The Center for the Polyurethanes Industry (CPI) will host its 60th Polyurethanes Technical Conference to highlight the latest, innovative polyurethanes technology and discuss the most pressing issues facing the industry today. As the longest-running polyurethanes conference in North America, CPI’s annual conference convenes technical experts, industry leaders, and downstream users for a unique convergence of scientific presentations, professional networking, and regulatory insight.




Call for Papers and Posters

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.

The 2017 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.





Criteria and Submission

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

Applications:
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
Submission Deadlines
Paper Abstract:
March 17, 2017
Final Paper (if accepted):
June 30, 2017

Poster Abstract:
August 4, 2017

SUBMIT ABSTRACT


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 no later than June 30, 2017.

Before you submit a paper or poster abstract, please read the following. . .


  • Papers and posters must be technical. Papers and posters that are commercial in nature will not be accepted.
  • All work must be original and unpublished. No materials should be submitted that have been previously presented or published or are planned to be presented before the conference.
  • All persons whose papers and posters are accepted for presentation must be paid registrants at the conference and be present at the conference. In the event a substitute will take the place of the original presenter, CPI must be notified at least four weeks prior to the meeting.
  • Each paper and poster author is limited to the submission of two paper abstracts and two posters as the primary author.
  • Any copyrighted material must be accompanied by a release authorizing duplication and display for educational purposes at meetings of CPI and for reprint by CPI in the conference proceedings. Any identifiable individuals in videos must have signed releases permitting the use of their image.
  • All papers, presentations and poster abstracts are required to undergo CPI review including review by legal counsel.
  • Non-conforming materials may be returned to the author for resubmission.

  • Your submission will not be reviewed and will be rejected if it:
  • Does not conform to the guidelines above;
  • It is not in the appropriate format;
  • Does not comply with ACC's Antitrust Guidelines, Checklist, or other requirements;
  • Is commercial in nature and contains inappropriate marketing language;
  • Contains trademarked or copyrighted images or language that you do not have permission to use;
  • Is not submitted by the deadline; or
  • Is disparaging of other technologies or chemistries.

  • For posters only: CPI will provide an 8' wide x 4' high board for your poster, with a table beneath it to distribute literature. Poster presenters are responsible for the shipping and installation of their posters. All posters must be installed by 10:00 AM on Monday, October 2, 2017. Posters must remain on display until the close of the conference. Poster presenters are responsible for removing their posters at the close of the conference. Upon acceptance of an abstract, you will receive complete instructions on your paper or poster.



    SUBMIT ABSTRACT




    Venue

    The 2017 conference will take place at the
    New Orleans Marriott in New Orleans, Louisiana.

    More info about the New Orleans Marriott

    New Orleans Marriott

    555 Canal Street
    New Orleans, LA 70130








    Abstract Submission Form

    Instructions:
     
    1) Complete all parts of the form below
    2) Click the SUBMIT ABSTRACT button
     
      For questions or assistance please contact: Mary Novack at 718-578-4658


    1) Contact Person

    First Name: 
    Last Name:
    Company:
    Address:
    City:
    State/Province:
    Zip/Postal Code:
    Country (if not U.S.):
    E-mail : 
    Telephone #: 


    2) Type of abstract:
    Poster

    3) Criteria

    a) Is this the first time that this material is to be presented at a formal industry gathering?
    All work must be original and unpublished. No materials should be submitted that have been
    previously presented or published or are planned to be presented before the conference.


    YES NO

    If NO, please provide details on where it was previously presented or where it is planned to be presented:



    b) Will the presentation be of interest to a large proportion of the audience? What “critical” issue does this address?



    c) What is the potential long-term benefit to the industry?




    4) Title
    Please note: If your poster is accepted, this is the title that will appear in the Final Program, website and other places.
    Please double-check it for accuracy.



    5) Author(s)
    Please note: If your poster is accepted, the authors names will appear in the Final Program, website and other places.
    Please double-check them for accuracy.


    First Name
    Last Name
    Company/Affiliation
    1.
    2.
    3.
    4.
    5.
    6.

    6) ABSTRACT In 250 words or less, please describe your poster submission.

    For Posters only: If accepted, your final poster abstract will be published in the Conference Proceedings.
    Please double-check it for accuracy in grammar and spelling before submitting.
    Also, review CPI's anti-trust guidelines to avoid time-consuming edits during the legal review process.



    7) *Select up to 2 categories that you feel your abstract should be included in:
    *Final category assignment will be made by the Session Organizers and/or Poster Chair

    Session 1:

    Session 2:





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