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PFA Call for Papers

Polyurethane Foam Association Accepting Abstracts For Technical Presentations For May 2018 Meeting

Abstract Deadline March 2

LOUDON, TN (February 2, 2018)— The Polyurethane Foam Association is accepting abstracts for technical presentations for its spring Technical Program, May 24, at the Renaissance 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. Individuals interested in presenting should submit a short summary (abstract) of the intended content with your request to make a presentation.

The request with abstract should be sent no later than March 2, 2018 to Bob Luedeka, PFA Executive Director ( Based on a program that includes at least six technical papers, the presentations will be scored to compete for a $500 Technical Excellence Award provided by the Herman Stone Family Endowment. Deadline for submitting an abstract or summary of proposed presentation is March 2, 2018

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