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Deadline Approaching for 2012 Polyurethanes Technical Conference
The conference advance program highlights cutting-edge technical presentations.

WASHINGTON, D.C.–August 14, 2012–Deadlines are fast approaching to submit poster abstracts, register for the Polyurethane Professional Development Program and receive discounts on conference registration and hotel reservations. Hosted by the Center for the Polyurethanes Industry (CPI) of the American Chemistry Council (ACC), the 2012 Polyurethanes Technical Conference will take place Sept. 24 to 26 at the Omni Hotel at CNN Center in Atlanta.

"We're looking forward to great attendance and dozens of technical sessions at this year's conference," said Lee Salamone, senior director of CPI. "Attendees can look forward to learning about the latest issues and trends from our industry's leaders, as well as numerous networking opportunities to meet with experts and colleagues."

Poster Abstracts
Poster abstracts for this year's conference must be received by August 22. Showcased over the course of the three-day conference, posters address a variety of issues, including breakthrough technologies in the polyurethane market or chemistry, developing markets such as medical or fiberboard, or advancements in product areas such as rigid foam insulation or coatings. Posters may also highlight environmental and stewardship issues, such as product emissions and end-of-life management. More information about submitting posters is available online.

Polyurethane Professional Development Program (PDP)
Attendees have an opportunity to learn from the industry's top experts during this unmatched education and training opportunity. Course topics include introductory polyurethane chemistry; introductory polyurethane technology and products; markets and applications; sealants, adhesives and binders; elastomers and coatings; processing equipment; raw material testing, specifications and performance; and physical testing of polyurethane foams.

Onsite PDP registration is available, but professionals interested in attending this year's program are encouraged to register for each seminar of interest before August 31 to ensure course availability. 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. PDP registration and detailed outlines of each course are available online.

Conference and Hotel Discounts
Attendees can save $200 with early conference registration until August 31. In addition, book your room at the Omni Hotel at CNN Center by August 31 to take advantage of the discounted group rate. To register for the conference or to reserve your hotel room, please use the links provided below.

Featuring more than 60 technical presentations, this year's Polyurethanes Technical Conference provides leaders and professionals with an opportunity to learn about the latest innovations, technical developments and issues affecting the global polyurethanes industry. Several sponsorship opportunities, including table top exhibition space, are still available. For more information on the conference, including the conference advance program, or to register, visit the CPI website.

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 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 The Center for the Polyurethanes Industry of the ACC: CPI 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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