Advancing the Polyurethanes Industry
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.
CPI members have the unique opportunity to help shape the industry’s responses to key issues, access the latest information related to polyurethanes, network with industry leaders and participate in important industry decisions. CPI relies on member participation to not only represent their company’s interest, but also to recognize and address issues from an industry-wide position.
CPI provides a forum for activities that advance the polyurethane industry.
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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.
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
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