September 3-5, 2014 - UTECH China -  Dorf Ketal will be exhibiting at UTECH China in Shanghai to promote its Unilink® and Clearlink® crosslinker and chain extender amine technologies used in polyurea and polyurethane coatings and elastomers.

UTECH Asia / PU China will return to the Shanghai New International Expo Centre on 3 - 5 September 2014. This international exhibition is the largest gathering of polyurethane professionals in the region. The event offers your company a prime opportunity to target this buoyant growth market.

Shanghai sits at the heart of the Chinese polyurethanes market, with many large suppliers basing their Chinese operations in the area. The Chinese PU market is one of the largest in the world and its PU growth exceeds that of its GDP. The main driver of the Chinese market is an expanding middle class creating increased demand for construction, furniture, bedding and domestic appliances. China is also the world's largest producer of synthetic leather and foot-ware materials and has the largest automotive market in the world.

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June 15-17, 2014 – NLGI 81st Annual Meeting -  Ralph Beard, New Business Development Manager at Dorf Ketal was the featured industry speaker at the NLGI 81st Annual Meeting June 15-17, 2014 in Palm Beach Gardens, FL. Ralph’s presentation focused on the new undergraduate minor in tribology and lubrication science at Auburn University and how the Auburn minor differs from other more research directed academic efforts.   

The NLGI Annual Meeting is the highlight event of the organization. The NLGI Annual Meeting offers education, cutting edge scientific & technical information and is a great place to meet and network with industry professionals from around the world.

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June 4-5, 2014 - UTECH North America - June 4-5, 2014 - Dorf Ketal exhibited at UTECH North America in Charlotte, NC to promote its Unilink® and Clearlink® crosslinker and chain extender amine technologies used in Polyurea and polyurethane coatings and elastomers.

“Exhibiting at UTECH North America was a very energizing experience for the Dorf Ketal Speciality Catalyst team,” said Ralph Wagner, Director of Marketing and New Business Development, Dorf Ketal Speciality Catalyst. “We met new and existing customers and greater insight into how Tyzor®, Unilink® and Clearlink® can meet the growing need for replacing tin catalysts.”

UTECH North America offered suppliers to the polyurethane market the opportunity to showcase their products, meet potential customers and source new business. Whilst visitors saw the latest products and technologies available, sourced new suppliers and learned about key issues in the conference.

The global polyurethanes market is expected to reach $55 billion by 2016, while the raw materials market (MDI and TDI) is expected to reach $22 billion. The main centers of this market are in North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific. The US polyurethanes market has an output of $19.4 billion, operates in 935 locations and generates 202,000 jobs.