• Mexico is the leading exporter of refrigerators worldwide and one of the the main exporters of air conditioners, washing machines, stoves, automobiles and footwear

• Polyurethane is an indispensable material in the main branches Industrial

• UTECH Las Américas brought together more than 60 global exhibitors from the polyurethane industry and prepares its next edition for 2025

Mexico City, June 16, 2023.- The polyurethane industry strongly promotes the national economy and contributes to Mexico being the leading exporter of refrigeration systems worldwide, the second largest exporter of air conditioners, the third largest exporter of washing machines and stoves, and the fourth largest global exporter of cars.

At the conclusion of UTECH Las Américas 2023, which took place from June 13 to 15 at the Citibanamex Center in Mexico City, experts presented the latest trends in biomaterials, applications and industrial processes in this sector. The meeting brought together exhibitors from around the world including the countries of Germany, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, China, Spain, United States, Italy, Mexico, Poland, Romania and Turkey.

It was highlighted that, thanks to the polyurethane industry, Mexico is also considered the fifth largest global exporter of mattresses, as well as the ninth largest exporter of footwear with over 36 million pairs shipped primarily to the US market last year.UTECH had the participation of professionals from different branches of the industry, such as Jorge Lemus, Technical Director of Eiffel Products, who explained that it is a 100 percent Mexican company that has been working since 1969 and is a pioneer in the development of high-quality polyurethane systems. It is the only company in the country that offers polyurethane solutions for all types of applications in the industry.

Marcus Pettini and Rodrigo Petinni, directors of Transtécnica, stressed that the company has been working for half a century and is present in more than 50 countries, to offer equipment and solutions for the injection of molded foams and fiberglass.

Meanwhile, Julio Mortarotti, Technical Commercial Manager of Espumlatex, said that the company has an important presence in Latin America and offers polyurethane systems for various applications in the automotive industry, commercial refrigeration, industrial and foam injection systems, as well as systems for automotive filters, adhesives and tire recycling.

“We recognize the value of providing a world-class event that opens the door to new business”, assured José Navarro, General Director of Tarsus Mexico. Said UTECH Las Américas has become a strategic scenario that offers the family global polyurethane industry the opportunity to discover the latest in technologies, solutions and innovations in this industry.

“We are delighted at the success of this year’s UTECH Las Américas,” commented Matthew Barber, Director, Global trade Show at Crain Communications. “This event is a rising star of the global UTECH series of polyurethane trade shows taking place in Europe, the Middle East & Africa, China and South East Asia. I am sure that trend will continue when UTECH Las Américas returns to Mexico in 2025.”

It is important to note that UTECH's international conference program Las Americas, included presentations on topics such as: memory foams, rigid foams polyurethane for thermal insulation, biocomponents, additives, trends in plants production, global industry growth, block foams, composites lightweight and molding processes, low emission products and polyurethane applications for the automotive industry, among others. The specialists analyzed issues of sustainability, bio polyols, compounds, blowing agents, flexible foams, polyurethane in the automotive industry and additives, among others.

Polyurethane is one of the most versatile materials as it is present in daily life and in virtually all sectors. One of the most common uses of polyurethane is in insulation, where it reduces or prevents energy losses in construction, resulting in substantial energy savings and increased efficiency.

The event, which is preparing its next edition for 2025, was aimed at professionals from the automotive and transportation industries, construction, footwear, clothing, furniture, household appliances, aerospace, paints and coatings, among others.

More information at: www.utechlasamericas.com