Spray polyurethane foam, while a high-growth and versatile material in its own right, is just one component of the larger polyurethanes industry. The scope and breadth of the industry shows that polyurethane is indeed a miracle molecule. Beyond spray foam’s role in our walls and ceilings, polyurethanes are broadly interlinked with numerous aspects of everyday life, from our attire and household products, to our buildings and transportation. And like any industry, polyurethanes need a forum in which to showcase advancements, share insights, and promote innovation. With events in Europe, Asia, and North America, UTECH positions itself as one of the premier global polyurethanes events, and for June 2014, the conference made its way to Charlotte, North Carolina.
June is when the summer heat really starts to take hold in Charlotte, and that was evident upon arrival; even at night, the humidity was tangible. Fortunately, the Charlotte Convention Center provided a climate-controlled environment for the trade show and the conference, both of which took place side-by-side in the main exhibit hall.