ASME Metro Detroit Section: Polyurethane Foams: Current Advances and Future Perspectives for Automotive Applications

December 15 4:00PM - December 15 5:00PM, 2022

15 December 4:00 - 15 December 5:00, 2022

Thursday - Thursday
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As a continuing commitment to provide our members and their associates with the most up to date industry related technical data, ASME Metro Detroit Section Is sponsoring a Virtual event via Zoom covering Polyurethane-Based Foams in the Automotive Market. This market was valued at $10,710.0 million in 2020 and is expected to reach $19,798.3 million by 2031, growing at a CAGR of 5.77% between 2021 and 2031. The ecosystem of the polyurethane-based foams in automotive markets comprises automotive seating manufacturers, automotive panel manufacturers, OEM manufacturers, and end users. Some major features of polyurethane-based foam make its adoption preferable in the automotive industry, such as light in weight, durable, versatile, recycled, and excellent sound absorbing and vibration dampening qualities. Our Presenters will be: Sandeep Tamrakar & Owen Li. Sandeep Tamrakar is a Research Engineer at Ford's Research and Innovation Center with the responsibility of research and development of sustainable/natural fiber reinforced polymer composites for interior and under hood applications. He has authored more than 15 peer-reviewed publications and has presented in more than 20 conference proceedings. He has more than 12 years of experience in polymer composites in the areas of fiber matrix interfaces, viscoelastic behavior, high strain rate characterization and durability analysis of composite materials. He received a Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering from University of Maine and a PhD degree in Civil Engineering from University of Delaware. Owen Li is a researcher in Ford's Advanced Polymer Technologies group. His area of focus is development of advanced and sustainable polyurethane foams for seating, under hood, and battery applications. Prior to joining Ford, he researched sustainable personal heating and cooling devices at UC Berkeley’s Center for the Built Environment. He received a BS in Mechanical Engineering from The University of California, Berkeley. Topics covered include: Significance of polyurethane foam, Research on sustainable polyols options, Sustainable and advanced fillers, Flash graphene, Boron nitride and Graphite recycled from batteries. PDH available.

Venue & Location

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Virtual event on December 15, 2022 at 4:00pm Eastern Time

Event Host

ASME Metro Detroit - Detroit, MI, USA

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This event is being organized by volunteers of the ASME section.

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