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Professional Development Program Courses Focus on Polyurethane Raw Materials and Physical Testing

The following blog is the final segment of a five-part series regarding the Center for the Polyurethanes Industry’s (CPI) 62nd Annual Polyurethanes Technical Conference.

The 2019 Polyurethanes Technical Conference kicks off Monday in Orlando, Fla. As the longest-running polyurethanes conference in North America, close to 1,000 attendees will gather to explore table top exhibits, network with other professionals, and learn from the conference’s Professional Development Program (PDP).

Today’s blog highlights two PDP courses that examine the different properties of polyurethane raw materials and the physical testing of polyurethane foams. 

PU 201: Polyurethane Raw Materials, Testing, Specifications and Performance: The Myth and the Magic(Tuesday, Oct. 8 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.) will dive into the essential topic of demystifying polyurethane raw material testing, specifications and performance standards. This course will also examine isocyanates and polyols, as well as the various testing methods.

PU 204: Physical Testing of Polyurethane Foams (Tuesday, Oct. 8 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.) will take a deeper look into the physical testing of polyurethane foam, including individual test methods, types of standards and testing jargon. It will also provide resources for using and understanding the data derived from physical testing of polyurethane foam.

Insight from an Expert:

We asked Lee Salamone, Senior Director of CPI, what industry professionals should know about the PDP: “In addition to PDP attendees learning about the history, market and trends of polyurethane, these courses focusing on the raw materials and physical testing provide even more insight on the manufacture of these materials, their capabilities, and help address remaining questions.”

Don’t Forget…

If you haven’t already, register for the conference and take advantage of these one-of-a-kind PDP courses and the others. For a full list of the PDPs offered this year, click here or check out our new PDP FAQ to learn more about the program!

Here are few closing reminders:  

  • #PolyCon19 begins this Monday, register now and join close to 1,000 attendees from across the value chain.
  • If you’re looking to plan your schedule before arriving in Orlando, the final schedule is now available.

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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