CPI issues call for papers and posters

Poster abstracts will be accepted until 22 August 2011. Submission instructions and paper guidelines can be found on CPI's website, www.americanchemistry.com/polyurethane.

According to the CPI, the Polyurethanes 2011 Technical Conference provides an opportunity to reach an audience of more than 1,000 manufacturers and processors of polyurethane-based products across all industrial sectors. Papers and posters may address innovations and developments in any polyurethane area, including flexible slabstock, flexible moulded, rigid foam, soy-based polyols, polyurethane waterborne dispersions, equipment/machinery, cast elastomers, thermoplastic polyurethanes, integral skin, Reaction Injection Molding (RIM), binders/fillers, coatings, adhesives, sealants and more.

CPI also encourages paper and poster submissions on breakthrough technology and innovations in polyurethane markets or chemistry, developing markets such as medical and fiberboard, and product areas such as rigid foam insulation or coatings. Presentation submissions also may focus on issues such as combustibility, transportation, recreation, security, as well as environmental and stewardship issues, including emissions, regulatory developments, waste management and related topics.The Polyurethanes 2009 Technical Conference saw 20 authors receive awards at the conference for their papers and posters, as judged by their peers.