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PFA Call for Papers

Polyurethane Foam Association Accepting Abstracts For Technical Presentations For November 2019 Meeting


Abstract Deadline: September 15, 2019 

LOUDON, TN (August 6, 2019)—The Polyurethane Foam Association is accepting proposals for technical presentations for its Fall Technical Program, November 7, at the Brown Hotel in Louisville, KY.

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

To be eligible for presentation, papers must have a non-commercial focus and specifically address topics related to slabstock or molded flexible polyurethane foam production, raw material developments, environmental performance, occupational safety, product evaluation, novel commercial applications, or production control, and be based on actual production applications.

The deadline for submitting an abstract is September 15, 2019. To submit a proposal or for more information, please contact Russ Batson by email ( ) or telephone (865.657.9840). Three topics have already been proposed, so potential speakers are advised to act quickly.

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.


About The Polyurethane Foam Association

The Polyurethane Foam Association is a trade association founded in 1980 to educate customers and other groups about flexible polyurethane foam (FPF). This includes providing 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, packaging, medical products, and numerous other applications. To learn more, visit