European Union-led changes to construction material documentation was a key theme at the seventh annual Polyurea Development Association (PDA) conference in Rome. Jane Denny reports.
Held late November 2013, the event attracted around 120 delegates including polyurethane suppliers, application machinery developers and polyurea practitioners from all around the world.
Huntsman and BASF representatives were among the heavyweight chemical companies represented at the event, which also featured exhibitors from machinery and chemical suppliers and an outdoor polyurea application demonstration.
The conference was also used to mark the inauguration of PDA’s new president Elisabet Michelson – the first female voted to the PDA top spot, Norwegian Michelson replaced Carles Royo, from polyurethane projection machinery maker Gama.
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Kiwa Polymer Institute’s general manager Jurgen Magner outlined new European legislation governing the use of materials within the construction industry.
Explaining the changes he said would “lead to the future of construction industry regulation” he focused on its potential impact on the polyurea sector – “over-regulation or a chance for polyurea,” he asked.
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