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The Center for the Polyurethanes Industry’s annual Polyurethanes Technical Conference, the longest-running polyurethanes conference in North America, offers the unique convergence of industry expertise, professional networking, and regulatory insight. Fostering both technical and professional development, the Polyurethanes Technical Conference is the premier destination to preview the polyurethanes technology of tomorrow and key information for today.

The 60th annual Polyurethanes Technical Conference comes to New Orleans, Louisiana, from Monday, October 2, to Wednesday, October 4, 2017.

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The Conference

The exciting networking events hosted by industry leaders and an unbeatable lineup of technical education sessions will showcase the most important and powerful topics our industry has to offer.

Our session speakers include some of the brightest minds in emerging polyurethanes technology, and our regulatory speakers hail from governing bodies from North America and beyond. From professional development and technical discussions about chemistry, to big-picture analysis and key learning’s about recent industry trends, the Polyurethanes Technical Conference proves that the longest-running polyurethanes conference in North America is also the most innovative.

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You may submit your poster for the 2017 Technical Conference now (deadlines below). Posters can be submitted online and should address breakthrough technology in any of the following (Note: posters do not need to be limited to the topics below.)

  • Applications: Automotive, Appliances/Cold Chain, Construction, Furnishings, Recreation, Clothing, Medical, Packaging

  • Product Areas: Adhesives & Sealants, Coatings & Elastomers, Binders, Flexible Foam, Rigid Foam, Thermoplastic Polyurethanes, Agriculture 

  • Chemistry: Chemistry & Fundamentals, Diisocyanates, Renewable Content Polyols, Blowing Agents, Flame Retardants, Release Agents, Catalysts

  • Process: Processing Innovations, Equipment

  • Issue Areas: Combustibility, EHS, Energy Efficiency, Sustainability/Recyclability, Transportation

Final Paper and Presentations are due June 30, 2017.
Poster Abstracts are due August 4, 2017.

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CPI Travel Honoraria:

The deadline for 2017 has passed. Please contact Lee Krinzman for more information, Lee_Krinzman@americanchemistry.com

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CPI Conference Testimonial:

“In the past, we had to do a sales job to schedule appointments with our contacts and interest them in samples of our products. In 2016, we had almost continuous foot traffic at our exhibit booth and many potential customers were requesting samples of us. It was a great ice-breaker and opportunity to start talking mutual value right away.”

--Rob Hart, Head of R&D, The Shepherd Chemical Company

Polyurethane Innovation Award

CPI is proud of our industry’s continued leadership in innovative solutions and advances in technology. Each year, CPI sponsors the Polyurethane Innovation Award program, which highlights the role that innovation plays in the polyurethane industry and recognizes companies and individuals whose vision and perseverance bring new products, technologies and initiatives to the marketplace. CPI will present this year’s Innovation Award at the 2017 Polyurethanes Technical Conference at the New Orleans Marriott, New Orleans, LA October 2-4, 2017. » Learn More

Polyurethane Professional Development Program

In addition to the technical sessions, the conference will feature CPI's 14th annual Polyurethane Professional Development Program (PDP). Course topics may include introductory polyurethane chemistry; technology; markets and applications; adhesives, sealants and binders; coatings and elastomers; equipment; raw materials, testing, specifications and performance; and physical testing of foams.  » Learn More

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