Exclusively Available at the 2018 Polyurethanes Technical Conference

History of CPI Professional Development Program (PDP)

CPI’s Professional Development Program (PDP), which has been going strong for more than a decade, consists of educational and training courses that provide unmatched opportunities for participants to increase their knowledge of the polyurethane industry. The PDP provides unparalleled learning opportunities for both industry newcomers and veterans. CPI strives to provide opportunities that keep industry professionals on top of the latest standards, trends and developments.

CPI’s PDP attendees include the nation’s leading suppliers, producers and distributors of chemicals and equipment used to make polyurethane and manufacturers of polyurethane products. Our PDP program is the building block for members and non-members of CPI to understand developments in polyurethane products from new science-based research, new innovative technology, polyurethane elastomers, coatings, sealants and much more.

The 2018 PDP

Expand your knowledge of polyurethane with the help of top experts during this year’s PDP, with courses running concurrently with the CPI Technical Conference. The education and training courses provide opportunities for participants to increase their industry knowledge and range from broad introductory subjects such as “PU 100: Introduction to Polyurethane Industry” to advanced, specialized topics such as “PU 204: Physical Testing of Polyurethane Foams.”

The extensive variety of courses provides topics of interest to non-technical and technical professionals alike. PU 100 and PU 102 may interest an industry newcomer who desires a comprehensive overview of polyurethane chemistry, chemical ingredients, machinery, end products and markets.

All courses are taught by subject-matter experts. A complete list of PDP courses can be found below.

Registration is now open!

This Year's Courses

Courses offered in 2018 range from broad, introductory subjects to advanced, specialized topics.

Sunday September 30, 2018:

Monday October 1, 2018:

Tuesday October 2, 2018:


Whether attending one or more courses, PDP tuition is a flat fee of $250 in addition to regular conference registration; this fee includes course materials.

Past PDP Programs

In order to purchase any of the below materials, please complete our order form.

  • 2017 Polyurethane Professional Development Program (flash drive)
    The flash drive contains presentations shared during the 2017 Polyurethane Professional Development Program at the 2017 Polyurethanes Technical Conference held October 1-3 at the New Orleans Marriott in New Orleans.
    Price:  $300.00
    Member Price: $150.00

  • 2016 Polyurethane Professional Development Program (flash drive)
    The flash drive contains presentations shared during the 2016 Polyurethane Professional Development Program at the 2016 Polyurethanes Technical Conference held September 26 – 28 at the Baltimore Hilton in Baltimore.
    Price:  $300.00
    Member Price: $150.00


For more information, please contact Elizabeth Bailey, (202) 249-6605, Elizabeth_Bailey@americanchemistry.com.

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