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CPI now accepting entries for the 2014 Polyurethane Innovation Award

For more than 75 years great minds have contributed to the advancement of the polyurethanes industry. Are you one of those innovators? The Center for the Polyurethanes Industry (CPI) of the American Chemistry Council sponsors an award program to honor your innovation before hundreds of your polyurethanes industry peers.

CPI is now accepting 2014 Polyurethane Innovation Award nominations. This annual award will be presented at the 2014 Polyurethanes Technical Conference on September 22 – 24, at the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center in Dallas.

Flashback to 2013

The 2013 Polyurethanes Technical Conference featured 68 technical presentations, 55 table top exhibits, 27 poster presentations and eight Professional Development Program courses.  Romeo RIM, Inc., the winner of the 2013 Polyurethane Innovation Award, won for its “Class A, In-mold Decorated Long Fiber Injection.” Romeo RIM, Inc. will be showcasing its winning innovation at the 2014 Polyurethanes Technical Conference.

Participate in 2014

First, find out if your innovation is eligible (below) and submit your entry here. CPI must receive nominations for this year’s award no later than 5:00 p.m. EDT on June 18. Incomplete or late submissions will not be considered.

After all of the entries are received, a panel of expert judges will select three finalists. These three finalists will present their innovations at the opening session of the conference and participants will vote for the winner. The winner will be announced on the final day of the conference at the closing session.


Award entries pertaining to a polyurethane product or polyurethane manufacture are required to relate to polyurethane chemistry, which is expressly defined as the reaction of an isocyanate with a polyol. Innovations in polyurethane chemistry may include finished products, initiatives, training or education programs, or processes or processing equipment.

All entries for the 2014 award are required to represent new innovations that have not been previously submitted for the Innovation Award and have not been available for commercial sales longer than 15 months prior to June 18, 2014.

Click here for the award rules and entry form. Good luck!

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