Polyurethanes: Never too cool for school

American Chemistry Council’s (ACC) Center for the Polyurethanes Industry (CPI) is creating an education hub to make it easier for members to access and benefit from the wide range of services. The new hub—the CPI Education Center—will serve both industry newcomers and veterans, helping everyone stay current with the latest advances in technology, regulations and emerging issues. The CPI Education Center is an evolving resource for polyurethane professionals around the globe and throughout the value chain, to help expand their knowledge of the polyurethane industry, regardless of geographic location.

After a decade of providing industry with annual, classroom-style instruction on fundamentals related to the polyurethanes industry, we are evolving to offer more diverse learning opportunities and expand our curriculum to meet the demands of this innovative industry. While we will continue to offer Professional Development Program classes concurrently with the annual Polyurethanes Technical Conference, the CPI Education Center now adds live webinars and on-demand learning.  Users can also access CPI’s well-known product stewardship training classes and videos via the new CPI Education Center.

I’m excited about the expansion of CPI’s educational offerings in 2016.  The CPI Education Center is a platform for our members in the polyurethane industry to learn the latest innovations in a convenient user friendly way if they are unable to attend our annual Polyurethane Technical Conference.  Over the course of 2016-2017, we will offer a range of opportunities for the polyurethane industry.  I’m excited to announce that our first new webinar, “Introduction to Color Science and Colorant Technology for Urethane Applications” will be held on May 3.  And on June 14, we’ll hold a webinar to further explore “Color Selection and Control in Urethane Applications.” I view CPI’s continuing education courses as an essential service to help both CPI members and other members of the value chain expand their knowledge of the polyurethane industry.

For more information about the CPI Education Center visit its webpage at https://polyurethane.americanchemistry.com/CPI-Education-Center.

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