London – While offers of presentations for the upcoming SusPolyUrethanes 2013 conference are now coming in, the organiser, Crain Communications Ltd, is asking for further submissions of 50 -100 word summaries for proposed topics.
The website for the event, which runs 7-8 May in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, is now up and running at: www.polyurethanes-conferences.com
The first conference outline is expected to be issued early in February so anyone with have a topic they would like considered should send a proposal direct to David Reed, the conference organiser, at DRReed@crain.com by the deadline of 28 Jan 2013.
As announced, this must-attend conference will focus on the latest advances in three key areas:
* Biochemical processes leading to pure basic building blocks, for conversion into raw materials with reproducible properties;
* Processes using plant or animal sources to make materials such as polyols with reliable characteristics; and
* Use of scrap from production systems to yield raw materials for further use in the PU sector.
And although the main focus in recent years has been on polyol manufacture, there is also a large amount of research into the production of the essential diisocyanates such as TDI (toluene diisocyanate) and MDI (methylene diphenyl diisocyanate) from more sustainable resources, a topic which will also be addressed in the SusPolyUrethanes 2013 conference.