CPI celebrates tenth anniversary of Polyurethane PDP

"Each year, CPI's Polyurethanes Technical Conference features unsurpassed educational opportunities for industry professionals,” said Lee Salamone, senior director of CPI. "Throughout the entire PDP, both seasoned polyurethane professionals and those new to the industry have the chance to learn valuable information that can be applied every day in their work.”

The Polyurethane PDP will begin on Sunday, 22 September 2013, one day ahead of the official conference opening, and run through Tuesday, 24 September 2013. Participants can choose from eight courses, which are taught by subject-matter experts and run concurrently with the technical conference. This year's courses include:

PU 101: Introduction to Polyurethane ChemistryPU 102: Introduction to Polyurethane TechnologyPU 103: Polyurethane Markets and ApplicationsPU 104A: Polyurethane Adhesives and SealantsPU 104B: Polyurethane Coatings and ElastomersPU 105: Polyurethane Processing EquipmentPU 201: Polyurethane Raw Materials, Testing, Specifications and Performance: The Myth and the MagicPU 204: Physical Testing of Polyurethane Foams
These courses range from broad, introductory subjects to advanced, specialized topics. Non-technical attendees and industry newcomers may be interested in courses such as PU 102 and PU 103, which provide comprehensive information about polyurethane chemical ingredients, an overview of chemical machinery, polyurethane end-products and the industry's different markets. Meanwhile, PU 101 offers attendees a greater understanding of polyurethane chemistry itself, and PU 105 provides an overview of the machinery and engineering behind creating polyurethane products. Courses such as PU 104 A and B are designed for professionals who have specific specializations, such as in fields related to coatings, adhesives, sealants and elastomers (CASE). PU 201 and PU 204 feature intermediate and advanced topics. For example, PU 204 covers testing methods for different types of foam products and is geared toward chemical and product manufacturers.

Registration for the 2013 Polyurethanes Technical Conference is now open. Attendees can save USD 200 by registering by 30 August 2013, and must register for the conference in order to participate in the PDP. PDP tuition is a single payment of USD 150, which includes course materials, whether attending one or more courses. Participants must register for each PDP course of interest to receive the appropriate training materials. PDP registration and the complete course schedule are available on CPI's website.