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PFA Week

2016-17 Meetings


May 24 -May 26, 2016

PFA General Business Meeting and Technical Program

Meeting Location:
Vinoy Renaissance Hotel & Resort
501 5th Avenue NE
St. Petersburg, FL

Pre-meeting session: An Introduction to the Flexible Polyurethane Foam Industry

Meeting Registration is open. Discounted hotel room cut-off was May 3. Register for hotel online: Vinoy Registration Or call: 888-303-4430 Additional nearby hotels include: Hampton Inn (Downtown), Marriott Courtyard (4th Street N), and The Birchwood.

PFA Meeting Registration Form – For Members
Non-Member Registration Form

Register to attend the Introduction to the Flexible Polyurethane Foam Industry session. This first-time overview and industry training session is offered at no charge for newcomers and seasoned veterans and is funded by industry suppliers. Paid registration is required for all other PFA sessions. PFA Member meeting registration is $350 for manufacturing members, federated members and associate/supplier members in good standing. Non-member registration is available for $1,200. All registration fees include spouse at no extra charge. For PFA membership information, please call the PFA office 865-657-9840.

After payment is received, a receipt will be provided via e-mail. Registration badge will be available for pick-up at the meeting registration desk.

May 2016 PFA Meeting Schedule

Tuesday May 24, 2016

1:00 PM – 5:00 PM An Introduction to the Flexible Polyurethane Foam Industry (see program / download program)-
Pre-registration required, no cost (Use this form to register for the introductory session.)

Wednesday, May 25, 2016
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM CertiPUR-USĀ® Meeting – Open to all

2:00 PM – 5:00 PM Industry Issues Forum – Paid registration required

Thursday, May 26, 2016
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM General Business Meeting
– Paid registration required

Keynote speaker:
Thaddeus Rex


"Science of Charisma"
Branding expert Thaddeus Rex helps manufacturers utilize the Science of Charisma to better connect with millennials. He has been honored to work with companies like Butterball, Australian Gold, Rotary International and many more. He learned early, while on the cast of an Emmy Award Winning PBS show, the power of persona, and went on to create and tour stage shows full-time across America. Known for generating unique ideas with contagious enthusiasm, business leaders began requesting help for their own companies years ago.Thaddeus created a special preview to encourage your participation. You won't want to miss this!

2:30 PM – 5:00 PM – Technical Program Agenda with Abstracts Paid registration required

  • Responsible Management of Waste Foams Mixed with Flame Retardants – Green Science Policy Institute
  • Update: Modification of the ASTM E-1428 Pink Stain Test Method – Lonza
  • Development of FPF with Improved Environmental Profile to Meet Stringent Flammability Tests – Fogg, Reimann, Shen
  • Performance Comparisons of Renewable Resource Polyols for FPF – Emery Oleochemicals

6:00 PM – 7:30 PM Industry Cocktail Reception – Paid registration required

May 2016 Technical Program Proceedings on CDROM
You may pre-order proceedings for the May 2016 Technical Program for shipment by June 20, 2016. ($50 in the US – $55 outside US)