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PFA Call for Papers

Polyurethane Foam Association Accepting Abstracts For Technical Presentations For November 2017 Meeting

Abstract Deadline September 8, 2017

LOUDON, TN (August 8, 2017)— The Polyurethane Foam Association is accepting abstracts for technical presentations for its fall Technical Program, November 2, at the Wyndham Bayside Hotel in San Diego, CA.

Authors must submit an abstract with request for presentation. Presentations will be 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, technical papers should specifically address topics related to slabstock or molded flexible polyurethane production, raw material developments, environmental performance, product evaluation, novel commercial applications, or manufacturing methods and control, and be based on actual production applications without a sales message focus.

Deadline for submitting an abstract or summary of proposed presentation is Sept. 8, 2017.

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.

For more information, visit, or to submit a proposal contact Bob Luedeka, PFA Executive Director, by email ( or telephone (865.657.9840).