Microban is thrilled to be confirmed as the Industry Reception Sponsor for the Spring Polyurethane Foam Association (PFA) meeting. The bi-annual meeting will be held May 25-26th in St. Petersburg, Florida, where leaders across the flexible polyurethane foam industry will join together to discuss market trends and innovations, hear from key technical experts and reconnect with one another.
This exciting time of fellowship and collaboration for foam professionals will be packed with influential updates and reports to help advance the industry. Themes include regulatory updates, challenges, sales trends and advancements across the floor covering, commercial furniture, automotive and footwear industries, as well as general legal counsel and supply chain reports. Brian Domitrovic, Ph.D., author, and economic history buff, will be the event's keynote speaker.
Microban to deliver technical presentation on antimicrobial solutions for automotive foams
The spring PFA meeting will also feature a series of sessions delivered by industry technical experts, including Dr. Mai Ha, Senior Product Development Engineer at Microban. Dr. Ha, Microban in-house foam expert, will be sharing her unparalleled knowledge and insights through her presentation entitled "Improved Passenger Experience in Automotive Interiors with Antimicrobial Foam Solutions."
Addressing concerns surrounding sustainability, durability and quality of foams, Dr. Ha will explore ways automotive foams can be manufactured to resist microbial growth caused by regular contaminants. As rideshare and public transportation systems become more prominent, added cleanliness features continue to grow in importance to many consumers, with 80% citing concern about stains and odors inside vehicles. Automotive OEM's who adopt lasting antimicrobial treatments for vehicle interiors are answering the call to elevate passenger experience and automotive brand perceptions.
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Key Speaker Details
Dr. Ha is a Senior Product Development Engineer at Microban International. She has been a key engineer in customer focused projects and new product development. Her knowledge in incorporated polymeric products brings a unique skillset to Microban partners. She obtained her B.S. degree in Polymeric Material Engineering from Polytechnique University in Vietnam and has been working with polymers since 2002. In 2006, she received her M.Sc. degree from University of Oklahoma after working with emulsions and emulsion polymerization. Subsequently, she moved to the University of Houston and obtained her Ph.D. in nanocomposites and polymer blends. She has been with Microban since 2011.