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Register Now for the 2020 Virtual PDPs!

In light of the current situation, the Professional Development Program will be offered as a virtual series for the first time ever this fall! Beginning Wednesday, September 30, 2020 and running through Friday, November 13, 2020 CPI will be offering 12 virtual PDP webinars on Wednesdays and Fridays from 11 am – 1 pm ET. These online webinars will be taught by industry experts and will continue the Professional Development Program’s mission of increasing attendees’ knowledge of the polyurethane industry.

History of CPI Professional Development Program (PDP)

CPI’s Professional Development Program (PDP), which has been going strong for over 17 years, 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.

A registration fee of $150 to access the entire series and course materials will apply for CPI members and non-members.

Registration is Now Open!

PDP Course Offerings

Expand your knowledge of polyurethane with the help of top experts from across the industry. These 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 201: Polyurethane Raw Materials, Testing, Specifications, and Performance: The Myth and the Magic.

» Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about the Professional Development Program (PDP)

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.

CPI continues to develop new courses including the newest course PU 106: Composites which was offered for the first time in 2019. This new half-day course covers: resins, fibers, processing techniques, and applications.

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

This Year’s Courses and Instructors

Courses offered in 2020 range from broad, introductory subjects to advanced, specialized topics. Learn more about each course by downloading the course outlines.

Fees

Whether attending one or more courses, PDP tuition is a flat fee of $150. This fee includes course materials and access to all Professional Development Program courses offered.

Register Today! This flat fee covers registration for all Professional Development Program courses offered. 

Past PDP Programs

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

  • 2019 Polyurethane Professional Development Program (flash drive)
    The flash drive contains presentations shared during the 2019 Polyurethane Professional Development Program at the 2019 Polyurethanes Technical Conference held October 7-9 in Orlando, FL. 
    Price:  $300.00
    Member Price: $150.00

  • 2018 Polyurethane Professional Development Program (flash drive)
    The flash drive contains presentations shared during the 2018 Polyurethane Professional Development Program at the 2018 Polyurethanes Technical Conference held October 1-3 in Atlanta, GA. 
    Price:  $300.00
    Member Price: $150.00

Contact

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

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