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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.

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Last Conference: The 2017 PDP

The PDP’s courses ran concurrently with the CPI Technical Conference. CPI’s Professional Development Program was been updated with new course content. The education and training courses provided 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 provided topics of interest to non-technical and technical professionals alike. PU 100 and PU 102 interested an industry newcomer who desires a comprehensive overview of polyurethane chemistry, chemical ingredients, machinery, end-products, and markets.

All courses were taught by subject-matter experts. A complete list of PDP courses from 2017 can be found below.

Past Courses

Courses offered in 2017 range from broad, introductory subjects to advanced, specialized topics.

Sunday October 1, 2017:

Monday October 2, 2017:

Tuesday October 3, 2017:

Wednesday October 4, 2017:


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.

  • 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, Louisiana.
    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, Maryland.
    Price:  $300.00
    Member Price: $150.00


For more information, please contact Lee Salamone, (202) 249-6604, Lee_Salamone@americanchemistry.com.

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