2018 Processing Techniques Seminar (PTS)

PMA 2018 Annual Meeting &
Processing Techniques Seminar (PTS)

PTS: Saturday, May 5th & Sunday, May 6th
Meeting: Sunday, May 6th - Tuesday, May 8th


BASIC Session: Saturday, May 5th 2018

7:15-8:00am: Rregistration and Breakfast for PTS Attendees

8:00-8:45am: Chemistry of Polyurethane Elastomers
Phani Nagaraj, Dynatect Ro-Lab, Inc.

8:45-9:30am: Diisocyanate and MOCA (Curative) Health and Safety
Steve Seneker, Anderson Development Co

9:30- 10:00am: Plasticizers in the Polyurethane Industry
Mick Funderburg, Eastman Chemical

10:00-10:15am: Break   

10:15-10:45am: Effects of Stoichiometry on Cast Polyurethane Properties
Scott Archibald, Coim USA Inc

10:45-11:15am: Urethane Degradation
Johnathan Cribb, LANXESS

11:15- 11:45am: Surface Preparation and Bonding for Polyurethane
Erin Chludzinski, Lord Corp

12:00-1:00pm: Lunch for PTS Attendees

1:00-1:30pm: Processing Cast Polyurethanes with Automated Machinery
Ron Fuest, State Mix Ltd

1:30- 2:00pm: Pigments and Case Studies in Urethane Elastomers
Erik Espling, P.A.T. Products Inc.

2:00-2:30pm: Mold Releases and Mold Cleaning Agents
Jim Ressler, Anderson Development Co

2:30-2:45pm: Break

2:45-3:15pm: ASTM Standards Used In The Cast Urethane Industry
Kevin Fernandes, Coim USA Inc

3:15- 3:45pm: Choice of Polyurethane Elastomers for Demanding Applications
Priyesha Biswas, LANXESS

3:45-4:15pm: Reducing Scrap
Linda Katz, Molded Dimensions, Inc.

4:15-5:00pm: Advanced Troubleshooting
George Papamanuel, Era Polymers Pty Ltd


ADVANCED Session: Sunday, May 8th 2016

7:15-8:00am: Registration & Breakfast for PTS Attendees  

8:00-8:30am: Regulations in the Polyurethane Shop
Chris Goeloe, Anderson Development Co

8:30-9:00am: Design of Experiments (DOE)
Stephanie Strazisar, Covestro, LLC

9:00-9:30am: Process & Raw Material Quality Control in Cast Polyurethane Elastomers
David Obetz, DMB Technology

9:30-10:00am: Polyesters in PU
Scott Archibald, Coim USA Inc

10:00-10:15am: Break           

10:15-10:45am: Advanced Polyurethane Chemistry and Morphology
Steve Seneker, Anderson Development Co

10:45-11:15am: Material Characterization and Engineering
Shaun Gosselin, Gallagher Corporation

11:15-11:45am: FEA for Urethane Elastomers
Dick Palinkas, Coim USA Inc


Plant Managers, Design Engineers, Owners, Research & Development Engineers, Foremen, and front-line personnel who handle specific, complex challenges associated with urethane production.


This two-day hands-on training opportunity for polyurethane industry professionals is designed to provide an interactive learning atmosphere where attendees can meet with industry experts in a casual, yet informative setting.

Each day is designed specifically for the basic or advanced polyurethane professional. Attendance for both days should be considered based on the attendee’s experience level.


Basic Sessions: Saturday, May 5, 2018 from 7:15 am - 5:00 pm
(includes breakfast and lunch)

Advanced Sessions: Sunday, May 6, 2018 from 7:15 am - 12:00 pm
(includes breakfast only)


The PTS is FREE to PMA members!!

The PMA now offers the PTS FREE to two attendees from a member’s company who register in advance.

PMA member: 1st and 2nd attendee FREE

PMA member: 3rd or more only $149 each

Non-members: $649 before March 25th; $699 before April 15th; $749 after April 15th

There will be no discounted fees to attend only one day of the PTS. Breakfast and lunch will be included on Saturday and breakfast will be included on Sunday. Please note, attendees must be registered in advance.

Questions? Please contact the PMA Office at 414-431-3094 or info@pmahome.org