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2019 Polyurethanes Technical Conference

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  • Sunday, October 6, 2019
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    Professional Development Program

    9:00 AM  -  1:00 PM
    PU 100: Introduction to the Polyurethane Industry
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    9:00 AM  -  1:00 PM
    PU 101: Polyurethane Chemistry
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    9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM
    PU 104A: Polyurethane Adhesives and Sealants
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    1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM
    PU 106: Composites
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  • Monday, October 7, 2019
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    Professional Development Program

    9:00 AM  -  1:00 PM
    PU 102A: Flexible Polyurethane Marketing Overview
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    9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM
    PU 104B: Polyurethane Coatings and Elastomers
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    9:00 AM  -  4:30 PM
    PU 105: Polyurethane Processing Equipment
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    Plenary Sessions

    9:30 AM  -  11:30 AM
    Opening Session

    Sponsored by
     
    PUMagazine2019


    The official kick-off for #PolyCon19 includes:

    • Welcome Remarks
      Lee Salamone, CPI
       
    • Polyurethanes Technical Conference Remarks
      Ernest Wysong, The Chemours Company
       
    • CPI Chairman's Remarks
      Mike McCurrie, Stepan Company
      &nbs
    • Innovation Award Finalists Presentations
      Carbon & Dow
      &nbs
    • Keynote Presentation
      Deborah Mielewski, Ford Motor Company's Research and Innovation Center

     

    Professional Development Program

    1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM
    PU 102B: Rigid Polyurethane Foam Market Overview
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    Technical Sessions

    2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM
    Automotive 1: Novel Methods on VOC Reduction, Lightweighting, and Adhesion

    Sponsored by
     
    TPE2019


    This session will begin with a presentation of a roadmap towards global harmonization of VOC methods. The second paper will discuss the development of low VOC polyurethane polyols and isocyanates. The third paper will illustrate a recently developed anti-scorch package with lower VOCs. The following paper will present new low odor, low emission silicone surfactants for automotive interior applications. We will conclude this session with a paper discussing lightweighting through nanocellulose additives.

    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:
    Patricia McClarren, Adient
     
    2:00 PM
    Moderator Opening Remarks
     
    2:05 PM
    Low Emission from Polyurethane Foaming Materials

    Chen Shen, Wanhua Chemical (Beijing) Co. Ltd.
    Changxun Ju, Wanhua Chemical Group Co. Ltd.
    Jie Du, Wanhua Chemical Group Co. Ltd.
    Haining Yu, Wanhua Chemical Beijing Co. Ltd.
    Jianming Yu, Wanhua Chemical Group Co. Ltd.
    Domenic Sinopoli, Wanhua Chemical (America) Co. Ltd.

     
    2:30 PM
    Irgastab® PUR 70: Novel Anti-Scorch Package for Polyol & PU Foams
    Significantly Reducing Emissions in Automotive Interior
    Cinzia Tartarini, BASF Italia SpA
    Nancy Cliff, BASF Corporation 500
    Jason Yuan, BASF Advanced Chemicals Company, Ltd.

     
    3:00 PM
    Break
     
    4:00 PM
    Driving Down Odor in Automotive Foams with Next-Generation Silicone Surfactants from Evonik
    Jacob Paule, Evonik Corporation
    Irene Hsu, Evonik Corporation
    Jackson Su, Evonik Specialty Chemicals (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.
    Eva Emmrich-Smolczyk, Evonik Nutrition & Care GmbH
    Mladen Vidakovic, Evonik Nutrition & Care GmbH
     
    4:30 PM
     Sustainable Nanocellulose Additives for Enhanced Polyurethane Foams
    Mirjam Mai, Performance BioFilaments Inc.
    Geoffrey Fisher, Performance BioFilaments Inc.
    Gholamali Sharifishourabi, University of Laval 
    Denis Rodrigue, University of Laval

     

    2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM
    Blowing Agents

    Sponsored by
     
    Honeywell2019


    The session covers additives and optimization of the new generation of blowing agents. Included in this session is a study showing optimization of the surfactant for Opteon™ 1100/Opteon™ 1150 in the appliance industry. The second paper introduces new catalyst solutions to improve shelf life while still providing a fast cream time for foams. Next, optimization of the energy efficiency with Opteon™ 1100 and Opteon™ 1150 will be presented. The final paper will demonstrate the combination of methylal with Solstice® LBA.

    Session Organizers:
    Mike Krupa, BASF Corporation
    David Williams, Honeywell

     
    Moderator:
    David Williams, Honeywell

    Vice Moderator:
    Mike Krupa, BASF Corporation
     
    2:00 PM
    Moderator Opening Remarks
     
    2:05 PM
    Optimizing Surfactant Technology for Rigid PU Appliance Foam Blown with Opteon™ 1100 & 1150
    Timothy Miller, Evonik Corporation
    Harrison Musyimi, The Chemours Company

     
    2:30 PM
    Catalyst Solutions for Stable Polyol Resin Blends 
    Matthew Meredith, Huntsman Corporation
    DiAnne Pham, Huntsman Corporation
    Robert Grigsby, Huntsman Corporation 

     
    3:00 PM
    Optimization of Appliance Foams Blown with Opteon™ 1100 & 1150 Expansion Agents
    Fernand Saad, BASF Corporation
    Harrison Musyimi, The Chemours Company
    Saadat Ata, The Chemours Company

    3:30 PM
    Break
     

    4:00 PM
    A Versatile Highly Stable and Viscous Liquid Blowing Agent for Water Free Polyurethane Process
    Subbareddy Kanagasabapathy, SK Resins LLC

    4:30 PM
    Performance of Methylal Blowing Agent in Rigid Polyurethane Foams and Comparison to HFOs Ibrahim Sendijarevic, Troy Polymers, Inc.
    Jonathon Rhodes, Holland Applied Technologies
    Michel Beaujean, Lambiotte Cie Sa
    Benoit Labelle, Lambiotte Cie Sa

     
    2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM
    Environment, Health & Safety Issues

    Sponsored by
     
    Huntsman2019


    This EH&S session will highlight key regulatory issues and ongoing advocacy in the aromatic (TDI and MDI) isocyanate industry. The first session will highlight regulatory and legislative advocacy on which the Panel is focused and methods to communicate to the downstream industries. The next session examines the potential for migration of TDI and MDI from finished polyurethane products and the potential for exposure. Following is an update on the research work that CPI has funded to support development of ASTM standards. Finally, the last presentation reviews the EPA’s TRI Program, the CPI RCAP tool, and long-term trends of reported TDI and MDI data.

    Session Organizers:
    Alisa Boucher, BASF Corporation
    Scott Ecoff, Covestro LLC
    Ally Peck, Center for the Polyurethanes Industry
    Cynthia Graham, Huntsman Corporation
     
     
    Moderator:
    Scott Ecoff, Covestro LLC

    Vice Moderator:
    Alisa Boucher, BASF Corporation
     
    2:00 PM
    Moderator Opening Remarks
     
    2:05 PM
    American Chemistry Council’s Diisocyanates Issues Update
    Timothy Feeley, Covestro LLC
    Sahar Osman-Sypher, American Chemistry Council
     
    2:30 PM
    TDI and MDI Migration Testing from Foam Using EPA Guidance
    Tim Feeley, Covestro LLC
     
    3:00 PM
    Status Report for Developing Consensus Methods at ASTM International for Measuring Emissions from Spray Polyurethane Foam (SPF) Insulation
    Richard Wood, Wood Industrial Health Associates, LLC
    John Sebroski, Shen Tian, Covestro, LLC 

     
    3:30 PM
    Break
     
    4:00 PM
    EPA’s Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) Data Reporting Trends for Diisocyanates
    Scott Ecoff, Covestro LLC 
     
    4:30 PM
    ACC OSHA Alliance
    Lorenzo Williams, U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

    2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM
    Fundamentals & Modeling
    This session starts with the first paper examining methods for enhancing urethane thermosets and molded electrical composites via 3D prototyping. Next, we look at the development of foam model simulation based on flow, blowing and gelling reactions for the characterization of cell structure. The third paper will examine the development of a chamber test model to determine flame retardant sorption on airborne particles. After the break, the next presentation will investigate characterizing and quantifying the kinetics and formation of TDI carbodiimides using Density Functional Theory (DFT). This session will conclude by using molecular genetic tools to modify the properties of microalgae to produce novel renewable polyols.

    Session Organizers:
    Richard Werner, Cannon USA
    Rick Adkins, Covestro LLC
    Sharlene Lewis, Covestro LLC
    Robert Grigsby, Huntsman Corporation 

     
    Moderator:
    Nigel Barksby, Covestro LLC

    Vice Moderator:
    Sharlene Lewis, Covestro LLC
     
    2:00 PM
    Moderator Opening Remarks
     
    2:05 PM
    Flame Retardant Sorption onto Airborne Particles: Chamber Testing and Modeling Comparison
    Shen Tian, Covestro LLC
    John Sebroski, Covestro LLC
    Richard Peterman, Coverstro LLC
     
     
    2:30 PM
    Fundamental Polyurethanes Foam Flow Simulations using Bubble Nucleation and Growth Models
    Jerome Claracq, Dow Benelux B.V.
    Paul Gillis, Dow
    Irfan Khan, Dow
    Chi-Wei Tsang, Dow
    Quan Yuan, Dow  
     
    3:30 PM
    Break
     
    4:00 PM
    3D Prototyping and Manufacturing - Urethane Enhancement and New Applications
    Galen Suppes, Homeland Technologies, LLC 
     
    4:30 PM
    Density Functional Theory Investigation of the Reactivity and Kinetics of Carbodiimide Formation from Aromatic Isocyanates
    Anthony Debellis, BASF Corporation
    Patrick Hamilton, BASF Corporation
    Christophe Buchler, BASF Corporation

     

    Conference Activities

    6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM
    Industry Reception

    Sponsored by
     
    IndustryReception2019


    Enjoy an evening of food, beverages and networking with our industry colleagues in a relaxed atmosphere.

  • Tuesday, October 8, 2019
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    Professional Development Program

    9:00 AM  -  1:00 PM
    PU 201: Polyurethane Raw Materials, Testing, Specifications, and Performance: The Myth and the Magic
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    9:00 AM  -  1:00 PM
    PU 204: Physical Testing of Polyurethane Foams
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    Technical Sessions

    9:00 AM  -  12:00 PM
    CASE: Coatings

    Sponsored by
     
    Aramco019


    We will kick this session off with a conversation the sustainable aspects of reducing nutrient pollution with polyurethane encapsulants. Next, we will discuss the impact of blocking isocyanate groups with caprolactam to create high performance prepolymers. This will be followed by an exploration of novel oligomeric diamines and their use in creating polyurea systems. We will continue our deep dive into polyurea coatings with an ecofriendly polyaspartic polyol-based solution and explore PUD coatings for textile applications derived from bio-based sources.

    Session Organizers:
    Juan Carlos Medina, Dow
    Abhijit Namjoshi, Dow
    Jason Stengel, Momentive Performance Materials
    Laura Schreiner, Stepan Company
     
     
    Moderator:
    Abhijit Namjoshi, Dow

    Vice Moderator:
    Laura Schreiner, Stepan Company
     
    9:00 AM
    Moderator Opening Remarks
     
    9:05 AM
    Development of Superior Blocked High Performance Prepolymers Utilizing Low Monomer Technology
    George Brereton, Lanxess Corporation
    Zhenya Zhu, Lanxess Corporation
    Gerald King, Lanxess Corporation
    Polina Ware, Lanxess Corporation 

     
    9:30 AM
    Versatility of the Versalink® Oligomeric Diamines in Creating High Performance Polyurea Elastomer Systems
    Irene Hsu, Evonik Corporation
    Jingguo Shen, Evonik Corporation
    Khalil Yacoub, Evonik Corporation 

     
    10:00 AM
    Break
     

    11:00 AM
    Eco-Friendly Hyperbranched Polyaspartic Polyol and Polyurethane-Urea-Polyurea Hybrid Coatings for Corrosion Mitigation and Functional Applications
    Rajnish Kumar, CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology
    Ramanuj Narayan, CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology
    KVSN Raju, CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology

     
    11:30 AM
    Evaluation of 1,3-Propanediol Based Polyester and Polyether Polyols in Polyurethane Water Dispersions (PUDs) for Textile Coating Applications
    Sean Gahan, DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products Co., LLC
    Michael Shen, DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products Co., LLC
    Aisa Sendijarevic, Troy Polymers Inc.
    Ibrahim Sendijarevic, Troy Polymers, Inc. 

    9:00 AM  -  12:00 PM
    Flexible Foam

    Sponsored by
     
    PUMagazine2019


    This session will review new technologies and testing for flexible foam applications. The first paper will describe performance of antimicrobial additives in a variety of different polyol types. This will be followed with information on the formulation parameters that influence compression set performance. Presenters will then showcase improved flame retardancy from foam made using a new polyol. The session will conclude with a study of flammability performance of furnishings that meet various regional standards tested in a room setting.

    Session Organizers:
    Chris Thiede, Dow
    Todd Bates, Huntsman Corporation
    Mark Ragsdale, Milliken & Company  
     
     
    Moderator:
    Dan Schuler, Chem-Trend L.P.

    Vice Moderator:
    Munjal Patel, ICL-IP
     
    9:00 AM
    Moderator Opening Remarks
     
    9:05 AM
    Renewable Bio-Derived Polyols and Microbial Susceptibility in Polyurethane Foam 
    Deirdre Newton, Lonza
    James Hurley, Lonza
    Leon Estell, Lonza
    Regina Prioli, Lonza 

     
    9:30 AM
    Evaluation of Parameters that Impact Compression Set 
    Jane Kniss, Evonik Corporation
    Robert Borgogelli, Evonik Corporation
    Kathie White, Evonik Corporation
    Annegret Terheiden, Evonik Nutrition & Care GmbH Germany
    Ruediger Landers, Evonik Nutrition & Care GmbH Germany
    Daniela Hermann, Evonik Nutrition & Care GmbH Germany
    Isabelle Wessely, Evonik Nutrition & Care GmbH Germany
    Celso Toyoshima, Evonik Brasil Ltda. Brazil  

     
    10:00 AM
    Break
     

    11:00 AM
    The Newly Developed Polyol for Flame Retardant Flexible Polyurethane Foam 
    Shoichiro Kono, Sanyo Chemical Industries, Ltd.
    Tomohisa Hirano, Sanyo Chemical Industries, Ltd.
    Takashi Yabuta, Sanyo Chemical Industries, Ltd.
    Shunsuke Kinoshita, Sanyo Chemical Industries, Ltd. 

     
    11:30 AM
    Polyurethane Foams and Fire Safety Myths and Reality 
    Matthew Blais, Southwest Research Institute
    Karen Carpenter, Southwest Research Institute
    Kyle Fernandez, Southwest Research Institute  

    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

    Every year progress is made towards the harmonization of the Global VOC standards, but 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 annual session assembles a panel of experts from the global automotive manufactures to update attendees on the progress that has been made towards the quest for the harmonization of the automotive interior VOC standards since the last conversation. The panel's presentation will be followed by open dialogue with 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:
    Brian Neal, Covestro LLC
     
    9:00 AM
    Moderator Opening Remarks
     
    9:05 AM
    VIAQ Test Methods and Regulatory Compliance
    Mark Polster, Ford Motor Company
     
    Volkswagen Perspective on Automotive VOC Emission within the Overarching Company Strategy
    Kevin Coons, Volkswagen

     
    Toyota Motor North America R&D VOC, Smell and Fogging Methodology
    Jason Stark, Toyota Motor Corporation
     
    VIAQ Challenge of Automobile Development
    Tetsuya Oda, Honda R&D Americas, Inc.
     
    A Roadmap Toward the Harmonization of Global VOC Specifications
    The Global Industry Panel for Flexible Molded Foam for Automotive:
    John Sebroski, Covestro LLC
    Kelly Kiszka, Dow
    Jennifer Holtz, BASF Corporation

    9:00 AM  -  10:30 AM
    Rigid Construction
    Rigid Polyisocyanurate Insulation is an exciting and ever evolving area within the construction industry. Even though it’s been around for decades, the industry has required constant changes in the areas of formulation, processing, insulation and fire performance to keep up with regulatory changes in building codes and climate change. Our first two papers utilize formulation improvements through new additives designed to work with the latest blowing agents to address improvements to both processing and insulation performance. The third paper uses formulation optimization to address improved long-term, low-temperature insulation performance and our final two papers address improved fire retardancy through the development of new analytical tools or new raw materials.

    Session Organizers:
    Mike Super, Covestro LLC
    Jeff King, Dow
    James Tobias, Evonik  
     
     
    Moderator:
    Eric Rexrode, Covestro

    9:00 AM
    Moderator Opening Remarks
     
    9:30 AM
     Adhesion, an Important and Often Overlooked Physical Property of Rigid Polyurethane

    David Zugell, Evonik Corporation
    Mayank Singh, Evonik Corporation

     
    9:30 AM
    Surfactant Effect on Temperature Dependent R-Value (TDRV) Performance of Polyiso Insulation 
    George Combs, Covestro LLC 
     
    10:00 AM
    The Influence of Resonance™ Aromatic Polyols in PIR Formulations
    Stephan Schroeter, Hexion
    Luca Basilissi, Hexion
    Alexandar Abati, Hexion
    Ganapathy Viswanathan, Hexion

     

    Workshop

    2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM
    Environment, Health & Safety Workshop

    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.

    Introduction
    Alisa Boucher, BASF

    Diisocyanate Evaluation and Exposure Control
    Biran Karlovich, CIH, CSP, Covestro LLC

    Toxicology and Medical Considerations
    Cynthia Graham, PhD, Huntsman

    OSHA Overview with a Diisocyanate Emphasis
    Erin Sanchez, CIH, MSPH, Assistant Area Director, OSHA Region IV - Tampa Area Office

     

    Technical Sessions

    2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM
    CASE: Adhesive & Elastomers

    Sponsored by
     
    Evonik2019


    This session will start with a presentation on high moisture permeable polyurethane pressure sensitive adhesives for wearable device applications. We will continue our journey into pressure sensitive adhesives with a new waterborne PUD PSA. Next, we will investigate the abrasion performance of polyurethane elastomers with incorporation of various additives. This session will conclude with the demonstration of the use of CO2-containing renewable polyols for elastomers.

    Session Organizers:
    Juan Carlos Medina, Dow
    Abhijit Namjoshi, Dow
    Jason Stengel, Momentive Performance Materials
    Laura Schreiner, Stepan Company

     
    Moderator:
    Jason Stengel, Momentive Performance Materials

    Vice Moderator:
    Bindu Krishnan, Dow 
     
    2:00 PM
    Moderator Opening Remarks
     
    2:05 PM
    Novel High Moisture-Permeable Polyurethane Pressure Sensitive Adhesive

    Makito Nakamura, AGC Inc.
    Haru Kawasaki, AGC Inc.
    Hitoshi Shimoma, AGC Inc.
    Chitoshi Suzuki, AGC Inc.

     
    2:30 PM
    New Waterborne Polyurethane Pressure Sensitive Adhesives (PUD PSAs) Synthesized with Polycarbonate Diol
    Abbas Khoshmood, University of Alicante
    Monica Fuensanta, University of Alicante
    Jose Miguel Martin-Martinez, University of Alicante
    Francisco Rodriguez-Llansola, UBE Corporation Europe
    Victor Costa, UBE Corporation Europe
    Raul Sangros, UBE Corporation Europe
    Manuel Colera, UBE Corporation Europe

     
    3:00 PM
    Break
     
    4:00 PM
    Effective Additives for Improving Abrasion Resistance in Polyurethane Elastomers
    Robert Czeiszperger, Anderson Development Company
    Elizabeth Duckett, Anderson Development Company
    Jordan Duckett, Anderson Development Company
    Steve Seneker, Anderson Development Company
    Alana Pastula, Anderson Development Company
    Dustin Mattison, Anderson Development Company
    Trevor Kalinowski, Anderson Development Company 
     
    4:30 PM
    Performance Advantages of CO2 Containing Polyols to Produce Elastomers 
    Michael Kember, Econic Technologies Ltd.
    Mark Andrews, Econic Technologies Ltd.
    Richard French, Econic Technologies Ltd.
    Leigh Taylor, Econic Technologies Ltd.
    Daniel Josland, Econic Technologies Ltd.
    Polly Marks, Econic Technologies Ltd.
    Sarah Tickle, Econic Technologies Ltd. 
     

    2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM
    Circular Economy: A Sustainability Concept

    Sponsored by
     
    Evonik2019


    This session will start with a study on the ways that the plastics industry and individual companies can work with the growing movement toward a circular economy. This will be followed with a review of a chemical recycling program that addresses thermosets. The final two presenters will give different perspectives on the end of life of mattresses and other home furnishings globally.

    Session Organizers:
    Dan Schuler, Chem-Trend L.P
    Munjal Patel , ICL-IP America, Inc.
    Mark Ragsdale, Milliken Chemical, a Division of Milliken & Company 

      
    Moderator:
    Chris Thiede, Dow
      
    Vice Moderator:

    Todd Bates, Huntsman Corporation
     
    2:00 PM
    Moderator Opening Remarks
     
    2:05 PM
    The Growing Movement Toward a Circular Economy for the Plastics Industry
    Susan McVey, Covestro LLC
    John Hayes, Covestro LLC
    Ted Frick, Covestro LLC
    Richard Skorpenske, Covestro LLC 

     
    2:30 PM
    Creating Chemistry for a Sustainable Future
    Amita (Amy) Sandhu, BASF Canada Inc.
     
    3:00 PM
    Mattress Recycling Part 1 - Program & Legislative Update 
    Ryan Trainer, International Sleep Products Association and Mattress Recycling Council 
     
    3:30 PM
    Break
     
    4:00 PM 
    Mattress Recycling Part 2 - Research Program Overview
    Michael Gallagher, Mattress Recycling Council
     
    4:30 PM
    End of Life of Mattresses and Furniture - An Update from Europe  
    Michel Baumgartner, EUROPUR
    Patrick De Kort, EUROPUR
    Silvia Freni Sterrantino, EUROPUR

    2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM
    Global Automotive Panel Part 2
    Part 2 of the Global Panel features our popular “lightning round” of brief presentations from leading additive and chemical suppliers who are reporting on the latest technical innovations to address the issues discussed 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

    2:00 PM
    Moderator Opening Remarks
     
    2:05 PM
    The Relationship Between Aldehyde and Odor Level of Polyurethane Foam and a Choice of Amine Catalysts
    Katsumi Tokumoto, TOSOH Corporation
     
    Novel Low Emissive Flame Retardant Developments for Global Automotive Market
    Munjal Patel, ICL-IP America, Inc.
     
    Additive Solutions to Emissions Challenges from Flexible Molded Foams
    Jacob Paule, Evonik Corporation
     
    Performance Delayed Amine Catalysis with Reduced Emissions
    Petr Koutnik, Momentive Performance Materials, Inc.
     
    Reducing Emissions with Novel Flame Retardants
    Heiko Tebbe, LANXESS Deutschland GmbH
     
    Continued Developments in Reducing the Formaldehyde and Acetaldehyde content in PU Foam
    Frank Rodriguez, Huntsman
     
    Unique Stabilizer and Scavenging Technology to Mitigate Odor and Emissions in Automotive Polyurethane Foam
    Mark Ragsdale, Milliken Chemical, a Division of Milliken & Company
     
    Analytical Approaches for Screening Materials in Automotive Applications for Reduction of VOCs
    Jennifer Holtz, BASF Corporation
     
    More Practical Considerations of Polyurethane Stabilization as it Relates to VIAQ
    Robert Brulotte, Vanderbilt Chemicals
     
    Graphite Free and Halogen Free Flame Retardant Flexible Foams for Automotive Applications
    Ina Jian, FRX Polymers
     
    Wanhua’s Solutions to a Better VOC Management for Automotive
    Tao Yu, Wanhua Chemical (America) Co.

    2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM
    Rigid Foam

    Sponsored by
     
    ICP-BSG_logo


    Polyurethane rigid foam is used broadly for packaging, transportation and energy efficiency. This session will begin with a discussion of formulation optimization using structure-property relationships. Next, the development of versatile methods to measure the impact properties of rigid polyurethane used in packaging and transportation will be presented. After the break, there will be two presentations regarding the use of additives in insulating foam applications.

    Session Organizers:
    Shana Bunker, Dow
    Megan Thomas, DuPont
    John Tolley, Hennecke Inc.

     
    Moderator:
    Megan Thomas, DuPont

    Vice Moderator:
    John Tolley, Hennecke Inc.
     
    2:00 PM
    Moderator Opening Remarks
     
    2:05 PM
    Decoupling the Glass Transition Temperature and Compressive Strength in the Development and Optimization of Rigid Polyurethane Foams

    Bernard Obi, Polyfoam Consulting LLC
    Lifeng Wu, Huntsman Corporation
    Sachchida Singh, Huntsman Corporation 

     
    2:30 PM
    Development of a Dynamic Crush Strength Test for Rigid Polyurethane Foams
    Mark Kranjc, Savannah River National Laboratory 
     
    3:00 PM
    Break
     
    4:00 PM
    Improved Thermal Insulation Performance of Rigid Polyurethane Foam Using Low Molecular Weight Silicone Additives
    Kshitish Patankar, Dow
    Mark Sonnenschein, Dow
    Jonathan Moore, Dow
    Simon Toth, Dow
    Noel Chang, Dow
    Weijun Zhou, Dow
    Thomas Collins, Dow
    Weston Tulloch, Dow 
     
    4:30 PM
    Development of Sustainable Class-A Polyiso Sheathing Product for the Rigid Foam Industry
    Kali Ananth Suryadevara, DuPont Safety & Construction
    Mark Beach, DuPont Safety & Construction
    Steve Black, DuPont Safety & Construction
    Christine Kruse, DuPont Safety & Construction
    Tina Rhoton, DuPont Safety & Construction
    Dan Youmans, DuPont Safety & Construction 

     

  • Wednesday, October 9, 2019
  •  

    Technical Sessions

    8:00 AM  -  11:00 AM
    Automotive 2: Improved Methodology in Hardness/Durability Testing

    Sponsored by 
    SpecialChem2019


    This session will begin with a presentation on improved test methodology with better accuracy for automotive seating bolsters. This will be followed by a paper discussing a new approach to foam hardness testing that saves time and gives more reliability in the resultant data. The next paper will discuss optimization of durability testing of automotive molded flexible foam. We will conclude the session with a paper on the development of a polyurethane adhesive with better adhesion properties to polypropylene.

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

     
    Moderator:
    Hamdy Khalil, Woodbridge Foam Corporation

    Vice Moderator:
    Robert Grigsby, Hunstman Corporation
     
    8:00 AM
    Moderator Opening Remarks
     
    8:05 AM
    In Search of a Best in Class Test Method for Automotive Seating Bolsters
    Industry Panel for Flexible Molded Foam:
    Zachary Adams, Faurecia
    Evan Cheolas, Huntsman
    Lisa Marcolina, BASF Corporation 
    Patricia McClarren, Adient 

     
    8:30 AM
    An Updated Approach to Automotive Foam Hardness Testing
    Industry Panel for Flexible Molded Foam:
    Brent Hodge, Adient
    Patricia McClarren, Adient
    Mark Weierstall, Woodbridge Foam Corporation 

     
    9:00 AM
    Break
     

    10:00 AM
    Molded Flexible Foam Durability Testing Optimization
    Industry Panel for Flexible Molded Foam:
    Brian Neal, Covestro LLC
    Mark Weierstall, The Woodbridge Group
    Patricia McClarren, Adient
    Lisa Marcolina, BASF Corporation 

     
    10:30 AM
    Development of Innovative Polyurethane Adhesive for Untreated Polypropylene
    Yoshihiko Shiraki, TOSOH Corporation
    Tadayuki Kawaguchi, TOSOH Corporation
    Takaki Jono, TOSOH Corporation

    8:00 AM  -  11:00 AM
    Global Regulatory Roundtable

    Sponsored by
     
    BASF2019


    Polyurethanes and the raw materials that are used to manufacture them continue to be of interest to regulators all over the globe. This session will highlight some of the authoritative initiatives, programs and regulatory pressures facing the industry. Speakers will cover new developments in U.S. EPA Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) program and how it relates to the PU industry, the progress of the European REACH regulation, an update on the regulatory status of flame retardants and TSCA prioritization and new chemical safety determinations. Other late-breaking news could be included as well!

    Session Organizers:
    Lee Salamone, Center for the Polyurethanes Industry
    Stephen Wieroniey, Center for the Polyurethanes Industry
     
     
    Moderator:
    Stephen Wieroniey, Center for the Polyurethanes Industry
     
     
    8:00 AM
    Moderator Opening Remarks
     
    8:05 AM
    Proposed Restriction under REACH for Diisocyanates
    Joerg Palmersheim, ISOPA Aisbl 
     
    8:30 AM
    EPA’s Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) - Regulatory Update on Blowing Agents
    Margaret Sheppard, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency  
     
    9:00 AM
    Break
     
    10:00 AM
    An Update on the Regulatory Status of Flame Retardants 
    Jay West, American Chemistry Council 
     
    10:30 AM
    U.S. EPA TSCA at 3 Update: Accomplishments and Priorities

    Tala Hentry, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

    8:00 AM  -  11:00 AM
    Spray Foam

    Sponsored by
     
    Huntsman2019


    The focus of this session will be on spray polyurethane foam applications with a focus on fundamental backbone chemistry, blowing agents, and additives for this market. The first paper highlights performance and sustainability improvements for spray foam by utilizing Cashew Nut Shell Liquid (CSNL)-based polyols. The second paper highlights a new generation of polyether carbonate polyols with enhanced performance properties. The third paper details solutions utilizing Opteon™ 1100/1150 co-blowing solutions for low temperature spray foam applications. Finally, the session will wrap up with surfactant solutions for improved stability in open-cell low density spray foam applications.

    Session Organizers:
    Ernest Wysong, The Chemours Company
    Jeff King, Dow
    Melissa Rose, Dow 

     
    Moderator:
    Melissa Rose, Dow

    Vice Moderator:
    James Tobias, Evonik
     
    8:00 AM
    Moderator Opening Remarks
     
    8:05 AM
    CNSL-Based Polyols: Their Use in Rigid Polyurethane Foams and Fire Retardant Performances
    Yun Mi Kim, Cardolite Corporation
    Anbu Natesh, Cardolite Corporation
    Jong Soek Lee, Dongsung Finetec
    Do Eui Lee, Dongsung Finetec
    Pietro Campaner, AEP Polymers srl  

     
    8:30 AM
    Performance Advantages of Rigid Spray Foam for Insulation Produced with CO2 Based Polyol
    Mark Andrews, Econic Technologies Ltd.
    Richard French, Econic Technologies Ltd.
    Leigh Taylor, Econic Technologies Ltd.
    Sarah Tickle, Econic Technologies Ltd.
    Michael Kember, Econic Technologies Ltd.
    Eileen Lancaster, Econic Technologies Ltd.  

     
    9:00 AM
    Assessment of SPF Workers' Exposure to Flame Retardants Through Measures in Air, Hand Wipes and Urine 
    Cheryl Estill, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
    Jonathan Slone, RCS Corporation
    Alexander Mayer, National Institue for Occupational Safety and Health
    Kaitlyn Phillips, RCS Corporation

    9:30 AM
    Break
     

    10:00 AM
    Opteon™ Foam Blowing Agents for Spray Foam and Cold Weather Applications
    Jeffrey Sowder, The Chemours Company
    George Cauley, The Chemours Company
    Andrew Blemings, The Chemours Company  

     
    10:30 AM
    Next Generation of Stabilizers for Low Density Open Cell Spray Foam Systems 
    Mayank Singh, Evonik Corporation
    Timothy Miller, Evonik Corporation
    Tabitha Thompson, Evonik Corporation
    James Tobias, Evonik Corporation

     

    Conference Activities

    11:30 AM  -  1:00 PM
    Closing Awards Luncheon

    Sponsored by
     
    Huntsman2019


    #PolyCon19 concludes with:

    • 2018 CPI End Use Market Survey on the Polyurethanes Industry in the US, Canada and Mexico
      Hanne Jones, IAL Consultants
       
    • Presentation of Conference Awards
      Ernest Wysong, The Chemours Company
       
    • Presentation of the CPI Distinguished Leadership Award
      Lee Salamone, CPI
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