Abstract Deadline: March 23, 2018
-- March 23, 2018 is the deadline for submitting technical presentation requests and abstracts for the May 24, 2018 PFA Technical Program. The conference will be held at the Vinoy Hotel in
St. Petersburg, FL.

Authors must submit an abstract with request for presentation. Presentations must not exceed 25 minutes in length. A written paper and slide file are also required to become part of PFA's online information library.

The Paper Selection Process

PFA welcomes technical papers summarizing recent research and commercial product developments related to the processing of flexible polyurethane foam, innovations in formulation, and foam production technology. The Association also encourages papers on product sustainability and environmental issues that may affect flexible polyurethane foam production or specification.

Papers must have a non-sales focus and specifically address topics related to slabstock or molded flexible polyurethane foam production in the Americas. Abstracts will be reviewed prior to acceptance.

A maximum of eight presentations will be selected for the May 24 program. Please submit a short summary (abstract) of the intended content with your request to make a presentation. Please send your request with abstract no later than March 2, 2018 to Bob Luedeka (rluedeka@pfa.org). Based on a program that includes at least 6 technical papers, the presentations will be scored to compete for a $500 Technical Excellence Award provided by the Herman Stone Family Endowment.

Those submitting abstracts agree to provide a written paper and slide file in addition to making a presentation during the May 24, 2018 Technical Program at the Vinoy Hotel.

Discounted rooms will be available for reservation beginning March 5, 2018.

PFA Industry Issues Session May 23, 2018
General Business Meeting & Technical Program - May 24, 2018

Founded in 1980, Polyurethane Foam Association technical programs have provided opportunities for more than 300 presentations. Abstracts of past presentations are available online at www.pfa.org/abstracts

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