PDA Europe 2008 Annual Conference
2nd Successful PDA Europe Annual Conference
From 18 to 20 November 2008, about 130 attendees came to Vienna and contributed to a second successful annual conference. The event provided an update on the latest developments in the polyurea industry.
The educational courses were very well attended and appreciated: “Introduction to Polyurea” lead by Dominique Smits, Kelin Bower and Dudley Primeaux II, and “Surface preparation of metal and concrete” lead by Bernd Dietz and Dominique Smits.
The table top display in the hotel foyer gathered the latest news and exhibits from Bayer MaterialScience, CPi Foam, Gama, Graco, Huntsman, Nitroil, Polycraft, Rema Tip Top and Thor.
The main day of the conference took place in the impressive ballroom of the Parkhotel Schoenbrunn and contained the latest raw materials news and application case studies from Europe and around the world.
A practical demonstration for joint filling on different substrates was held by Gebhard Rauter from Fastsetpowerunits, who demonstrated the practical use of a polyurea based joint filler (Polyvers) in combination with a Gama “Easy Spray”, equipment with static-mixing gun.
A very lively evening reception took place in the Viennese Fuhrgassl-Huber Winery, gathering all participants in a traditional friendly and enjoyable Austrian atmosphere.
The last day of the conference included a field trip to the Vienna Zoo, where the enclosures of the rhinos and the elephants were coated with polyurea.
The conference also hosted the PDA Europe Annual Meeting, where several new board members were elected. Bernd Dietz, Rema Tip Top, took over the presidency for 2009 from Marc Broeckaert.
PDA Europe is looking forward to welcoming you to another successful event in Europe, during the third week of November 2009! More details will follow soon.