PTS Sessions

Processing Techniques Seminar (PTS)

Saturday, April 13, 2024 - 8:00am - 5:00pm

Basic Sessions

Basics of Hot Cast Polyurethane presented by Ryan Anderson, Fimor North America
Material types, casting methods, formulating

Introduction to PU Chemistry presented by Andy Schuster, BASF
Chemistry and Structure-Property Relationships

Safe Handling of Isocyanates and Curatives presented by Robert Czeiszperger, Anderson Development Co
Material handling and EHS best practices for prepolymers and common curatives

Failed Parts presented by Vitor Lopes, Lanxess
This presentation will englobe several cases studies for failed polyurethane parts during production or in the field, approaching exactly the issues that were seen, what was the root cause(s) and how were they found, as well as the modifications made in the processing and/or formulation to solve those issues. 

ASTM Standards in the Urethane Industry presented by Kevin Fernandes, COIM
Common ASTM methods for PU, including test equipment, specimen types, generic test procedures

Advanced Process Troubleshooting presented by Paul Waite ERA Polymers Corporation
Common sources of Issues & typical root causes

Sources of Processing Choice of Polyurethane Elastomers for Variability and Impact on Demanding Applications Parts/Properties presented by Tyler Sikorski, COIM
Stoichiometry, Temps, Post-cure, etc

Additives for Modifying Processing and Part Properties presented by Robert Czeiszperger, Anderson Development Co
This session will cover all different arenas of additives from processing aids such as catalysts, to final elastomer modifiers such as UV stabilizers and antistatic additives.

Chemistry of Bonding, Bonding Process and Troubleshooting for Bond Failures presented by Dennis Joseph, HB Fuller
Good Manufacturing Process for RTM Products and Failure Analysis

Engineering Drawings & PU Design Fundamentals presented by Matt Sennett, Lanxess
Reading drawings and info for designing PU parts

Sunday, April 14, 2024 - 8:00am - 12:00pm

Advanced Sessions

Regulations in the Polyurethane Shop presented by Chris Goeloe, Anderson Development Co
EHS and regulatory information necessary for PU processors

Automated Machine Casting & Processing Equipment presented by Dan Boshinsky Covestro
Overview of technology, choosing correct equipment, troubleshooting

Analytical Techniques for PU Failure Analysis presented by Matt Sennett, Lanxess
Analytical and investigative methods for design and part failure

Material Characterization & Engineering Properties presented by Shaun Gosselin, Gallagher Corporation
Advanced engineering properties such as dynamics, fatigue, stress/strain, etc and how to characterize

Choice of Polyurethane Elastomers for Demanding Applications presented by Ian Laskowitz, Polycoat Products
Choosing best urethane systems for various applications (dynamic, cyclic, high temp, tough environment, etc)

Schedule and topics subject to change