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Polyurethane Professional Development Program Returns at 2012 Technical Conference
The program offers unmatched education and training opportunities for industry professionals.

WASHINGTON, D.C.–July 31, 2012–Attendees at the 2012 Polyurethanes Technical Conference have an opportunity to learn from the industry's top experts during the popular Polyurethane Professional Development Program (PDP), which returns at this year's conference. Hosted by the Center for the Polyurethanes Industry (CPI), the 2012 Polyurethanes Technical Conference will take place Sept. 24 to 26 at the Omni Hotel at CNN Center in Atlanta. This is the ninth year CPI has offered the Polyurethane PDP at its annual technical conference.

"Participants in our Professional Development Program will broaden their technical knowledge and expertise as they learn from the best in our industry," said Lee Salamone, senior director of CPI. "This three-day program, which has become a staple of our technical conference, prepares attendees to tackle the latest industry issues and trends. It is a unique offering that cannot be found at any other polyurethanes conference."

The Polyurethane PDP will begin on Sunday, September 23, one day ahead of the official conference opening. During the three-day program, attendees can choose from eight seminars on a variety of topics that run concurrently with the technical conference. A detailed outline of each course is available online. This year's courses include:

  • PU 101: Introduction to Polyurethane Chemistry
  • PU 102: Introduction to Polyurethane Technology and Products
  • PU 103: Polyurethane Markets and Applications
  • PU 104A: Polyurethane Sealants, Adhesives and Binders
  • PU 104B: Polyurethane Elastomers and Coatings
  • PU 105: Polyurethane Processing Equipment
  • PU 201: Polyurethane Raw Material Testing, Specifications and Performance: "The Myth and the Magic"
  • PU 204: Physical Testing of Polyurethane Foams

Registration for the 2012 Polyurethanes Technical Conference is now open. Early bird registration with a $200 savings is available through Aug. 31. To participate in the PDP, participants must register for the conference. PDP tuition is a single payment of $150, which includes course materials, whether attending one or more courses. Participants must register for each seminar of interest to receive the appropriate training materials and are encouraged to secure their spots in the professional development program early. PDP registration and the complete course schedule are available online.

For more information on the conference, including the conference overview sponsorship opportunities, or to register, visit the CPI website. In addition, CPI will accept poster submissions through Aug. 22.

Get the latest updates and conference news on LinkedIn and Twitter. Follow @AmChemEvents and use the hashtag #PUtech to join the conversation.

About The American Chemistry Council: The American Chemistry Council (ACC) represents the leading companies engaged in the business of chemistry. ACC members apply the science of chemistry to make innovative products and services that make people's lives better, healthier and safer. ACC is committed to improved environmental, health and safety performance through Responsible Care®, common sense advocacy designed to address major public policy issues, and health and environmental research and product testing. The business of chemistry is a $720 billion enterprise and a key element of the nation's economy. It is one of the nation's largest exporters, accounting for ten cents out of every dollar in U.S. exports. Chemistry companies are among the largest investors in research and development. Safety and security have always been primary concerns of ACC members, and they have intensified their efforts, working closely with government agencies to improve security and to defend against any threat to the nation's critical infrastructure.

About Center for the Polyurethanes Industry: The Center for the Polyurethanes Industry of the American Chemistry Council promotes the sustainable growth of the polyurethanes industry. Our members are U.S. producers or distributors of chemicals and equipment used to make polyurethane or manufacturers of polyurethane products.

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