Exclusively Available at the 2016 Polyurethanes Technical Conference
History of CPI Professional Development Program (PDP)
CPI’s Professional Development Program (PDP), which has been going strong for over 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 manufactures 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 2016 PDP
Expand your knowledge of polyurethane with the help of top experts during this year’s PDP. The PDP’s courses run concurrently with the CPI Technical Conference. CPI’s Professional Development Program has been updated with new course content. 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.”
This 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. Similarly, PU 104A and B have been revised for 2016 and may appeal to those who work in specialized polyurethane fields, such as coatings, adhesives, sealants, and elastomers (CASE).
All courses are taught by subject-matter experts. A complete list of PDP courses can be found below.
This Year’s Courses
Courses offered in 2016 range from broad, introductory subjects to advanced, specialized topics such as::
|The PDP provides targeted learning opportunities for both industry newcomers and veterans...It’s just one more way that the Polyurethanes Technical Conference brings value to our industry. We’re always striving to provide opportunities that keep industry professionals on top of the latest standards, trends, and developments.. |
--Lee Salamone, senior director of CPI
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. Participants must register for each PDP course of interest to receive the appropriate training materials.
Past PDP Programs
In order to purchase any of the below materials, please complete our order form.
- 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, Maryland.
Member Price: $150.00
- 2015 Polyurethane Professional Development Program (flash drive)
The flash drive contains presentations shared during the 2015 Polyurethane Professional Development Program at the
2015 Polyurethanes Technical Conference held October 5 – 7 at the Gaylord Palms Resort in Orlando, Florida.
Member Price: $150.00
For more information, please contact Lee Krinzman, (202) 249-6605,
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