CPI's 2012 Polyurethanes Technical Conference Kicks Off Today in Atlanta
The opening ceremony keynote speech was given by ACC CEO & President Cal Dooley.
By Ryan Spencer
ATLANTA, GA–September 24, 2012–The Center for the Polyurethanes Industry (CPI) of the American Chemistry Council (ACC) has kicked off its 2012 Polyurethanes Technical Conference from Atlanta, Georgia. This conference marks the 75th anniversary of the polyurethanes industry, and SprayFoam.com was there to cover the event.
Lee Salamone, CPI's Senior Director, gave the welcome attendees to the conference in the opening ceremony. Then, CPI Conference Committee Chair Amanda Pugh set the tone for the event with the conference kick-off.
CPI Steering Committee Chair Steven Snead-Smith gave his remarks before presenting CPI's inaugural Distinguished Leadership Award to Jim Chapman of Bayer MaterialScience, Jean Kasakevich of Dow, and Roy Pask of BASF.
The 2012 Innovation Award Finalists–Boral Composites, Huntsman and Reverdia–then presented their respective innovations: TrueExterior® Trim, VITROX® composite Resins, and Biosuccinium™.
Finally, ACC CEO & President Cal Dooley gave the keynote address, highlighting not only the 75th anniversary, but also the opportunities and challenges faced by the industry, particularly chemical regulation reform and energy policy.
About 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 $760 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 American Chemistry Council: CPI promotes the sustainable development of polyurethanes. Our members are U.S. producers or distributors of chemicals and equipment used to make polyurethane or manufacturers of polyurethane products.