MARCH 2009

CPI issues call for papers and posters for fall polyurethanes conference

The Center for the Polyurethanes Industry (CPI), of the American Chemistry Council, issued a call for papers and posters to be presented at the Polyurethanes 2009 Technical Conference on October 5, 2009 at the Gaylord National in Fort Washington, Maryland.

Paper abstracts are due March 2, 2009 with the deadline potentially extended dependent upon the number of submissions received.

In order to be included in the conference program, poster abstracts must be submitted by April 1, 2009, but abstracts will be accepted until September 1, 2009.

Submission instructions, paper guidelines and templates can be found at

The Polyurethanes 2009 Technical Conference represents an opportunity to reach an audience of more than 1,500 manufacturers and processors of polyurethane-based products across all industrial sectors.

Papers and posters may address innovations and developments in any area of polyurethane, including flexible slabstock, flexible molded, rigid foam, soy-based polyols, polyurethane waterborne dispersions, equipment/machinery, cast elastomers, thermoplastic polyurethanes, integral skin, 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 2008 Technical Conference saw 22 authors receive awards at the conference for their papers and posters, as judged by their peers.