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The Center for the Polyurethanes Industry (CPI) of the American Chemistry Council mission is to promote the growth of the North American polyurethanes industry through effective advocacy, delivery of compelling benefits messages demonstrating how polyurethanes deliver sustainable outcomes, and creation of robust safety education and product stewardship programs.

Its members include the nation’s leading producers and distributors of chemicals and equipment used to make polyurethane and manufacture polyurethane products. CPI’s member companies supply polyurethane raw materials and additives; manufacture polyurethanes; produce machinery used in the manufacture or processing of polyurethanes; or engage in the business of applying polyurethane products in end-use applications. The top end-use markets for polyurethane consumption (in descending order) are building and construction, transportation, and furniture and bedding. CPI offers a variety of environmental, health and safety programs because polyurethane raw material suppliers and manufacturers strive to be leaders in product stewardship.

CPI helps build a stronger foundation for sustainable polyurethane chemistry by advocating for science-based research, reinforcing its commitment to environmental sustainability, fostering product health and safety, and supporting outreach and education. CPI's critical issues include combustibility; environment, health and safety; recycling and recovery; building codes and standards; energy and climate change; chemical regulation; furniture and bedding, appliances and transportation.

The business of polyurethane is a $74.3 billion enterprise and a key element of the U.S. economy. The industry directly employs nearly 230,000 Americans and operates in more than 1,000 locations across the United States. A major job creator in the United States, each job in the polyurethanes industry yields four more jobs indirectly. This is known as the multiplier effect, where the spending activity generated by an industry is used to support other industries and jobs through purchases of supplies, equipment, services, etc. and wages to employees which are spent on consumer goods and services, housing, etc.

CPI and its predecessor organizations have represented the American polyurethanes industry for more than half a century. As society and the economy change, CPI will continue to adapt and advance to meet the needs of the polyurethanes industry for the next 50 years.

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