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In 2018, UTECH North America will present its first Newsmaker of the Year Award. The award recognizes an individual who has contributed significantly to the North American polyurethanes industry in 2017 or 2018. This can apply to business improvements, environmental or sustainability improvements, or even community service and philanthropic efforts. 

Criteria and Nominations

Nominations will be accepted for the Newsmaker of the Year Award via the UTECH North America website.

Nominees must be executives based in North America (Canada, U.S. and Mexico) who work within the polyurethanes industry.

Nominees can work for OEMs, supplier companies, design or engineering firms, material suppliers, machinery companies or consultants. 

A candidate may nominate him or herself, or be nominated by a colleague, manager or supervisor.

The final deadline for nominations is July 15, 2018. 

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When will the winner be announced?

The winner will be chosen by Urethanes Technology International editorial staff with insight considered from industry sources and will be notified by July 30, 2018.

The winner will be honored at a ceremony in Charlotte, North Carolina, at UTECH North America 2018 (September 11-13). 

Any questions?

Get in touch with Simon Robinson at or call +44 7714 137 181. Please ensure the subject of your email is ‘Newsmaker of the Year Award’.



September 11, 2018 | 10am - 6pm


September 12, 2018 | 10am - 6pm


September 13, 2018 | 10am - 4pm

Connecting polyurethane buyers, producers, suppliers and equipment
manufacturers from across America and around the world.