Dow Polyurethanes to Display Expanded Offerings at UTECH Conference

Dow Polyurethanes, a business group of The Dow Chemical Company, will be showcasing its continued innovation and broad offering of solutions for customers at the UTECH Europe 2009 Conference (Stand 2030).

In a period characterized by volatility, Dow understands that living its commitment to both customers and the polyurethanes industry has never been more crucial.

“Never have relationships with our customers been more critical than during this time of uncertainty in the marketplace,” said Herman Motmans, Global Marketing Director, Dow Polyurethanes. “In today's challenging economy, it’s important to be even closer to our customers and work with them to develop solutions that can address unmet needs and help to enable business growth.”

This year Dow will highlight new and expanded offerings in its polyurethane systems portfolio, including the launch of VORATHERM™ polyisocyanurate, a range of products for metal-faced panel production, offering excellent insulation properties and greatly enhanced fire performance. These new products are designed to help rigid panel producers keep pace with changing market requirements, which demand higher fire ratings and excellent thermal insulation properties.

Dow will showcase its pioneering developments in the appliance segment by highlighting its new generation low k-factor and fast-curing range of VORATEC™ polyurethane components, which improve energy and cost efficiency – all without density penalty.

Other innovations Dow will showcase include a range of TDI-based prepolymers offered under the HYPERLAST™ and DIPRANE™ Dow Hyperlast brands. Dow Hyperlast will exhibit its portfolio of products and technologies for the first time as part of the Dow booth following Dow’s acquisition of Hyperlast Limited in 2007.

Dow representatives will also be available to discuss the latest developments in furniture and bedding, and will be presenting technical papers on Dow’s new polyol for high resilience (HR) foams created via RENUVA™ Renewable Resource Technology, and a next generation solution for viscoelastic foams with improved performance and processing latitude.

Dow is presenting nine papers at the conference:

Day 1 – Tuesday, 31 March

Time

Session

Paper

Auditorium

10:30

Plenary

ISOPA Introduction
by Steven English, President of ISOPA

14:40 Automotive Low volatile organic compounds solutions for flexible polyurethane foams
by Alberto Fangareggi, Allan James, Gianluca Casagrande and Sabrina Fregni
A
15:30 Rigid Foams (Session A) High energy-saving PUR and PIR solutions for construction metal-faced sandwich insulated panels, meeting European regulations
by Francesca Pignagnoli and Luigi Pellacani
B

Day 2 – Wednesday, 1 April

Time

Session

Paper

Auditorium

10:20 Rigid Foams (Session B) Development and application of high-energy efficiency polyurethane systems for the domestic appliance industry
by Vanni Parenti, Hans Kramer and Kyung-Guen Park
A
16:15 Safety, Health and Environment Progress review of 3 years of ISOPA’s Walk the Talk program
by Ronald van den Bosch, presenting on behalf of ISOPA
B
16:30 Flexible Foams (Session A) Next generation polyols for viscoelastic foams with improved performance and processing latitude
by Raquel Fortes, Carola Rosenthal, Stefano Grassini, Imran Munshi
A
17:10 Flexible Foams (Session A) Development of RENUVA™ based polyols for high resilience foam applications
by Imran Munshi, Raquel Fortes, Paul Cookson and François Casati
A

Day 3 – Thursday, 2 April

Time

Session

Paper

Auditorium

12:00 Polyureas PU spray elastomers with improved resistance to chemical attack: Studies on properties and performance
by Christian Bruchertseifer and Gerhard Mueller
B
14:40 CASE

Hydrophobic polyurethane adhesives based on seed-oil-derived polyols
by William Koonce and Laura Grier

A

The UTECH Europe 2009 Conference will be held at the MECC, Maastricht, The Netherlands from 31 March to 2 April. Dow Polyurethanes can be found at Stand 2030.

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