The Automotive Industry is challenged to produce more fuel-efficient, lower weight vehicles to help meet CAFE regulations, which are becoming increasingly strict. Polyurethane materials are proven to offer a number of advantages over conventional metal and polymer components, by offering strength at lower density and faster cycle times, or the ability to create lightweight parts. At the same time, there is a parallel requirement for automakers to increase the amount of renewable content in their vehicles. Polyurethanes offer many solutions that can significantly increase the renewable portion of many components.
The conference was attended by 110 global delegates from PU end users such as Ford to OEM automotive suppliers for foams, PU coatings, elastomers and raw material suppliers.