CHICAGO — Organizers of UTECH North America 2020, the independent polyurethanes conference and trade show taking place on May 19-21, 2020, announced a call for papers to be presented during its three-day conference in Chicago.

This biennial conference is one of the largest gatherings of buyers, sellers, academics and professionals within the North American polyurethanes market. It addresses key issues, trends, opportunities and technologies across the industry.

Speakers are encouraged to submit papers on a range of topics relevant to the polyurethanes industry, including sustainability, automotive innovations, machinery and processing, flexible foam developments, rigid foam developments, CASE (coatings, adhesives, sealants and elastomers), blowing agents, regulations, research and development trends, and polyurea.

Individuals or organizations wishing to present a paper at the UTECH North America 2020 conference should complete a brief online form that includes contact information, a short abstract of the session topic and speaker bio. The online speaker form is available at

Submissions should be received by Friday, Dec. 20 to qualify for consideration.

Individuals with questions related to the call for papers or the conference scope should contact Joseph Pryweller, Conference Director, at

UTECH North America 2020 will feature keynote speaker Michael Andrews, Director of Advanced Development at Reebok. Andrews will address advancements in the footwear market and the impact on foam materials.

UTECH North America is among the largest gatherings of polyurethanes professionals in North America. The 2020 show will take place at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center in Chicago. It is the region’s only trade show and conference that is 100% polyurethanes, covering all end markets and uniting manufacturers and buyers across the entire supply chain. The three-day trade show attracts exhibitors from a broad cross-section of the industry. Confirmed 2020 exhibitors include Wanhua, ESCO Group, Honeywell, Chromaflo Technologies, Chem-Trend, Ekosystem, plus many more.

For more information about UTECH North America 2020, go to