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PFA Call for Papers

Abstract Deadline: March 25, 2016
— The Polyurethane Foam Association is accepting proposals for technical presentations for its spring Technical Program, May 26, at the Renaissance Vinoy resort 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
To be eligible for presentation, papers must have a non-sales focus and specifically address topics related to slabstock or molded flexible polyurethane production, raw material developments, environmental performance, product evaluation, novel commercial applications, or production control, and be based on actual production applications.
Deadline for submitting an abstract for proposed presentation is March 25, 2016.
To submit a proposal or for more information, please contact Bob Luedeka by email ( or telephone (865.657.9840).

$500 Technical Excellence Award
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.

Discounted rooms will be available for reservation beginning March 1, 2016.

Meeting Schedule
PFA Industry Issues Session – Wednesday May 25, 2015
General Business Meeting & Technical Program – Thursday May 26, 2015

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