The organizer of the UTECH trade shows, Crain Communications Inc., has announced the launch of a new polyurethane industry event for the fast-growing market in Southeast Asia. The UTECH Southeast Asia exhibition and conference will take place April 26-28, 2022, at the Saigon Exhibition & Convention Center, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. The trade show’s website is

“UTECH events are known throughout the world as the polyurethane industry’s leading forum for innovation, discovery, business opportunity, networking and learning. The rapidly expanding market for polyurethane products and systems in Southeast Asia, and Vietnam in particular, make this the obvious place to expand the UTECH brand beyond our established markets in Europe, America, China and the Middle East/Africa,” said UTECH Trade Show Director Debbie Hershfield. “We are excited to bring visitors from across the region to see all the latest in materials and technology from our global and local exhibitors, as well as showcasing learning, innovation and business opportunities in our conference sessions and on the trade show floor.”

Over the last five years Southeast Asia has rapidly grown as a manufacturer of polyurethane products. The region offers easy access to the large US market and smaller but rapidly growing local markets for polyurethane products.

There has been explosive growth in a number of polyurethane processing sectors in the region in recent years. Exports of mattresses, most commonly made from polyurethane, from Vietnam to the US have risen from 14,000 in 2014 to 3.1 million in the first nine months of 2020. Geographically, Vietnam is strategically placed between Indonesia to the south, Thailand and Malaysia to the west. The petrochemical hubs of Map Ta Phut, Thailand and Singapore are nearby for raw materials.

Visitors to UTECH Southeast Asia are expected to come from all the principle markets for polyurethane products and systems including furniture, bedding & mattresses; footwear & clothing; building & construction; automotive & transportation; aerospace; paints, coatings and adhesives; electronics; household goods and marine & offshore.

The event’s three-day conference running adjacent to the exhibition will cover the latest research, developments and challenges from leading polyurethane industry experts both globally and locally.

Companies interested in reserving exhibition space for UTECH Southeast Asia should contact UTECH Sales Director Ed Rich at

The Crain Global Polymer Group operates UTECH shows around the world. The third edition of UTECH Las Americas will be in June 2021 in Mexico City. PU China returns to Shanghai in July 2021; UTECH Europe takes place in Maastricht, the Netherlands in September 2021; and the launch edition of UTECH Middle East/Africa & Polyurethane Expo will be held in Dubai in October 2021.

The Crain Global Polymer Group provides the most extensive coverage of the plastics, urethanes, tire and rubber industries of any business publishing company worldwide through a network of trade shows, conferences, awards, newspapers and magazines. The Global Polymer Group includes the UTECH trade shows and Urethanes Technology International, Plastics News, the Plastics Recycling Show Europe, Sustainable Plastics, Plastics News China, Rubber & Plastics News, the ITEC trade show and Tire Business.

Upcoming UTECH Events Calendar

UTECH Las Americas, Centro Citibanamex, Mexico City, 29 June- 1 July 2021

PU China, Shanghai World Expo Exhibition and Convention Centre, 28-30 July 2021

UTECH Europe, MECC, Maastricht, The Netherlands, 14-16 September 2021

UTECH Middle East/Africa & Polyurethane Expo, Dubai World Trade Centre, 26-28 October 2021

UTECH Southeast Asia, Saigon Exhibition and Convention Centre, Ho Chi Minh Coty, Vietnam, 26-28 April 2022