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PFA Call for Papers


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

Abstract Deadline March 10

LOUDON, TN (January 27, 2017)— The Polyurethane Foam Association is accepting abstracts for technical presentations for its spring Technical Program, May 25, 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

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 manufacturing methods and control, and be based on actual production applications.

Deadline for submitting an abstract or summary of proposed presentation is March 10, 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).