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Milliken at UTECH North America: To Showcase Milliguard AOX 1 Antioxidant for PU

Published on 2016-03-04. Author : SpecialChem

PU for Car Interiors
Fig. 1: Polyurethanes are widely used
in automotive interiors
Noise reduction, light weighting, interior air quality and more comfortable seating are among the innovative new developments in polyurethane technology for automotive applications due to be unveiled at the UTECH North America conference and trade show, taking place April 6th and 7th 2016 at Charlotte Convention Center, North Carolina, USA.

An entire session of the UTECH North America conference is dedicated to automotive developments. Conference delegates and exhibition visitors can also discover the latest products and solutions for manufacturing polyurethane-based automotive components in the free-to-attend trade show. Polyurethane-based products are ideally suited for a wide range of automotive applications such as car seat cushioning, headrests, steering wheels, noise-suppressing carpets and air filters.

The automotive market showcase session of the UTECH North America conference is to be chaired by Simon Robinson, editor of Urethanes Technology International magazine. Scheduled for the first day of the event, April 6th, it will include the following papers:

•Noise and Harshness Reduction by using MCE and solid fillers in the automotive industry, delivered by Marten Beiersdorf, Head of Sales, Klöckner Desma
•Technology for automotive flexible foam seating and flexible slab foam, given by Ronald Grossman, Foam Technology Project Technical Leader, Honeywell Performance Materials and Technologies

A panel discussion chaired by Andrew Kee, Global Director of Chemical Development at The Woodbridge Group will look at the need to harmonize automotive interior air quality across Europe, Asia and the US. Panelists include Mark Polster of the Ford Motor Company.

More than 100 companies will be showcasing their latest offerings for the polyurethanes industry in the accompanying exhibition. Exhibitors showing innovations with automotive applications include Milliken and REPI. Milliken will show its award-winning Milliguard® AOX-1 antioxidant for PU which it says contributes negligible volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and outgassing condensation (FOG), making it ideal for polyol producers and foam manufacturers to use in the production of interior vehicle components such as seats, door trim, carpet, instrument panels, headliners and consoles. REPI, a supplier of liquid colors and additives for PU will be profiling its VOC/FOG‐free black and color solutions as well as its latest bio-based phthalate‐free lines.

Other sessions from two parallel conference streams include those looking sustainability and the use of renewable resources, flexible foams, rigid foams, CASE products (coatings, adhesives, sealants and elastomers), the latest advances in processing equipment and blowing agent innovations.

Conference delegate rates are highly competitive compared to other events in the industry and offer outstanding value to all those with a professional interest in polyurethanes.

About UTECH North America

Comprising a two day international exhibition and strategic conference, this independent event will connect suppliers and buyers from across the polyurethane industry for two days of networking, learning and identifying new business prospects.
UTECH North America returns to the Charlotte Convention Center, North Carolina, on April 6-7, 2016

About Milliken

Milliken has been exploring, discovering, and creating ways to enhance people’s lives since 1865. Working from our laboratories, application and development centers around the world, our scientists and engineers create coatings, specialty chemicals, and advanced additive and colorant technologies that transform the way we experience products from automotive plastics to children's art supplies. With expertise across a breadth of disciplines that also includes floor covering and performance materials, the people of Milliken work every day to add true value to people’s lives.

Source: UTECH North America
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