The Urethane Blog

Fall PFA Meeting Moved to Charlotte

Polyurethane Foam Association Will Hold November Conference in
Charlotte


COVID-19 International Travel Restrictions Necessitated Relocation


LOUDON, TN (July 22, 2021)—The Polyurethane Foam Association (PFA) has decided to
move is November 3-4, 2021 meeting from the Omni King Edward Hotel in Toronto, Ontario to
the Omni Charlotte, in Charlotte, NC.


This was done because of ongoing international travel restrictions imposed due to COVID-19.
“Since there is still uncertainty about travel between the U.S. and Canada this fall, members
preferred a U.S. location for this meeting,” said Russ Batson, Executive Director of PFA. “We’re
grateful to Omni Hotels and Resorts for helping us relocate to their Charlotte property so our
meeting can go forward at a first-class facility with robust attendance.”


PFA returned to in-person meetings in May, hosting its spring meeting at the Vinoy Renaissance
in St. Petersburg. About 40 people participated remotely, in part due to company travel
restrictions.


Batson predicted that in-person attendance in November will move toward pre-pandemic levels,
and noted that CertiPUR-US ® will hold its sessions live in conjunction with PFA’s November
conference. “We’ll maintain the online option for attending, but we’re eager to welcome most of
our colleagues back for food, drink and networking.”


PFA’s twice-a-year meetings include flexible polyurethane foam manufacturers, chemical
suppliers, equipment makers, and other companies supporting the industry. Discussions cover
EHS best practices, legal and regulatory activity, developments in end-user markets, and
technical innovations. A Call for Papers for the November 4 Technical Session will be sent out
shortly.


The Polyurethane Foam Association is a trade association founded in 1980 to help educate foam
users, allied industries, and other stakeholders. PFA provides facts on environmental, health and safety issues and technical information on the performance of FPF in consumer and industrial
products. FPF is used as a key comfort component in most upholstered furniture and mattress
products, along with automotive seating, carpet cushion, packaging, and numerous other
applications.


To learn more, visit www.pfa.org.