PU & Foam Training Courses
Following educational training courses will be held by well-experienced polyurethane & foam experts. These courses are aimed for chemists, engineers and technical people based in PU & foam Processing Industries.These courses will be held during 20-21 November 2018 at Sandton Convention Center. The language is ENGLISH. These are fee-based programs.

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Registration Fee: 75 US$/Course/Person
Course Schedule
Date Schedule Code Course Title Instructor
20 Nov 2018 10.00-12.00 hrs PU-40 Polymer Science and Polyurethane Chemistry Dr. Joseph Marcinko, USA
20 Nov 2018 10.00-12.00 hrs PU-41 Polyisocyanurate (PIR) Chemistry and Technology Dr. Grazyna Mitchener, UK
20 Nov 2018 10.00-12.00 hrs PU-42 High Resilient Foams Processing M A Naqi, Canada
20 Nov 2018 14.00-16.00 hrs PU-43 Use of FT-IR Techniques in Polyurethane industry Dr. Grazyna Mitchener, UK
20 Nov 2018 14.00-16.00 hrs PU-44 Flame Retardant Foams Processing M A Naqi, Canada
20 Nov 2018 14.00-16.00 hrs PU-45 Adhesion Science and Polyurethane Adhesives Dr. Joseph Marcinko, USA
21 Nov 2018 10.00-12.00 hrs PU-46 Polyurethane Thermal Insulation Products Dr. Grazyna Mitchener, UK
21 Nov 2018 10.00-12.00 hrs PU-47 Overcoming Pinhole Problems on a Maxfoam M Naqi, Canada
21 Nov 2018 10.00-12.00 hrs PU-48 Thermal Analysis of Polymers and Polyurethanes Dr. Joseph Marcinko, USA
21 Nov 2018 14.00-16.00 hrs PU-49 “Agile” New Product Development (NPD) for Polyurethane Industry Dr. Grazyna Mitchener, UK
21 Nov 2018 14.00-16.00 hrs PU-50 Foam Core Scorching M A Naqi, Canada
21 Nov 2018 14.00-16.00 hrs PU-51 Lignocellulosic Composite Adhesion and Isocyanate Adhesives Dr. Joseph Marcinko, USA

Invited Experts
Dr. Grażyna Mitchener is a director and principal consultant in Polychemtech Ltd. – a technical and business consultancy specializing in innovative PIR/PUR and other polymeric products and technologies. From 1996 to 2008 she worked for Celotex (UK), developing first in Europe PIR rigid insulation products, from initial idea to full scale manufacturing. For the first ten years of her career she was an academic researcher and lecturer in Poland, where she worked on high performance, fire and heat resistant polymers. She gained her Ph.D. in Polymer Chemistry and Technology in 1992. She is the author of 8 patents, over 30 scientific papers, several conference presentations and training workshops. For her contribution to the thermal insulation industry she was presented with the “Global Insulation Personality of 2014” award.   
Dr. Joseph Marcinko is Principal Scientist and President of Polymer Synergies LLC, and Principal Scientist for BioPolymer Technologies, Ltd. Dr. Marcinko has over 30 years of industrial R&D, research management, and academic experience. His interests and expertise are in the areas of polyurethane chemistry, biopolymers, adhesion science, composite materials, polymer characterization, solid-state NMR spectroscopy, and polymer structure-property relationships. He is an adjunct professor at Cumberland County College where he teaches Physical Science, Environmental Science, and Principles of Science. He also holds a secondary education teaching certification. Dr. Marcinko has authored over 30 publications, and has 6 patents and 7 patents pending.  
M. A Naqi is Principal consultant and President of LinQ Tech Inc. based in Canada. A graduate in Science I started my career as ‘Production Manager ‘on a continuous Foaming machine at Poly Products LLC (Oman) between 1980 -2001 while directing the company from infancy to market leader in special foams, eventually became CTO in the company. During this period added a molded foam line as well as a rebonded foam line. I have developed formulations for all kinds of special foams, including soft and super soft grades with standard polyol, a unique pre-polymer dispensing system for rebonded foam which preludes cleaning of the pump and pouring tube. Started my own consultation company in 2001 assisting producers in Canada, Middle East and Asia, teaching foam production, adjusting formulations and talking at various shows and been involved in the industry for over 30 years.