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2018 Polyurethanes Technical Conference

 
 
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  • Sunday, September 30, 2018
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    Registration & Information

    8:00 AM  -  6:00 PM
    Onsite Registration
     

    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 
     

    Conference Activities

    12:00 PM  -  6:00 PM
    Press Room
  • Monday, October 1, 2018
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    Conference Activities

    8:00 AM  -  6:00 PM
    Press Room
     

    Registration & Information

    8:00 AM  -  6:00 PM
    Onsite Registration
     

    Professional Development Program

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

    Plenary Sessions

    9:30 AM  -  11:30 AM
    Opening Session
    • Welcome
      Lee Salamone, American Chemistry Council
      Center for the Polyurethanes Industry
       
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      Laura Schreiner, Stepan Company
      2018 Conference Committee Chair
       
    • CPI Chairman's Remarks
      Mike McCurrie, Stepan Company
      CPI Steering Committee Chair
       
    • Presentations
      Innovation Award Finalists
       
    • Keynote Presentation
      Jim Dickie, CSO Insights
      Co-founder, Independent Research Fellow
       

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    Conference Activities

    11:30 AM  -  5:00 PM
    Poster Session
    11:30 AM  -  5:00 PM
    Refreshment Breaks

    Complimentary refreshment service is provided during the conference in the Table Top Exhibition Hall.
     

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    11:30 AM  -  5:00 PM
    Table Top Exhibits
     

    Technical Sessions

    2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM
    Appliances

    The Appliance Session will provide updates on appliance processing improvements through new chemistries and new processing equipment. The first paper will discuss the use of Opteon™ blowing agents in cold chain applications. The second paper details the use of silicone surfactants for rigid foam formulations containing HFO blowing agents. The third paper explains fast demolding technology through new chemistries for insulation foams in appliances. The second half of the session will begin with a discussion of a more contemporary approach using a higher degree of automation in mixed production of refrigerator doors. Our session will wrap up with an explanation of the impact of Cannon processing equipment on Honeywell Solstice® liquid blowing agent appliance foam.


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    Session Organizers:
    Paul Lavallee, Arkema Inc.
    Eric Rexrode, Covestro, LLC
    John Tolley, Hennecke Inc.

     
    Moderator:
    John Tolley, Hennecke Inc.

    Vice Moderator:
    David Williams, Honeywell
     
     
    2:00 PM
     
    Moderator Opening Remarks
     
    2:05 PM
     
    Opteon™ Foam Blowing Agents Developments in Cold Chain Applications

    Harrison Musyimi, The Chemours Company
    Ernest Wysong, The Chemours Company
    Saadat Ata, The Chemours Company
    James Lee, The Chemours Company
     
    2:30 PM
     
    Silicone Surfactants for Rigid Foam Formulations Containing HFO Blowing Agents

    Noel Chang, Dow
    Rossella Riccio, Dow
    Aayush Shah, Dow
    Simon Toth, Dow
    Weston Tulloch, Dow
    James Young, Dow
     
    3:00 PM
     
    Fast Demolding Technology Via New Chemistries for Insulation Foam in Appliances
    Steve Aprahamian, Covestro LLC
    Mike Super, Covestro LLC
    Reinhard Albers, Covestro AG

     
    3:30 PM
     
    Break
     
    4:00 PM
     
    Innovative System for Producing Doors with Different Curing Times
    Robert Biondich, Hennecke GmbH
     
    4:30 PM
     
    Understanding the Impact of Cannon Processing Equipment on the Quality of Appliance Foam Made With Honeywell Solstice® Liquid Blowing Agent (LBA)
    Kristen Parks, Cannon USA
    Mary Bogdan, Honeywell
    Richard Werner, Cannon USA
    Bruce Weinheimer, Honeywell

    2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM
    Environmental, Health and Saftey Issues Part 1
    This EH&S session will highlight key regulatory issues and ongoing advocacy in the aromatic (TDI and MDI) isocyanate industry. The session’s first paper will highlight Federal, State and Canadian Provincial advocacy and how manufacturers are communicating to the downstream industries. The next paper will report on the industry’s 5-year study with the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) in the TDI production plants looking at the incidence of occupational asthma. Continuing with a discussion of health effects from TDI, an evaluation of thresholds for respiratory effects will also be considered. The last presentation pulls together many of the issues raised in the previous two papers and focuses on concerns related to the rationale used in the recent American Council of Governmental Industrial Hygienists’ (ACGIH) decision to lower the TDI TLV.

    Session Organizers:
    William Robert, BASF Corporation
    Cynthia Graham, Huntsman Corporation

     
    Moderator:
    William Robert, BASF Corporation

    Vice Moderator:
    Cynthia Graham, Huntsman Corporation
     
     
    2:00 PM
     
    Moderator Opening Remarks
     
    2:05 PM
     
    American Chemistry Council's Diisocyanates Panel Update

    Timothy Feeley, Covestro LLC
    Sahar Osman-Sypher, American Chemistry Council
     
    2:30 PM
     
    Industry-wide Longitudinal Study of Toluene Diisocyanate (TDI) Exposure and the Incidence of Occupational Asthma in the Production Environment

    Patrick Conner, BASF Corporation (retired)
     
    3:00 PM
     
    Evaluation of Thresholds for Respiratory Effects of Toluene Diisocyanate
    Julie Goodman, Gradient Corporation
    Heather Lynch, Gradient Corporation
    Robyn Prueitt, Gradient Corporation
     
    3:30 PM
     
    Break
     
    4:00 PM
     
    Diisocyanates Panel Perspective: Evaluation of ACGIH Decision to Lower TDI TLVs
    Timothy Feeley, Covestro LLC
    Sahar Osman-Sypher, American Chemistry Council
     
    4:30 PM
     
    ACC OSHA Alliance Update
    Tom Bosley, Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA)

    2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM
    Flexible Foams
    The flexible foam session will cover technologies ranging from new processing innovations to novel chemistry advances. The first paper will introduce the latest developments in high pressure mixhead technology. The 2nd paper discusses a new catalyst to reduce the unsaturation levels of polyols for improved durability and comfort. The next paper will present new sustainable chemistry for viscoelastic foam that improves mechanical properties. The final paper introduces a low GWP HFO blowing agent for integral skin applications.
     

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    Session Organizers:
    Todd Bates, Huntsman International LLC
     
    Moderator:
    Dan Schuler, Chem-Trend L.P.

    Vice Moderator:
    Manjal Patel, ICL-IP America, Inc.
     
     
    2:00 PM
     
    Moderator Opening Remarks
     
    2:05 PM
     
    The Evolution of Cannon Custom-Made High-Pressure Mixing Heads for the Most Demanding Polyurethane Manufacturing Applications

    Andrea Bartolini, Cannon USA
     
    2:30 PM
     
    Low-USV PPG Catalyzed by Novel Cooperative Catalyst of Organic Base/Lewis Acid Catalyst

    Yoshiaki Inoue, TOSOH Corporation
    Toshihide Yamamoto, TOSOH Corporation
    Keita Ishibashi, TOSOH Corporation
    Katsuaki Mori, TOSOH Corporation
     
    3:00 PM
     
    NUVOLVE™ Engineered Polysaccharides as Sustainable Isocyanate-Reactive Components in Viscoelastic Polyurethane Foams
    Christian Lenges, DuPont Industrial Biosciences
    Natnael Behabtu, DuPont Industrial Biosciences
    Monica Harvey, DuPont Industrial Biosciences
    Cassidy Grinsell, DuPont Industrial Biosciences
    Ibrahim Sendijarevic, Troy Polymers, Inc.
    Aisa Sendijarevic, Troy Polymers, Inc.
     
    3:30 PM
     
    Break
     
    4:00 PM
     
    Innovative Low Global Warming Potential (GWP) Integral Skin (I-Skin) Foam Systems
    Harper Meng, Dow
    David Honkomp, Dow
    Gregory Carter, Dow
     

    2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM
    Sustainability and Circular Economy
    This session will explore sustainably derived raw materials for the polyurethane industry. The first two presentations highlight polyol synthesis from sustainable intermediates – CO2 and 1,3-Propanediol. Following the break, the next two presentations will cover the conversion of bio-based feed stocks – lignin and coffee – into usable polyurethane materials. An overview presentation describing how all of these approaches can play a role in a circular economy will also be included in this session.

    Session Organizers:
    Andrea Bartolini, Cannon USA
    Richard Werner, Cannon USA
    Ernest Wysong, The Chemours Company

      
    Moderator:
    Shaibal Roy, The Chemours Company
      
    Vice Moderator:

    Jared Bender, Evonik Company
     
    2:00 PM
     
    Moderator Opening Remarks
     
    2:05 PM
     
    Performance Advantages of CO2 Containing Polyols from Tunable Catalyst Systems

    Michael Kember, Econic Technologies Ltd.
    Sarah Tickle, Econic Technologies Ltd.
    Mark Andrews, Econic Technologies Ltd.
    Sam Carruthers, Econic Technologies Ltd.
    Richard French, Econic Technologies Ltd.
    Leigh Taylor, Econic Technologies Ltd.
     
    2:30 PM
     
    Advances in the Use of Bio-Based Components in Aqueous Polyurethane Dispersions for Coating and Adhesive Applications

    Stephen Hurff, DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products Co., LLC
    Aisa Sendijarevic, Troy Polymers, Inc.
    Michael Shen, DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products Co., LLC
    Ibrahim Sendijarevic, Troy Polymers, Inc.
     
    3:00 PM
     
    Circular Economy in the Context of Sustainability
    Sean Stephen, American Chemistry Council
     
    3:30 PM
     
    Break
     
    4:00 PM 
     
    Ligin as Polyol Replacement in PU Resin Application
     
    Mojgan Nejad, Michigan State University
    Nucheng Chen, Michigan State University
    Christian Henry, Michigan State University
    Mona Alinejad, Michigan State University
    Saied Nikafshar, Michigan State University

     

    Conference Activities

    6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM
    Industry Reception

    The Industry Reception, a premier networking opportunity, has become a much-anticipated event. The reception is an ideal place to network with peers and build new relationships. Hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be served.

    Please Note: All attendees MUST be registered for the 2018 Technical Conference to attend the Industry Reception. NO exceptions will be made. Badges must be worn at all times while attending the Reception. 
     

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  • Tuesday, October 2, 2018
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    Conference Activities

    8:30 AM  -  5:00 PM
    Press Room
     

    Registration & Information

    8:30 AM  -  5:00 PM
    Onsite Registration
     

    Technical Sessions

    9:00 AM  -  12:00 PM
    CASE: Elastomers
    This session will start with information comparing plasticizers in MDI-polyether and MDI-polyester backbones for TPUs. This will be followed by performance characteristics of cast elastomers as compared to TPUs. Presenters will then showcase the nuances of compression set performance vs. test conditions. After the break, the session will conclude with an update on the use of micronized aromatic polyphenylene ether in TPU applications.

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    Session Organizers:
    Abhijit Namjoshi, Dow
    Jason Stengel, Momentive Performance Materials, Inc.
    Laura Schreiner, Stepan Company

     

    Moderator:
    Sharon Papke, Covestro LLC

    Vice Moderator:
    Abhijit Namjoshi, Dow
     
    9:00 AM
     
    Moderator Opening Remarks
     
    9:05 AM
     
    A Comparison of the Properties Enabled by Various Plasticizers in MDI-polyether and MDI-polyester Based TPUs

    Michael Funderburg, Eastman Chemical Company
     
    9:30 AM
     
    An Overview of the Similarities and Differences of Cast and TPU Polyurethane

    R. Scott Archibald, COIM USA, Inc.
    Raimondo Baldassarri, COIM S.p.A.
    Andrea Donghi, COIM S.p.A.
     
    10:00 AM
     
    A Practical Look at Compression Set: Effect of Temperature, % Deflection and Stoichiometry on LFTDI and MDI Elastomers
    Elizabeth Duckett, Anderson Development Company
    Steve Seneker, Anderson Development Company
    Caleigh Elliott, Anderson Development Company
    Jordan Duckett, Anderson Development Company
     
    10:30 AM
     
    Break
     
    11:00 AM
      
    TPU Recycling
    Tim Cornell, Green Metals Canada Inc.
    Marc Couturier, Toyota Tsusho Canada Inc.
     
     

    9:00 AM  -  12:00 PM
    Environmental, Health and Safety Issues Part 2
    This EH&S session will highlight key ongoing research in spray polyurethane foam correlating industrial hygiene monitoring with laboratory testing to predict exposure. The first paper will discuss ongoing research into amine catalysts and re-entry time. 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 looks at emission chamber methods to evaluate VOC testing from flexible PU foam. The following presentation compares the present impinger (liquid) sampling method for collection of monomeric (2 ring) and polymeric (3 ring) MDI to a new dry sampler called the Asset EZ4NCO. The last presentation examines a chamber test and modeling of TCPP (a common flame retardant for PU foam) and a semi-volatile organic compound (sVOC) as an indoor air pollutant.

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    Session Organizers:
    William Robert, BASF Corporation
    Cynthia Graham, Huntsman Corporation

     
    Moderator:
    Cynthia Graham, Huntsman Corporation

    Vice Moderator:
    Alisa Boucher, BASF Corporation
     
     
    9:00 AM
     
    Moderator Opening Remarks
     
    9:05 AM
     
    SPF Amine Catalyst Emissions Study Comparing Two Open Cell Formulations

    William Robert, BASF Corporation
    Richard Wood, Wood Industrial Health Associates, LLC
    Jan Koehn, JK, Inc.
    Todd Wishneski, BASF Corporation
     
    9:30 AM
     
    Status Report for Developing Consensus Methods at ASTM International for Measuring Emissions from Spray Polyurethane Foam (SPF) Insulation

    John Sebroski, Covestro LLC
    Shen Tian, Covestro LLC
    Richard Wood, Wood Industrial Health Associates, LLC
     
    10:00 AM
     
    Holding Time Influence and Evaluation of Mass Transfer Principles for VOC Emission Testing of Flexible Polyurethane Foam
    John Sebroski, Covestro LLC
    Diana Jean Kelley, Covestro LLC
    Melanie Meuser, Covestro Deutschland AG
     
    10:30 AM
     
    Break
     
    11:00 AM
     
    Assessment of Impinger and ASSET™ EZ4-NCO Based Sampling Methods for Monitoring Exposure to MDI in Air During Spray Polyurethane Foam Applications
    William Robert, BASF Corporation
    Megan Szyndler, BASF Corporation
    Jeanne Hankett, BASF Corporation
    Elizabeth Hugel, BASF Corporation
    Richard Wood, Wood Industrial Health Associates, LLC
    Todd Wishneski, BASF Corporation
    David Bower, BASF Corporation
     
    11:30 AM
     
    Flame Retardant Sorption onto Indoor Settled Dusts: Chamber Testing and Modeling Comparison
    Shen Tian, Covestro LLC
    John Sebroski, Covestro LLC
    Rich Peterman, Covestro LLC
     

    9:00 AM  -  12:00 PM
    Global Automotive Panel Part 1
    The Current Challenges and Opportunities Towards the Harmonization of Global VOC Standards/Specifications for Polyurethane Interior Automotive Parts

    Although progress has been made towards the harmonization of the Global VOC standards, the challenges are still immense and require continuing collaborative efforts by global automotive manufacturers and suppliers. The overarching goal is to achieve realistic specifications that will allow for accuracy, speed, reliability and practicality of the analytical protocols required.

    This session assembles a panel of experts from the global automotive manufactures, academia and Euro-Moulders to update attendees on the progress that has been made towards the quest for the harmonization of the automotive interior VOC standards and new legislations. The panel's presentation will be followed by open dialogue with their colleagues in the audience to generate thoughts and ideas for meaningful next steps and the way forward.



    Session Organizers:
    Molded Foam Industry Panel
     
    Moderator:
    Hamdy Khalil, Woodbridge Foam Corporation

    Vice Moderator:
    Patricia McClarren, Adient
     
     
    9:00 AM
     
    Moderator Opening Remarks
     
    9:05 AM
     
    Mark Polster, Ford Motor Company
     

    Foams & Vehicle Interior Air Quality

    Wayne Reeder, General Motors
     
    10:30 AM
     
    Break
     
    11:00 AM
     
    Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) VOC Testing Methodology
    Jason Stark, Toyota Motor Company
     
    VIAQ Related Activities of Automobile Development
    Tetsuya Oda, Honda R&D Americas, Inc.
     
    VOC Emissions - An Update from Europe
    Michel Baumgartner, Euro-Moulders
    Michael Holzwarth, IMAT
     

    9:00 AM  -  12:00 PM
    Materials for Spray and Rigid Foam: Two Important Additives
    This session will discuss different materials that can be used in the manufacturing of polyurethanes, including new catalysts, polyols and blowing agents. The first paper will address the common challenges and misconceptions around formulating with metal catalyst, particularly bismuth for spray polyurethane foams, to help overcome challenges like shelf life, processing, adhesion, and foam physical properties. The next paper will discuss how carbon dioxide can be utilized as a feedstock for the production of PU polyols rather than simply being considered a waste stream. After the break, we will discuss formulation of spray foam systems with Solstice® LBA, focusing on polyol vapor pressure, blend shelf life and spray foam quality issues. The session will conclude with a paper discussing the uses of OpteonTM 1100 and Opteon™ 1150, specifically in the spray construction industry.

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    Session Organizers:
    Paul Lavallee, Arkema, Inc.
    Eric Rexrode, Covestro LLC
    John Tolley, Henneke Inc.
     
    Moderator:
    Joe Costa, Arkema, Inc.

    Vice Moderator:
    Jeff King, Dow
     
     
    9:00 AM
     
    Moderator Opening Remarks
     
    9:05 AM
     
    Optimizing Processing and Performance of Spray Polyurethane Foam Using BiCAT® Bismuth Catalysts and Solstice® Liquid Blowing Agent

    Nate Eckert, The Shepherd Chemical Company
    Jennifer Haggard, The Shepherd Chemical Company
    Rob Hart, The Shepherd Chemical Company
    David Wilkes, Honeywell
    David Williams, Honeywell
     
    9:30 AM
     
    Performance Benefits of CO2 Containing Polyols for Rigid Foam Applications

    Mark Andrews, Econic Technologies Ltd.
    Sarah Tickle, Econic Technologies Ltd.
    Rakibul Kabir, Econic Technologies Ltd.
    Richard French, Econic Technologies Ltd.
    Leigh Taylor, Econic Technologies Ltd.
    Michael Kember, Econic Technologies Ltd.
     
    10:00 AM
     
    Two-Component Low Pressure Polyurethane Foam: An In-Depth Study of Shelf-Life Stability with Hydrofluoroolefins
    Megan Thomas, Dow
    Rachel Brooner, Dow
    Anne Kelly-Rowley, Dow
     
    10:30 AM
     
    Break
     
    11:00 AM
     
    Solstice® Liquid Blowing Agent (LBA) in Spray Foam in Mexico
    Jorge Lemus Acero, Productos Eiffel, S.A. de C.V.
    Hector Abundez Duron, Productos Eiffel, S.A. de C.V.
     
    11:30 AM
     
    Opteon™ Foam Blowing Agents for Spray Foam and Rigid Construction Foam Applications
    Jeffrey Sowder, The Chemours Company
    George Cauley, The Chemours Company
    Ernest Wysong, The Chemours Company
    James Lee, The Chemours Company
     

     

    Conference Activities

    9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM
    Poster Session
    9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM
    Refreshment Breaks

    Complimentary refreshment service is provided during the conference in the Table Top Exhibition Hall.
     

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    9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM
    Table Top Exhibits
     

    Professional Development Program

    9:00 AM  -  1:00 PM
    PU 100: Introduction to the Polyurethane Industry
     Optional  Closed 
    9:00 AM  -  1:00 PM
    PU 201: Polyurethane Raw Materials, Testing, Specifications and Performance: The Myth and the Magic
     Optional  Closed 
    1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM
    PU 204: Physical Testing of Polyurethane Foams
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    Technical Sessions

    2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM
    Blowing Agents & Flame Retardants

    The session is split between two different important additives for rigid polyurethane foam. The first three papers will cover blowing agents, and after the break, two papers will address on flame retardants. In the first paper, Opteon™ 1100 and its contribution to environmental performance will be examined. Then a study will show a method to estimate the blowing agents at manufacturing sites. The last blowing agent paper explores a new innovative blowing agent.
     
    The first flame retardant paper will introduce a novel phosphorous based product, followed by a paper on oligomeric phosphate as a reactive, non-migrating additive for polyurethane systems.



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    Session Organizers:
    Mike Krupa, BASF Corporation
    Jeff King, Dow
    Bruce Alkire, Honeywell

     
    Moderator:
    Mike Krupa, BASF Corporation

    Vice Moderator:
    Steve Aprahamian, Covestro LLC
     
     
    2:00 PM
     
    Moderator Opening Remarks
     
    2:05 PM
     
    Low GWP Blowing Agents: Reduce Footprint Through Better Performance of Opteon™ 1100

    Shaibal Roy, The Chemours Company
    Ernest Wysong, The Chemours Company
     
    2:30 PM
     
    Novel Robust Methodology for Quantitative Estimation of Blowing Agents in Polyol

    Tripti Srivastava, Honeywell India Technology Center
    Ashish Keskar, Honeywell India Technology Center
    Sudipto Chakraborty, Honeywell India Technology Center
    Mary Bogdan, Honeywell
     
    3:00 PM
     
    Non-Halogenated Reactive Flame Retardant Additive Polyols
    Rick Tabor, Resinate Materials Group
    Josh Cupp, Resinate Materials Group
    Taylor Reynolds, Resinate Materials Group
    Ibrahim Rababa, Resinate Materials Group

    3:30 PM
     
    Break
     

    4:00 PM
     
    Novel Phosphorus Based Flame Retardants for Rigid Polyurethane Foams
    Heiko Tebbe, LANXESS Deutschland GmbH
    Christopher Simpson, LANXESS Solutions U.S. Inc. 

    4:30 PM
     
    Recent Developments in Polyurethane Coatings Using Reactive Halogen-Free Flame Retardant Oligomeric Phosphonate Compounds
    Charles Manzi-Nshuti, FRX Polymers
    Lawino Kagumba, FRX Polymers
     
    2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM
    CASE: Coatings and Binders
    This session will start with a mathematical modeling exploration of polyurethane structure property relationships for coatings formulations. This will be followed with information on CO2 based polyols for CASE systems applications. Presenters will then showcase high functional low viscosity polyesters for coatings. After the break, attendees will learn about the blocking/unblocking of isocyanate groups. The session will conclude with an update on the use of polyurethane prepolymers for wood composite panels.

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    Session Organizers:
    Abhijit Namjoshi, Dow
    Jason Stengel, Momentive Performance Materials, Inc.
    Laura Schreiner, Stepan Company

     
    Moderator:
    Christian Decker, DESMA GMBH

    Vice Moderator:
    Jason Stengel, Momentive Performance Materials, Inc.
     
     
    2:00 PM
     
    Moderator Opening Remarks
     
    2:05 PM
     
    Expanding the Coating Formulators Toolbox by Using Chemo-Rheological Models

    Fabio Aguirre-Vargas, Dow
    Asjad Shafi, Dow
    Adam Grzesiak, Dow
    Yohannes Ghirmazion, Dow
     
    2:30 PM
     
    Further Development of Low Viscosity Polyester Polyols for High Solids 2K Polyurethane Coatings
    Jeffrey Janos, Stepan Company
    Michael O'Brien, Stepan Company
     
    3:00 PM
     
    Eco-friendly Isocyanate Blocking Agent, Cardanol: Deblocking Performances and Methods to Optimize Deblocking Temperature
    Yun Mi Kim, Cardolite Corporation
    Anbu Natesh, Cardolite Corporation
    Pietro Campaner, AEP Polymers
     
    3:30 PM
     
    Break
     
    4:00 PM
     
    pMDI Pre-Polymers for Enhanced Curing for Production of Wood Composite Panels
    Timothy McCracken, Covestro LLC
     

    2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM
    Global Automotive Panel Part 2: Discussion
    Part 2 of the Global Panel features a “lightning round” of brief presentations from leading additive and chemical suppliers who are reporting on the latest technical innovations to address the issues discussed in during the first panel discussion. A facilitated dialogue with suppliers and stakeholders follows to consider next steps in the pathway to harmonization of methods.

    Session Organizers:
    Molded Foam Industry Panel
     
    Moderator:
    Hamdy Khalil, Woodbridge Foam Corporation

    Vice Moderator:
    Steve Wujcik, BASF Corporation
     
     
    2:00 PM
     
    Moderator Opening Remarks
     
     
    Developing a Roadmap for Measuring VOCs and Aldehyde Emissions 
    John Sebroski, Covestro LLC
     
     
    Reduction in Odor and VOCs Through Unique Stabilizer Technology in Automotive Polyurethane Foams

    Mark Ragsdale, Milliken Chemical
     
     
    The Consideration of Polyurethane Foam Antimicrobial Additives and the Potential Impact on VOC’s

    Tom Robitaille, Lonza
     
     
    Impact of Amine Catalyst on Aldehyde Generation from Polyol Decomposition

    Katsumi Tokumoto, TOSOH Corporation
     
     
    Advancements in Developing Low Odour Additives for PU Articles

    Geert Dries, Huntsman Performance Products
     
     
    Reducing Automotive Interior Emissions with High Performance Polyols

    Kelly Kiszka, Dow
     
     
    Multidimensional Approach to Improving VIAQ

    Jennifer Lynn Holtz, BASF Corporation
     
     
    Emissions Control from Flexible Molded Foam

    Stephan Wendel, Evonik Corporation
     
     
    A Strategy for Minimizing Surfactant Related Emissions

    James Young, Dow Corning
     
     
    Meeting the Low Emission Challenges of Global Automotive Industry

    Gnuni Karapetyan, Momentive Performance Materials, Inc.
     
     
    Practical Considerations of Polyurethane Stabilization as it Relates to VIAQ

    Robert Brulotte, Vanderbilt Chemicals
     
     
    Flame Retardant, Practice on Odor and TVOC Reduction

    Steven Chu, Zhejiang Wansheng Co., Ltd.
     

    2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM
    Introduction to Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) Issues Relative to Diisocyanates
    This year CPI has partnered with OSHA to provide information 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 concepts of EHS regulations, industrial hygiene, toxicology, medical surveillance and exposure controls, taught by CPI member experts. OSHA will provide an overview of the agency, information on OSHA inspection and enforcement principles, and a brief summary of their findings under the recent National Emphasis Program on Isocyanates.
     
    Presenters:
    William Robert, BASF Corporation
    Cynthia Graham, Huntsman Corporation
    Catherine Sayles, Covestro LLC
    Glenn Ketcham, Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA)
    2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM
    PIR Additives and Rigid Foam Modeling
    The use of rigid foam is critical to improving energy efficiency because of its high insulation value in both construction and cold chain applications. This session will discuss several surfactant, catalyst, and additive approaches to enhance processing, properties, and aging of polyisocyanurate (PIR) foams. Also discussed will be a modeling approach to enhance the insulation value of rigid foam and a testing method which allows for real time monitoring of the foaming process and the build-up of foam mechanical properties.

    Session Organizers:
    Mike Krupa, BASF Corporation
    Jeff King, Dow
    Bruce Alkire, Honeywell

     
    Moderator:
    Eric Rexrode, Covestro LLC

    Vice Moderator:
    Phil Athey, Dow
     
     
    2:00 PM
     
    Moderator Opening Remarks
     
    2:05 PM
     
    An Insight into Insulation Performance for HFO Blown PIR Systems

    Yuuhei Nakashima, TOSOH Corporation
    Hideki Inohara, TOSOH Corporation
    Kazutoshi Yamamoto, TOSOH Corporation
     
    2:30 PM
     
    Novel Additives for Improved Efficiency of Polyisocyanurate Foams

    Joerg Diendorf, Evonik Nutrition & Care GmbH
    Martin Glos, Evonik Nutrition & Care GmbH
    Jobst Grimminger, Evonik Nutrition & Care GmbH
    James Tobias, Evonik Corporation
     
    3:00 PM
     
    Modeling and Measuring Thermal Radiation in PU Rigid Insulation Foams
    Maarten Moesen, Huntsman (Europe) BVBA
    Nadja Richter, Huntsman (Europe) BVBA
    Mark Brennan, Huntsman (Europe) BVBA
    Jan Vandenbroeck, Huntsman (Europe) BVBA
     
    3:30 PM
     
    Break
     
    4:00 PM
     
    Novel Rheological Method to Investigate Foaming Kinetics for Improved Demold
    Long Han, Huntsman Corporation
    Ruth Pinto, Huntsman Corporation
    Yangjun Cai, Huntsman Corporation
    Lifeng Wu, Huntsman Corporation
     

  • Wednesday, October 3, 2018
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    Conference Activities

    7:30 AM  -  1:00 PM
    Press Room
     

    Registration & Information

    7:30 AM  -  10:00 AM
    Onsite Registration
     

    Technical Sessions

    8:00 AM  -  11:00 AM
    Automotive: Solutions for Reducing VOCs: Emissions, Odor, and Fog
    This session will begin with a presentation on reactive amines and understanding the mechanisms of how aging impacts the foam properties with proposed solutions. This will be followed by a paper discussing flame retardants with low/no VOCs and low odor in automotive PU foams. The third paper will illustrate proposed catalysts to reduce VOCs, fog, and odor for automotive applications. The next paper will present a novel polyol/catalyst system for low VOC emissions with improved foam properties in seating backrest applications. The session will conclude with a paper on a polyol with low amounts of by-products which allows for increased molecular weight and improved physical properties in automotive seating.

    Session Organizers:
    Rich Rossio, Chem-Trend L.P.
    Hamdy Khalil, Woodbridge Foam Corporation
    Jorge Lemus, Productos Eiffel S.A. DE C.V.

     
    Moderator:
    Hamdy Khalil, Woodbridge Foam Corporation

    Vice Moderator:
    Robert Grigsby, Huntsman Corporation
     
     
    8:00 AM
     
    Moderator Opening Remarks
     
    8:05 AM
     
    Novel Flame Retardants Developments for the Flexible Foam Market

    Zhihao Chen, ICL-IP America, Inc
    Jeffrey Stowell, ICL-IP America, Inc.
    Munjal Patel, ICL-IP America, Inc.
     
    8:30 AM
     
    Meeting Automotive OEM Specification with New Additives
    Stephan Wendel, Evonik Nutrition & Care GmbH
    Jacob Paule, Evonik Corporation
    Eva Emmrich-Smolczyk, Evonik Nutrition & Care GmbH
    Mladen Vidakovic, Evonik Nutrition & Care GmbH
     
    9:00 AM
     
    The Nobel All-MDI Flexible Polyurethane Foam System for the Low Density High Durable Automotive Seat Backrest
    Junya Yamamoto, TOSOH Corporation
    Naotaka Izumi, TOSOH Corporation
    Keita Ishibashi, TOSOH Corporation
    Daiki Kudo, TOSOH Corporation
    Naoya Yoshii, TOSOH Corporation
     
    9:30 AM
     
    Break
     
    10:30 AM
     
    Newly Developed Polyol with Low Mono-ol Content for Flexible Polyurethane Foams
    Takashi Ito, Asahi Glass Co., Ltd.
    Shinji Okada, Asahi Glass Co., Ltd.
    Tomoyuki Suzuki, Asahi Glass Co., Ltd.
    Norihito Miyagawa, Asahi Glass Co., Ltd.
    Hiroshi Wada, Asahi Glass Co., Ltd.
     

    8:00 AM  -  11:00 AM
    Chemistry & Fundamentals
    This session starts with the first paper examining the use of polyester polyol and polycarbonate diol mixtures for improved properties and ageing resistance in the synthesis of polyurea waterborne adhesives. Next, we look at novel co-polymerizable benzotriazole Ultra Violet Absorbers (UVA) for use in polyurethanes and polyurethane dispersions. The third paper will look at the fabrication of novel polurea foam and their testing/analysis. After the break, the session will conclude with a description of novel aromatic polyols and their use in the production of rigid polyurethane foam.

    Session Organizers:
    Rick Adkins, Covestro LLC
    Robert Grigsby, Huntsman Corporation
    Nathan Eckert, The Shepherd Chemical Company

     
    Moderator:
    Nigel Barksby, Covestro LLC

    Vice Moderator:
    Robert Hart, The Shepherd Chemical Company
     
     
    8:00 AM
     
    Moderator Opening Remarks
     
    8:05 AM
     
    Mixtures of Polyester Polyol and Polycarbonate Diol for Synthesizing Polyurethane Urea Waterborne Adhesives with Improved Properties and Aging Resistance

    Monica Fuensanta, UBE University of Alicante
    Francisco Rodrguez-Llansola, UBE Corporation Europe S.A.U.
    Jose Jofre-Reche, University of Alicante
    Manuel Colera , UBE Corporation Europe S.A.U.
    Olga Coloma-Esteban, University of Alicante
    Victor Costa , UBE Corporation Europe S.A.U.
    Jose Miguel Martin-Martinez, University of Alicante
     
    8:30 AM
     
    A Novel Co-Polymerizable Benzotriazole UVA for Polyurethane Resins

    Chris Chiu, Chitec Technology Corp., Ltd
    Christopher Karwowski, Chitec Technology Corp., Ltd
     
    9:00 AM
     
    Fabrication, Characterization, and Testing of Novel Polyurea Foams
    Sophia Do, San Diego State University
    Brooke Rosenow, San Diego State University
    Nathan Reed, San Diego State University
    Atif Mohammed, San Diego State University
    Kristoffer Manlulu, San Diego State University
    George Youssef, San Diego State University
     
    9:30 AM
     
    Break
     
    10:00 AM
     
    Novel Nitrogen Containing Aromatic Polyols for Rigid Polyurethane Foams
    Ganapathy Viswanathan, Hexion Inc.
    Anthony Maiorana, Hexion Inc.
    Pravin Kukkala, Hexion Inc.
    Vinay Malhotra, Hexion Inc.
    Ibrahim Sendijarevic, Troy Polymers, Inc.
     
    10:30 AM
     
    Use of Converge® Polyols in CASE Application: Challenges and Future Direction

    Jayanta Chattopadhyay, Aramco Performance Materials
    Scott Allen, Aramco Performance Materials
    Christopher Fordice, Aramco Performance Materials
    Kimberly Jaskula, Aramco Performance Materials
    Calvin Shen, Aramco Performance Materials
     

    8:00 AM  -  11:00 AM
    Global Regulatory Roundtable
    Polyurethanes and the raw materials that are used to manufacture them continue to be of interest to global regulators. This session will highlight some of the authoritative initiatives, programs and regulatory pressures facing the industry. Speakers will cover the progress of the European REACH regulation, new developments in U.S. EPA Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) program and how it relates to the PU industry, developments regarding fire safety and construction standards in Europe and the UK after the Grenfell fire, and an update on the regulatory status of flame retardants.

    Session Organizers:
    Lee Salamone, Center for the Polyurethanes Industry
     
    Moderator:
    Lee Salamone, Center for the Polyurethanes Industry

    Vice Moderator:
    Stephen Wieroniey, Center for the Polyurethanes Industry
     
     
    8:00 AM
     
    Moderator Opening Remarks
     
    8:05 AM
     
    EPA’s Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) - Regulatory Update on Blowing Agents

    Margaret Sheppard, US Environmental Protection Agency
     
    8:30 AM
     
    European Chemical Regulations (REACH)-Regulatory Update on Diisocyanates
    Jorg Palmersheim, ISOPA
     
    9:00 AM
     
    Post Grenfell: Safe and Sustainable Construction Solutions with Polyurethanes
    Diane Daems, Huntsman International LLC
     
    9:30 AM
     
    Break
     
    10:00 AM
     
    An Update on the Regulatory Status of Flame Retardants
    Lane Hochschwender, American Chemistry Council
     

     

    Conference Activities

    8:00 AM  -  10:30 AM
    Poster Session
    8:00 AM  -  10:30 AM
    Refreshment Breaks

    Complimentary refreshment service is provided during the conference in the Table Top Exhibition Hall.
     

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    8:00 AM  -  10:30 AM
    Table Top Exhibits
     

    Plenary Sessions

    11:30 AM  -  1:00 PM
    Closing Session & Awards Luncheon
    • Conference Highlights and Presentation of Awards
      Laura Schreiner, Stepan Company
      2018 Conference Committee Chair
       
    • CPI Distinguished Leadership Award
      Lee Salamone, American Chemistry Council
      Center for the Polyurethanes Industry
       
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      Ernest Wysong, The Chemours Company
      2019 Conference Committee Chair
       

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