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Polyurethane Foam Association Will Hold November Conference in Charlotte


The Polyurethane Foam Association (PFA) has decided to move its November 3-4, 2021 meeting from the Omni King Edward Hotel in Toronto, Ontario to the Omni Charlotte, in Charlotte, NC. 

This was done because of ongoing international travel restrictions imposed due to COVID-19. 

“Since there is still uncertainty about travel between the U.S. and Canada this fall, members preferred a U.S. location for this meeting,” said Russ Batson, Executive Director of PFA. “We’re grateful to Omni Hotels and Resorts for helping us relocate to their Charlotte property so our meeting can go forward at a first-class facility with robust attendance.” 

PFA returned to in-person meetings in May, hosting its spring meeting at the Vinoy Renaissance in St. Petersburg. About 40 people participated remotely, in part due to company travel restrictions.  

Batson predicted that in-person attendance in November will move toward pre-pandemic levels, and noted that CertiPUR-US® will hold its sessions live in conjunction with PFA’s November conference. “We’ll maintain the online option for attending, but we’re eager to welcome most of our colleagues back for food, drink and networking.”  

PFA’s twice-a-year meetings include flexible polyurethane foam manufacturers, chemical suppliers, equipment makers, and other companies supporting the industry. Discussions cover  EHS best practices, legal and regulatory activity, developments in end-user markets, and technical innovations. A Call for Papers for the November 4 Technical Session will be sent out shortly.


About the Polyurethane Foam Association:

The PFA is a trade association founded in 1980 to help educate foam users, allied industries, and other stakeholders. PFA provides facts on environmental, health and safety issues and technical information on the performance of FPF in consumer and industrial products. FPF is used as a key comfort component in most upholstered furniture and mattress products, along with automotive seating, carpet cushion, packaging, and numerous other applications.

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