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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 63rd annual Polyurethanes Technical Conference will be held in Denver, Colorado, from Tuesday, October 5, to Thursday, October 7, 2021.

The Conference

The annual Polyurethanes Technical Conference offers exciting networking events hosted by industry leaders and an unbeatable lineup of technical education sessions. These technical sessions showcase the most important and powerful topics our industry has to offer. Papers and posters presented showcase breakthrough technology in areas across the industry including:

  • Applications: Automotive, Appliances/Cold Chain, Construction, Furnishings, Recreation, Clothing, Medical, Packaging 
  • Product Areas: Adhesives & Sealants, Coatings & Elastomers, Binders, Flexible Foam, Rigid Foam, Thermoplastic Polyurethanes, Agriculture, Composites
  • Chemistry: Chemistry & Fundamentals, Diisocyanates, Renewable Content Polyols, Blowing Agents, Flame Retardants, Release Agents, Catalysts
  • Process: Processing Innovations, Equipment
  • Issue Areas: Fire Safety, Environment, Health and Safety (EHS), Energy Efficiency, Sustainability/Recyclability, Transportation, Regulatory Challenges

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.

CPI Travel Honoraria:

Building upon CPI’s decade-long effort to expand access to the industry’s educational resources, CPI is thrilled to offer a travel honoraria for students pursuing their Masters of PhD in polyurethane chemistry. Student recipients of this award present a technical paper or poster and attend the Polyurethanes Technical Conference. Promoting PU-specific education programs and encouraging students to consider careers in in the polyurethane industry is critical for the future of the polyurethanes industry.

Candidates will be notified of their acceptance in April 2021.

Sponsorship Information:

Information about 2021 sponsorship opportunities is coming soon!

CPI AwardPolyurethane Innovation Award

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 will this year’s Innovation Award at the 2021 Polyurethanes Technical Conference at the Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center in Denver, CO on October 5-7, 2021.

The 2021 Innovation Award Application will be available March 29, 2021!

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