Membership into the Center for the Polyurethanes Industry (CPI) is open to all segments of the polyurethanes industry, including raw material producers, systems suppliers, processing machinery and equipment manufacturers, as well as users of polyurethane materials who manufacture flexible or rigid foams, coatings, adhesives, sealants or elastomers.
CPI provides a forum to address the priority issues impacting the polyurethane industry in a timely and collective fashion to help shape and sustain the industry for the future.
CPI provides a forum to communicate new and relevant technical developments and industry issues at its annual Polyurethanes Technical Conference.
CPI provides relevant and timely business statistics on the consumption of polyurethane materials in North America.
CPI updates and develops training programs, technical bulletins, industry alerts, websites and videos on worker health and safety, materials handling and disposal and translates them into multiple languages to support global product stewardship efforts.
CPI has a full-scale regulatory compliance assistance program for companies submitting toxic release inventory forms for MDI emissions.
CPI advocates for the responsible production, management and transportation of polyurethane chemicals.
CPI promotes product stewardship handling practices for the use of polyurethane products and their raw materials.
CPI identifies and initiates research projects in the flexible, rigid and thermoplastic polyurethane markets to support positive science-based positions for outreach, industry messaging and policy initiatives.
CPI educates building and fire code officials, designers, product manufacturers, users of polyurethane products and others on the benefits, safe use and handling of polyurethanes.
CPI provides a leadership role within the polyurethanes industry in facilitating the proposal, evaluation and updating of methods for analyzing polyurethane raw materials with ASTM International and ISO standards-setting bodies to harmonize methods for polyurethane raw material analysis.
CPI helps stakeholders understand the contribution the polyurethane industry and its products make to society through advertisement placements, articles and websites.
There are four types of CPI membership: Steering Membership, General Membership, Associate Membership and Affiliate Membership.
Steering Member. Steering members set the annual budget, make dues assessment determinations, and make policy decisions for CPI. The Steering Committee is comprised of companies that produce or sell in the United States diisocyanates or polyols (including but not limited to polyether, polyester and any other polyols with net sales to third parties in the United States of $10 million or above) used in polyurethane production. Additive suppliers that produce and sell polyurethane additives used in diisocyanates, polyols or polyurethane resins in the United States that elect to join the Steering Committee are eligible for membership.
General Member. General members have responsibility for conducting the activities of CPI. General Membership is comprised of companies that produce or sell in the United States polyurethane additives used in diisocyanates, polyols or polyurethane resins including companies with net sales to third parties in the United States of polyols (including but not limited to polyether, polyester and any other polyols) of less than $10 million. Companies in the General Member category may elect to join the Steering Committee and pay the Steering Committee annual dues.
Associate Member. Associate members have responsibility for participating in and providing support to the activities of CPI. Associate members are comprised of polyurethane product producers that produce or sell in the United States products made of or from polyurethane (including polyurethane systems as the majority of their business), polyurethane applicators that apply polyurethane products in end-use applications in the United States and equipment manufacturers that produce or sell in the United States machinery used in polyurethane production, the application of polyurethane products in end-use applications, or the manufacture of products made of or from polyurethanes.
Affiliate Member. Affiliate members are eligible to receive CPI member rates at the annual Polyurethane Technical Conference and on CPI products. Members in this category are not eligible to serve on CPI’s committees, work groups, or task forces.
Affiliate members are comprised of:
- Distributor—A company that buys and resells finished systems or processing machinery and equipment.
- Consultant/Marketing Companies—A company that provides these services to the polyurethanes value chain.
- R&D Company—A company which is researching new and innovative uses for polyurethane.
For more information about CPI membership, view the documents above or contact:
ACC Center for the Polyurethanes Industry
700 Second Street, NE
Washington, D.C. 20002
Phone: (202) 249-7000