CALL FOR PAPERS

MEFPU’s conference returns to Dubai with renewed focus for 2024.

With climate change dominating the world agenda, and an increasing appetite for sustainable products and technologies, polyurethane materials have a clear role to play in making the transition towards a carbon-neutral future. With their ability to extend product life through coatings, enhance thermal efficiency through insulation and reduce energy use and emissions through vehicle lightweighting (and E V battery insulation) – polyurethanes can be at the forefront of this transition.

The polyurethane industry continues to improve its own green credentials by addressing the end-of-life phase of its products, whilst also working towards new technologies that improve upon PU’s remarkabl e properties: advanced PU composites, nanocomposites and bio-based or circular feedstocks.

MEFPU 2024 presents an opportunity to share these significant innovations with our attendees. We would like to invite companies from the PU industry – and research organisations with production-ready technologies – to give presentations on the following topics:

  • Recycling technologies (mechanical and chemical)
  • Closing the loop
  • Mass balance: certifying sustainability throughout the value chain
  • Non-isocyanate polyurethane (NIPU)
  • Composite PU materials
  • Nano materials
  • Bio-based technologies
  • Flexible foam
  • Rigid foam
  • CASE - coatings, adhesives, sealants and elastomers
  • Cost effective machinery
  • Polyurethane dispersions
  • TPU 3D printing
  • Direct PU additive manufacturing
  • Blowing Agents
  • Spray foam technologies
  • Flame retardants
  • How to cost a product or a projects?

Submission Criteria

The criteria for selection of papers will include:

  • Contribution to industry knowledge base - is this truly a significant advance?
  • Timely and relevant topic - does the presentation address current or developing concerns among polyurethane industry professionals?
  • Value - will the paper highlight real progress with long-term benefits?
  • Objective – does the proposed speech offer a balanced and non-commercial perspective?
  • Originality

Speech proposals that offer significant evidence-based developments in these respects have a far higher chance of being selected for inclusion on the programme. Speech proposals covering purely historical ground, with an overly narrow focus and those that are deemed too sales-driven in approach are likely to be rejected.

*The deadline to submit your abstract is 19th April 2024.