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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 59th annual Polyurethanes Technical Conference returns to Baltimore, Maryland, from Monday, September 26, to Wednesday, September 28, 2016.

Sponsorship Opportunities Include:

Hotel Information, Hilton Baltimore

Please note the room block at the Baltimore Hilton is now sold out.

Hotel Information, Hotel Monaco

An overflow room block has been secured at the Hotel Monaco. The Hotel Monaco is 6 blocks from the Hilton. To make reservations guests should call 1.800.Kimpton (Central Reservations) and refer to American Chemistry Council CPI Overflow or by the group code: 17401003331. The negotiated rate is $229 single/double plus tax. Guests may also follow this link to the customized group page.

The overflow room block will be available until Friday, September 2.

In addition the Baltimore Marriott and Holiday Inn are directly across the street from the Hilton. Rates provided are based on their availability.

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. » Register Now! 

Call for Posters

The deadline has passed for submitting your abstracts for Technical Papers and Posters online for the 2016 Polyurethanes Technical Conference.  Technical Papers and Posters submitted addressed breakthrough technology in any of the following:

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

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

  • 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

Polyurethane Innovation Award

The Center for the Polyurethanes Industry (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 presented the most recent Innovation Award at the 2015 Polyurethanes Technical Conference at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Conference Center, Orlando, FL. » View the 2015 winner | » View the 2015 finalists

Polyurethane Professional Development Program

In addition to the technical sessions, the conference will feature CPI's 13th 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.

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Past Events:

"Our finalists this year brought more than technical advancements-they delivered an inspiring reminder of the virtually limitless potential polyurethane materials hold...We applaud Honeywell on winning the 2015 Polyurethane Innovation Award and thank them for continually exploring the boundaries of what is possible using today's best knowledge and technical capabilities."--Lee Salamone, senior director of CPI

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Jobs and Economic Impact

More than 800,000 Americans rely on jobs in the chemistry industry—earning 47 percent more than the average manufacturing wage.