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The following blog is
a segment of a five-part series regarding the Center for the Polyurethanes Industry’s
(CPI) 62nd Annual Polyurethanes Technical Conference.
One of the most anticipated and asked about portions of the
Polyurethanes Technical Conference this October is the Professional
Development Program (PDP). These educational and training courses offer
in-depth discussion and hands-on instruction for both polyurethane veterans and
Professional Development Program Highlights: PU 102A and
Continuing our inside look at the different PDP courses offered,
exploring the 102 series, which is geared towards industry newcomers who desire
a comprehensive understanding of flexible polyurethane foam and the rigid
PU 102A: Flexible Polyurethane Market Overview (Monday, Oct. 7, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.) provides an overall look at the flexible polyurethane foam market, the chemistry of flexible polyurethane, and different foam test methods. Participants can learn about the raw materials that make up flexible polyurethane foam, how they’re processed, and how flexible foam is used in a variety of different applications. PU 102B: Rigid Polyurethane Foam Market Overview (Monday, Oct. 7, from 1 p.m. and 5 p.m.) presents a chance to learn about the characteristics of rigid polyurethane foam. The course starts with an introduction on what rigid foam is, followed by the physical testing of its flame retardant performance, and concludes with outlining its different application technologies.
Insight from an Expert
We asked Lee Salamone, Senior Director of CPI, what industry
professionals should know about the PDP:
“In order to keep moving the polyurethanes industry forward,
we must continue to educate and innovate. CPI offers these courses each year as
part of our commitment to increase our collective knowledge, share ideas, and
make our industry stronger. These courses are led by the best experts in their
respective fields, ensuring a top-flight learning experience and continued
excellence in instruction that keeps participants coming back each year.”
Keep checking back for more insight like this from Lee and
other conference stakeholders as we review more PDP courses. But for those who
haven’t yet locked in their plans to attend this year’s conference, here are a
couple of closing reminders:
To follow along with all the happenings at this year’s
conference, find us on Twitter
@AmChemistry and on LinkedIn.
Use #PolyCon19 to join the conversation!
About the Polyurethanes Technical Conference
The Center for the Polyurethanes Industry’s
annual Polyurethanes Technical Conference, the longest-running polyurethanes
conference in North America, offers the unique convergence of industry
expertise, professional networking, and regulatory insight. Fostering both
technical and professional development, the Polyurethanes Technical Conference
is the premier destination to preview the polyurethanes technology of tomorrow
and key information for today. To view the agenda click here.
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