kalantar, Dow

    Carol Lyons-Bell, Dow

    Sara Ouellette, Dow

    Briana Moe, Dow
     

    9:00 AM  -  12:00 PM
    Construction

    Sponsored by:

    BASF_logo


    The session will begin with a discussion on formulation components and techniques to improve the performance of rigid PU and PIR foam used in a variety of construction applications. The first paper will discuss innovative wood binder technology that combine physical property and insulation benefits. Two papers will discuss novel renewable polyester polyols for use in rigid foam construction applications. The next paper will discuss additives to enhance the quality of PIR foams. The final paper will discuss formulation techniques to improve low temperature insulation performance of PIR boards.

    9:00 AM

    Moderator Opening Remarks
     

    9:05 AM

    Emulsifiable MDI Binder in Wood Fiber Insulation Boards Comprising Aerogel Particles

    Thomas Joncheray, Huntsman International LLC

    Jake Entwistle, The University of Sheffield

    Jan Vandenbroeck, Huntsman International LLC
     

    9:30 AM

    Flame Retardant Characteristics of Recycled and Lignin-Based PET Polyols for Rigid Foam Applications

    Kevin Rogers, Resinate Materials Group, Inc.

    Shakti Mukerjee, Resinate Materials Group, Inc.

    Joshua Cupp, Resinate Materials Group, Inc.

    Rick Tabor, Resinate Materials Group, Inc.
     

    10:00 AM

    Additives for Improved Cure and Durability of Polyisocyanurate (PIR) Rigid Foams used in Metal Panels

    Kiran Ravoori, Momentive Performance Materials, Inc.

    Justin He, Momentive Performance Materials, Inc.

    Pierre Chaffanjon, Momentive Performance Materials GmbH
     

    10:30 AM

    Break
     

    11:00 AM

    Low Temperature Thermal Performance of Polyisocyanurate Insulation

    Sachchida Singh, Huntsman International LLC

    Paul Coleman, Huntsman International LLC

    Meredith Gregory, Huntsman International LLC

    Kristof Dedecker, Huntsman International LLC
     

    9:00 AM  -  12:00 PM
    Global VOC Panel I

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    The challenges facing the global automotive industry towards achieving harmonized global (Volatile Organic Compounds) VOC standards that allow for accuracy, speed, consistency of analysis continue to challenge the industry.

    In this Global Industry Issue session, a panel of internationally active experts from the Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM), academia, and Euro-Moulders will discuss recent advances towards the global harmonization of the automotive interior VOC standards, present new legislative changes, provide an overview of the many conferences and efforts organized to address this important issue. The expert panel will also participate in meaningful discussions with the attendees to answer questions.

    9:00 AM

    Moderator Opening Remarks
     

    Introduction

    Kelly Kiszka, Dow
     

    VIAQ Test Methods and Regulatory Compliance

    Mark Polster, Ford Motor Company
     

    Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) VOC Testing Methodology

    Jason Stark, Toyota Motor Company
     

    10:30 AM

    Break
     

    Moulded PU Foam and VOC Specifications: An Update from Europe

    Michel Baumgartner, Euromolders
     

    Modeling Interior Air Quality in Passenger Vehicles

    Gavin Edwards, Eastern Michigan University
     

    Molded Foam Industry Panel VOC Workgroup Aldehyde Emissions Study

    John Sebroski, Covestro LLC

     

    Conference Activities

    9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM
    Poster Session
    9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM
    Refreshment Breaks
    9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM
    Table Top Exhibits
     

    Professional Development Program

    9:00 AM  -  1:00 PM
    PU 201: Polyurethane Ram Materials, Testing, Specifications, and Porformance: The Myth and the Magic
     Optional  Closed 
    1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM
    PU 102B: Rigid Polyurethane Foam Market Overview
     Optional  Closed 
     

    Breakout Session 3

    2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM
    CASE Renewables

    The session will begin with information on solid thin film polyurea systems. This will be followed by information on two-component polyurethane coating systems for automotive and electronic applications and then a presentation on TPU formulations with polypheneylene ether polyols. After the break, attendees will receive an update on critical and necessary regulatory changes in the realm of blowing agents / propellants. The session will conclude with a presentation about spidersilk fibers and the mechanical characteristics of their versatility.

    2:00 PM

    Moderator Opening Remarks
     

    2:05 PM

    Cardanols as a Versatile Tool for 1K and 2K Polyurethane Systems: Non-Toxic Isocyanate Blocking Agent and Minimization of Moisture Sensitivity

    Yun Mi Kim, Cardolite Corporation

    James Zhao, Cardolite Corporation

    Pietro Campaner, AEP Polymers arl
     

    2:30 PM

    Azelate Polyols Engineered to Achieve Performance and Sustainability Objectives

    Mark Anater, Emery Oleochemicals

    Eric Geiger, Emery Oleochemicals
     

    3:00 PM

    Structure-Property Relationships of Thermoplastic Polyurethanes from Bio- Based C18 Polyester Polyols

    Yanzhao Wang, Elevance Renewable Sciences

    Paul Bertin, Elevance Renewable Sciences

    Aisa Sendijarevic, Troy Polymers, Inc.
     

    3:30 PM

    Break
     

    4:00 PM

    Novel MDI Prepolymers for Footwear Applications Containing Blowing Agents with Low Global Warming Potential

    Audreana Gallegos, Huntsman International LLC

    Carlos Faraon, Huntsman International LLC

    Rafael Camargo, Huntsman International LLC

    Daniel Rosenvasser, Huntsman International LLC
     

    4:30 PM

    Enhancing Polyurethane Toughness with Spidersilk Fibers

    Haim Meir Gilad, Seevix Material Sciences Ltd.

    Shmulik Ittah, Seevix Material Sciences Ltd.

    Alon Meir, Seevix Material Sciences Ltd.

    2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM
    Chemistry II

    The session will begin with a discussion on tunable catalyst system for incorporating CO2 into polyether polyols. The next paper will include a discussion on polyol properties and potential applications. After the break, a bio-based route to new polyols based on trans-farnesene will be discussed. The session will conclude with a presentation on adsorbent based polyether polyol purification process.

    2:00 PM

    Moderator Opening Remarks
     

    2:05 PM

    Catalytically Tuned Incorporation of Carbon Dioxide to Produce a Range of Diverse Polyols

    Michael Kember, Econic Technologies Ltd.

    Rakib Kabir, Econic Technologies Ltd.

    Sarah Tickle, Econic Technologies Ltd.

    Richard French, Econic Technologies Ltd.
     

    2:30 PM

    Performance Advancements in Waterborne PUD Coatings from CO2 Based Polyether Carbonate Polyols

    Rulande Rutgers, Econic Technologies Ltd.

    Sarah Tickle, Econic Technologies Ltd.

    Mark Andrews, Econic Technologies Ltd.

    Richard French, Econic Technologies Ltd.
     

    3:00 PM

    Introduction to Farnesene Based Polyols

    Herbert Chao, TOTAL Cray Valley

    Nan Tian, TOTAL Cray Valley

    Tomas Trnka, Cray Valley Czech

    Steve Henning, TOTAL Cray Valley
     

    3:30 PM

    Break
     

    4:00 PM

    Purification of Polyols by Adsorption on Synthetic Magnesium Silicate

    Andrey Bagreev, The Dallas Group of America, Inc.

    George Hicks, The Dallas Group of America, Inc.
     

    2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM
    Global VOC Panel II

    The relentless efforts of the polyurethane chemical suppliers continue with vigor to reduce or eliminate the presence or emission of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs). In this session, international chemical manufacturers of polyols, isocyanates, surfactants, catalysts, and other additives will be presenting the advances that have been made recently by each supplier to reduce or eliminate the emission of VOC from automotive polyurethane interior parts. The brief presentations of the industry panel will followed by interactive discussion with the attendees.

    2:00 PM

    Moderator Opening Remarks
     

    Aldehyde Emissions from Flexible Molded Foam

    Stephan Wendel, Evonik Corporation
     

    Aldehyde Generation in Amine Catalysts During Storage

    Katsumi Tokumoto, TOSOH Corporation
     

    Global Efforts on Reducing the Acetaldehyde Emission Emitting from PU Foam

    Frank Rodriguez, Huntsman International LLC
     

    Product Emission Measurements for Automotive Applications

    Jennifer Holtz, BASF Corporation
     

    3:30 PM

    Break
     

    Odor and Emissions Reduction Through Unique Stabilization and Scavenger Technology

    Mark Ragsdale, Milliken Chemical, A Division ofMilliken & Company
     

    Reducing Emissions with Innovative Flame Retardants

    Heiko Tebbe, LANXESS Corporation
     

    Low Emissive Antioxidants for Slabstock Polyol Stabilization

    Thomas Hopfmann, Addivant
     

    Strategies and Methods to Reduce Volatile Emissions in Polyether Foams

    Alberto Melle, Momentive Performance Materials Inc.
     

    Modeling Interior Air Quality in Passenger Vehicles

    Henri Mispreuve, Foam Partner
     

    Low VOC Surfactant Technology

    Pete Vert, Dow Corning Corporation

    2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM
    Topics in Chemical Management

    This session focuses on several still unfolding areas of chemical management. The first speaker will address continuing legislation and regulatory developments at the federal and state levels regarding flame retardant chemicals. The second speaker will focus on Federal Trade Commission requirements that manufactures and producers should keep in mind when making “Green Marketing” claims. The third speaker will highlight how risk management under the reformed TSCA may affect the polyurethanes industry.

    2:00 PM

    Moderator Opening Remarks
     

    2:05 PM

    The Regulatory Status of Flame Retardants: 2017 Update

    Jay West, American Chemistry Council

    Robert Simon, American Chemistry Council
     

    2:30 PM

    Green Marketing and Polyurethanes: Considering Content Claims for Polyurethane Products

    Richard Starr, American Chemistry Council
     

    3:00 PM

    Lautenberg Chemical Safety Act: What’s Happened, What’s Next and How to Stay Abreast

    Richard Starr, American Chemistry Council
     

    3:30 PM

    Break
     

    4:00 PM

    Interface of Product Stewardship with Green Building Certification Systems - A Case Study

    Lisa Marie Nespoli, Covestro, LLC
     

    4:30 PM

    Regulatory Impacts of the Lautenberg Chemical Safety Act- an Evonik Perspective from 2017 Forward

    Catherine Croke, Evonik Corporation

  • Wednesday, October 4, 2017
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    Registration & Information

    7:30 AM  -  10:00 AM
    Press Room Open
    7:30 AM  -  10:00 AM
    Registration & Information Desk Open
     

    Breakout Session 4

    8:00 AM  -  11:00 AM
    Automotive

    Sponsored by:

    Evonik_logo
     

    The session will begin with a discussion on validating micro-scale chambers for screening emissions. This will be followed by a paper discussing non-fugitive amine additives to meet VDA 278 requirements. The next paper will illustrate amine-free and solvent free packages to help meet Vehicle Interior Air Quality (VIAQ) standards. The following paper will present a novel polyol that helps reduce aldehyde emissions. We will conclude the session with a paper on additional new polyol that helps reduce the total VOCs and aldehyde emissions while providing improved physical properties.

    8:00 AM

    Moderator Opening Remarks
     

    8:05 AM

    How to Validate Micro-Scale Chambers for Compliance with Standard Methods for Testing of Materials Used In Vehicles and Indoors

    Caroline Widdowson, Markes International Ltd.

    Nicola Watson, Markes International Ltd.
     

    8:30 AM

    Non-Fugitive Additives For Flexible Molded Polyurethane Foams With No Contributions To Emission And Odor

    Stephan Wendel, Evonik Specialty Chemicals GmbH

    Torsten Panitzsch, Evonik Specialty Chemicals GmbH

    Juan Burdeniuc, Evonik Corporation

    Eva Emmrich-Smolczyk, Evonik Industries AG

    Mladen Vidakovic, Evonik Industries AG
     

    9:00 AM

    Irgastab® PUR 70: Novel Anti-Scorch Package for Polyol & PU Foams Significantly Reducing Emissions in Automotive Interior

    Cinzia Tartarini, BASF Italia SpA

    Gregor Huber, BASF Schweiz AG

    Jason Yuan, BASF Advanced Chemicals Co. Ltd., P.R. China
     

    9:30 AM

    Break
     

    10:00 AM

    The Newly Developed Low-VOC Polyol for Flexible Molded Foam

    Erika Nobukuni, Sanyo Chemical Industries Ltd.

    Takashi Yabuta, Sanyo Chemical Industries Ltd.

    Yoshitsugu Matsushita, Sanyo Chemical Industries Ltd.

    Shunsuke Kinoshita, Sanyo Chemical Industries Ltd.
     

    10:30 AM

    Novel Polyol and Systems for VOC Reduction

    Kazuto Usaka, Mitsui & Co. (USA), Inc. & SKC Polyurethanes Inc.

    Sungho Lee, Mitsui & Co. (USA), Inc. & SKC Polyurethanes Inc.

    Yusuke Maruoka, Mitsui & Co. (USA), Inc. & SKC Polyurethanes Inc.

    Sora Bang, Mitsui & Co. (USA), Inc. & SKC Polyurethanes Inc.

    Changha Park, Mitsui & Co. (USA), Inc. & SKC Polyurethanes Inc.

    Shinsuke Matsumoto, Mitsui & Co. (USA), Inc. & SKC Polyurethanes Inc.

    8:00 AM  -  11:00 AM
    Regulatory Roundtable

    Polyurethanes and the raw materials that are used to manufacture them continue to be of interest to global regulators at all levels. This session will highlight some of the authorities, programs and regulatory pressures facing the industry. Speakers will cover the progress of the European REACH regulation, Canada’¬s progress under their Chemicals Management Plan (CMP), topics of interest to the California's Safer Consumer Product regulations (DTSC), along with an update from EPA on the Significant New Alternatives Program (SNAP) developments.

    8:00 AM

    Moderator Opening Remarks
     

    8:05 AM

    European Chemical Regulation REACHRegulatory Update on Diisocyanates

    Jorg Palmersheim, ISOPA
     

    8:45 AM

    California Safer Consumer Products Program Update

    Karl Palmer, Cal EPA/Department of Toxic Substances Control
     

    9:30 AM

    Break
     

    10:00 AM

    EPA’s Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) - Regulatory Update on Blowing Agents (EPA)

    Margaret Sheppard, EPA
     

    8:00 AM  -  11:00 AM
    Spray Foam

    Sponsored by:

    SOLVAY


    The session will begin with a discussion on several aspects of both open and closed cell polyurethane spray foam. The first paper in this session will focus on additive technology to either reduce emissions from open cell spray foam or improve stability of closed cell spray foam formulations. The next paper will focus on optimization of the use of 4th generation blowing agents in closed cell spray foam. The final paper will discuss combining quantitative risk assessments with a Life Cycle Analysis (LCA), enhancing the specificity and credibility of the analysis.

    8:00 AM

    Moderator Opening Remarks
     

    8:05 AM

    Pairing Surfactants with Non-Emissive Catalysts for Low Density Open Cell Spray Foam Systems

    Irene Hsu, Evonik Corporation

    Tim Miller, Evonik Corporation

    Jim Tobias, Evonik Corporation

    Jean Vincent, Evonik Corporation

    Wiley Rowe, Evonik Corporation
     

    8:30 AM

    Opteon™ 1100: Continued Advancements in Spray Polyurethane Foam Applications

    Ernest Wysong, The Chemours Company

    James Lee, The Chemours Company

    Bruce Hitchens, The Chemours Company

    James Tocyloski, The Chemours Company
     

    9:00 AM

    Merging Quantitative Risk Assessment Results into An SPF LCA

    George Thompson, Chemical Compliance Systems, Inc.

    Rebecca LeBlanc, Icaresource
     

    9:30 AM

    Break
     

    10:00 AM

    Novel Bismuth Carboxylate Catalysts with Good Hydrolytic Stability and HFO Compatibility

    John Florio, King Industries

    Ravi Ravichandran, King Industries

    C. Dylan Thomas, King Industries

    David Switala, King Industries
     

    10:30 AM

    Hydrolytically Stable Bismuth Catalysts - Extended Shelf Life and Performance Studies

    Nathan Eckert, The Shepherd Chemical Company

    Robert Hart, The Shepherd Chemical Company

    Nickie Norton, The Shepherd Chemical Company

     

    Conference Activities

    8:00 AM  -  10:30 AM
    Poster Session
    8:00 AM  -  10:30 AM
    Refreshment Breaks
    8:00 AM  -  10:30 AM
    Table Top Exhibits
     

    Professional Development Program

    9:00 AM  -  1:00 PM
    PU 204: Physical Testing of Polyurethane Foams
     Optional  Closed 
     

    Conference Activities

    11:30 AM  -  1:00 PM
    Closing Session
    • Awards Luncheon
    • 2016 End-Use Market Survey on the Polyurethanes Industry ain the US, Canada and Mexico, Helen Harker, IAL Consultants
    • Conference Highlights nad Presentation of Awards, Melissa Rose, Dow
    • 2018 Polyurethanes Technical Conference, Laura Schreiner, Stepan Company

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