UTECH Las Americas, The Only Event Dedicated to Polyurethanes, Will Address Technologies, Solutions, and Key Topics in this Growing Industry
Mexico City - Feb 26, 2019
- The only event in Mexico dedicated exclusively to polyurethanes and associated industries will take place on April 10th – 12th, 2019 at Centro Citibanamex, Mexico City.
- Technologies, solutions, trends, and networking during the second edition of UTECH Las Americas.
- During its conference program, the event will host renowned national and international speakers to analyze key industry topics in the region.
UTECH Las Americas, the only polyurethanes conference and exhibition in Mexico, will take place on April 10th – 12th, at Centro Citibanamex, Mexico City, bringing together leading companies that spearhead the polyurethanes and associated industries’ innovations. The show attracts a large Mexican audience as well as drawing visitors from the Central and South American regions. It is also easily accessible from North America.
For three days, the event will address trends that impact the industry in this region and the USMCA region, through a technical and corporate approach, integrating various sectors, such as automotive, medical, construction, footwear, flexible and rigid foam applications, composite materials, blowing agents, and releasing agents. Additionally, the latest breakthroughs in polyurethanes will be presented, along with innovations in machinery and polyurea, as well as presentations on key topics, including sustainability and the circular economy.
The event’s conference program encompasses innovative talks and case studies to provide a competitive advantage for all participants, while further debating the latest challenges and exploring topics of significant relevance for the industry including: Viscoelastic foams with enhanced performance and comfort; The advantages and disadvantages of automation in polyurethane injection processes; Efficient production of specialty flexible foam grade; Novel polyester polyols based on recycled PET; Silicone surfactants with low levels of cyclics which optimise blow efficiency of flexible block foam. *Programme may be subject to change
Some of the national and international speakers who will participate are: Steve Burns, Vice President, Polyurethanes, Americas, Huntsman Corp; Celso Toyoshima, Technical Application Manager, Evonik; Luis Arturo Maciel Miranda, Maintenance Manager, Lear Corporation; Jeffrey Janos, Research Associate, Stepan Company; Salvador Mejía Gómez, Latin America PUR Foam Application Development Manager, Honeywell; Luca Fanti, Global Techno-Commercial Manager, Huntsman Tecnoelastomeri; Raul Dacomba, Senior Formulating Chemist, Foam Supplies; Netza Lopez, Senior Account Manager NAFTA Region, Carpenter Co; and more.
The second edition of UTECH Las Americas will have the participation of over 85 national and international exhibitors: leading companies in the polyurethane market including BASF, Cannon, Carpenter, Chromaflo, COIM, Covestro, Elastomeros Taza, Evonik, Grupo Valfer, Hennecke, Huntsman, Krauss Maffei, Polylubex, Productos Eiffel, Quimica Sagitario, Wanhua and many more.
Polyurethane plays an essential role worldwide in the economies of various countries, since it can adapt to the needs of practically all industrial sectors, while offering advantages no other material has, such as light weight, resistance, and durability. Polyurethane has positioned itself as one of the most versatile materials to date.
In Mexico, the polyurethanes market has expanded up to 8.1% since 2014, making the country the fourth largest market after China, the United States, and Germany. Additionally, the automotive industry has triggered a surge in the demand of this material, thanks to the search for polyurethane solutions employed in air and fuel filters; acoustic and thermal insulators; internal components, accessories, and even the complete structure of a vehicle that help reduce weight to increase fuel efficiency.
Therefore, car manufacturers worldwide have forecasted to achieve fuel efficiencies of over 21.2 km/liter for 2025, for which purpose polymers, such as polyurethane, are a better alternative to conventional steel while being 30% lighter than aluminum.
Given this scenario, UTECH Las Americas will offer its visitors an incredible opportunity to build business relationships between suppliers and buyers of industries in constant growth; for networking; to gain technical knowledge; and to get familiar with recently-launched products and new equipment. Additionally, the event will allow visitors to remain updated and learn from the most experienced names in the industry through the event’s top-tier conference program.
UTECH Las Americas is targeted for professionals in the Automotive and Transport, Construction, Footwear and Apparel, Furniture and Appliances; Domestic Appliances, Sanitary Items, Marine & Offshore, Paint and Coatings; and Electrotechnical and Aerospace industries.
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, Elastomeros Taza, Evonik, Grupo Valfer, Hennecke, Huntsman, Krauss Maffei, Polylubex, Productos Eiffel, Quimica Sagitario, Wanhua and many more.
About Crain Communications: 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.
About Tarsus Mexico: Tarsus Mexico is distinguished for being the organizer with the longest track record in the Mexican market, since 1991, presenting events of international quality with the trends, innovations, and local and global landscape for sectors such as water, foods and beverages, energy and hydrocarbons, styling, manufacture, the environment, smart mobility, polyurethane, plastic, and textiles, among others. As of today, Tarsus Group is one of the most important organizers worldwide, with more than 150 events from 20 industries in 17 countries, bringing together 30 thousand exhibitors and more than one million visitors every year.
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