UTECH Las Americas Polyurethanes Conference and Trade Show Returns to Mexico City April 10-12, 2019

MEXICO CITY - Dec. 4, 2018 - Organizers of UTECH Las Americas, the region’s only polyurethanes conference and trade show, today announced its full speaker program for its upcoming conference at Centro Citibanamex, Mexico City on April 10-12, 2019. Visitor registration for free entry to the three-day exhibition is also now open at www.utechlasamericas.com

The UTECH Las Americas conference will address industry trends affecting the region and surrounding NAFTA market area it supplies. The program covers a wide range of subjects including automotive, construction, footwear, coatings, adhesives, sealants and elastomers (CASE), flexible foams, rigid foams, composites, blowing agents and release agents. Papers also cover key industry themes including sustainability, machinery innovation and advances in polyurethanes science.

Steve Burns, Vice President, Americas, Huntsman Performance Products - Polymers & Resins will deliver the conference’s opening keynote address on Wednesday, April 10.

Papers addressing automotive uses of polyurethanes include Development of polyurethane foams in automotive under the hood applications by Ernesto Román Calderón, Technical Service and Development, The Dow Chemical Company, and TPU injection as an efficient alternative to cast molding in the automotive industry, by Rodrigo Chinen, New Business Development Manager, Lubrizol.

Among papers looking at the circular economy will be Novel polyester polyols based on recycled PET, given by Netza Lopez, Senior Account Manager NAFTA Region, Carpenter Co. In addition, Alvaro Ballesteros, Technical Service and Development, The Dow Chemical Company will present two sustainability-themed papers to the conference, Sustainable construction: polyurethane as an enabling element of a faster, cleaner and energy efficient industry and Versatile, environmentally friendly formulations for compliance and performance.

Other program highlights include Luis Garcia Correa, Technical Service and Development, The Dow Chemical Company who presents on Water-based "cool touch" technologies for the flexible foam market and Salvador Mejía Gómez, Latin America PUR Foam Application Development Manager, Honeywell presenting on Comparative performance of Honeywell’s Liquid Blowing Agent (LBA) and other alternatives in the appliance industry.

Held in conjunction with the conference, the UTECH Las Americas trade show connects suppliers and buyers from across the polyurethane industry for three days of networking, learning and identifying new business opportunities. Exhibiting companies include both local Mexican and major global names in the polyurethanes market including BASF, Cannon, Carpenter, Chromaflo, COIM, Covestro, Dow, Elastomeros Taza, Evonik, Grupo Valfer, Hennecke, Huntsman, Krauss Maffei, Polylubex, Productos Eiffel, Quimica Sagitario, Wanhua and many more. 

UTECH Las Americas draws from a broad range of polyurethane professionals representing numerous industries innovating with polyurethane. This includes automotive, building and construction, furniture, footwear, insulation as well as specialist applications such as medical.

To stay up-to-date with the latest information and details for UTECH Las Americas 2019, please visit the event website at: www.utechlasamericas.com

Join the UTECH LinkedIn Group at: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/3869236 or like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/UTECHPolyurethane2. For news and updates, follow UTECH Las Americas on Twitter at: www.twitter.com/utech_PU. You can also follow the event hashtag #UTECHLA to see the latest news about the event.


ABOUT UTECH Las Americas: UTECH Las Americas is the only conference and exhibition dedicated specifically to the polyurethane and associated industries held for the Latin American markets. It is a must-attend event for the polyurethanes industry throughout the region. The trade show has attracted top-level exhibitors from a broad cross-section of the industry with exhibitors including industry leaders such as: BASF, Cannon, Carpenter, Chromaflo, COIM, Covestro, Dow, Elastomeros Taza, Evonik, Grupo Valfer, Hennecke, Huntsman, Krauss Maffei, Polylubex, Productos Eiffel, Quimica Sagitario, Wanhua and many more.

Crain Communications is the organizer of UTECH Las Americas in partnership with Tarsus México. Crain Communications organizes a successful, global series of polyurethane events including UTECH Europe, UTECH Asia, PU China and UTECH North America.

Media Contact:
Andi Curry/Doug Bentall, Iona Communications
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For more information:
Debbie Hershfield, Trade Show Director, Crain Communications
Tel: +1 330 608 0231