Introduction to the Conference

UTECH 2018 will once again be held at the MECC in Maastricht and is the leading international event for the polyurethanes industry. One of the major attractions at the event is the strategic conference which, due to the success in 2015, will be bigger and busier than ever.


UTECH Europe is a three day event comprising a strategic conference and international exhibition. It is the largest gathering of polyurethanes professionals in the region.


Conference Information

UTECH Europe 2018 promises to be, as always, an innovative mix of papers on how to innovate products to meet real needs, how to open up new markets, the latest developments in raw materials, polyurethanes systems, processing equipment and manufacturing technologies. 


Speaking opportunities

If your company wants to take advantage of the opportunity to present its latest developments to key polyurethane specialists in the global marketplace - please email Donna Bushell ( to submit details.


Deadlines and Criteria

Register your initial interest by sending your name, job title, company name, paper title, contacts details and brief synopsis by 11th August, 2017

We will need your full abstract by the 15th September.

The criteria for selection of papers will include:

•             Contribution to industry knowledge base - is this truly a significant advance?

•             Timely and relevant topic - does the presentation address current or developing concerns among polyurethane industry professionals?

•             Value - will the paper highlight real progress with long-term benefits?

•             Objective – does the proposed speech offer a balanced and non-commercial perspective?

•             Originality


Speech proposals that offer significant evidence-based developments in these respects have a far higher chance of being selected for inclusion on the programme.

Speech proposals covering purely historical ground, with an overly narrow focus and those that are deemed too sales-driven in approach are likely to be rejected.



The following list of potential topics on likely aspects of interest should act a guideline – in addition, please do use your knowledge of the industry to highlight the value that you consider your paper will offer to the high-level, technical specialist audience at UTECH Europe 2018.


•             Business Strategy

•             Materials

•             Processing

•             Design

•             Legislation and Regulation

•             Sustainability

•             Research, Development and Innovation



For submissions or questions please contact Donna Bushell -




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Opening times

Tuesday 29 May 2018 10:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 30 May 2018 10:00 - 18:00
Thursday 31 May 2018 10:00 - 16:00