06/13/2014

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CPI 2014 Polyurethanes Technical Conference registration now open

"We are excited to welcome polyurethane professionals from around the world to the premier North American industry event,” said Lee Salamone, senior director of CPI. "Our conference is unique because all sectors of the polyurethanes industry and its downstream users intersect here. Our networking opportunities give participants a chance to share what they know, and our technical sessions showcase the latest news and developments in the field.” Technical sessions for all interests Conference attendees can take advantage of 14 technical sessions featuring more than 60 presentations by industry professionals and government officials. Technical sessions will cover a wide range of topics, including blowing agents; chemistry and renewables; coating and adhesives; construction; elastomers; environment, health and safety issues; flame retardants and combustibility; flexible foam; processing and composites; regulatory issues; sprayed polyurethanes; and the supply chain. Professional development opportunities For the second year, CPI will offer a pre-conference workshop titled "Introduction to Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) Issues Relative to Diisocyanates.” This special interest workshop covers fundamental concepts related to EHS regulations, industrial hygiene, toxicology, medical surveillance and exposure control. It is offered at no additional cost to registered conference attendees and will be held on Sunday, 21 September 2014 from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. Participants will walk away with a greater knowledge of the increasingly important and evolving regulations related to diisocyanate EHS. Also back by popular demand, top industry experts will once again deliver educational courses as part of CPI's Polyurethane Professional Development Program (PDP). Courses will include introduction to polyurethane chemistry; introduction to polyurethane technology; markets and applications; adhesives and sealants; coatings and elastomers; processing equipment; raw materials, testing, specifications and performance; and physical testing. Connect with industry leaders The conference also offers extensive networking opportunities, including the Industry Reception on the evening of 23 September 2014, as well as the Table Top Exhibition for companies to showcase their products and connect with prospective customers. During the conference's Closing Session on 24 September 2014, CPI will present its annual Polyurethane Innovation Award. The award is determined by votes cast by attendees during the Opening Session on 22 September 2014. Nominations for this year's award will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. EDT on 18 June 2014.

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