Polyurethanes award nominations face
August 4 deadline
Arlington, VA— The Alliance for the Polyurethanes
Industry (API) issued a call for entries for 2006 Polyurethane “Innovation
Award” nominations and has expanded this year’s award
program to include three categories – Pioneering, Products
Finalists will be selected and winners will be
announced at the API Polyurethanes 2006 Technical Conference, “Experience
New Heights,” held in Salt Lake City, Utah, September 25-27.
“Discovering new and brilliant applications
is an integral part of our industry, and this year’s award
program will shine the spotlight on products and technologies that
have made history in the past, as well as those that will continue
to aid in the advancement of polyurethanes well into the future.”
says Dick Mericle of API.
API Innovation Award categories are described
- Pioneering Category: Product-Technology Innovations from 1937
- Products Category: End Use/Finished Product Innovations from
1988 to present.
- Technology Category: Technology Innovations (chemistry, processing,
etc.) from 1988 to present.
Companies or individuals interested in entering
the award program must submit an application no later than 5:00
p.m. EDT on August 4, 2006. A panel of four judges representing
a cross section of polyurethanes experience and knowledge, and representing
industry and industry associations, will evaluate all submissions
and choose finalists for each category.
Finalist entries will be on display at the Polyurethanes
2006 Technical Conference, and attendees will have a chance to cast
one vote per category for the entry that they believe demonstrates
the most innovative use of polyurethanes. The results will be announced
on Wednesday, September 27, 2006, during the closing session of