Each year, the Center for the Polyurethanes Industry (CPI) issues a call for papers and a call for posters to be presented at the annual Polyurethanes Technical Conference. Our Technical Conference is one of the premier industry events for manufacturers and processors of polyurethane-based products as well as producers and suppliers of downstream and end use polyurethane products in North America. The 2015 Polyurethanes Technical Conference will host paper presentations and a poster session describing the latest research and technical developments for all of the important polyurethane industry sectors. Criteria for the acceptance of technical paper and poster abstracts include originality and relevance of the topic.

Papers and posters may address breakthrough technology in any of the example topics below:

  • Automotive
  • Appliances/Cold Chain
  • Construction
  • Furnishings
  • Recreation
  • Clothing
  • Medical
  • Packaging
  • Product Areas:
  • CASE
  • Adhesives & Sealants
  • Coatings & Elastomers
  • Binders
  • Flexible Foam
  • Rigid Foam
  • Thermoplastic Polyurethanes

  • Chemistry:
  • Chemistry & Fundamentals
  • Diisocyanates
  • Renewable Content Polyols
  • Blowing Agents
  • Flame Retardants
  • Release Agents
  • Catalysts
  • Process:
  • Processing Innovations
  • Equipment

  • Issue Areas:
  • Combustibility
  • EHS
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Sustainability/Recyclability
  • Transportation
  • At the Closing Session of the Conference, awards are presented recognizing the best presentation of a technical paper in a technical session and the best presentation of a technical poster in its technical category.

    Awards for best presentation of a technical paper in a technical session are based on both technical merit and the quality and effectiveness of the presentation of the information. Best Poster awards are based on technical merit and the effectiveness of the display. Paper presentations and posters will be judged by a panel of technical and industry experts. Presentations not accompanied by a technical paper are not eligible for a Best Paper Presentation Award.

    CPI prides itself on a quality conference. In order to stay on schedule for the conference, authors whose abstracts have been accepted for paper submission must submit the paper, Power Point presentation and a signed copyright form by no later than June 15, 2015.