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Affiliate Membership Opportunity for New Groups

WASHINGTON (February 22, 2016) - The American Chemistry Council's (ACC) Center for the Polyurethanes Industry (CPI) has added an Affiliate member category to expand the types of businesses eligible to join CPI.  The Affiliate member category includes distributors, consulting and marketing companies, and research and development companies. These companies have unique roles in key polyurethanes value chains, and they often are leading innovators in the polyurethanes industry. The benefits of membership include information on key issues through members-only News Briefs and communications related to the polyurethanes industry, as well as member rates for the annual Polyurethanes Technical Conference.

"The added Affiliate member category is a great new opportunity for companies to engage with CPI and increase business value," said Lee Salamone, senior director of CPI. "These businesses are an important part of the polyurethanes industry and we are excited to open CPI membership to even more companies in the value chain. Broadening our membership will strengthen the industry as we will have access to wider variety of viewpoints and can work with a more comprehensive group. Salamone added that CPI is a forum to address issues impacting the polyurethane industry in a timely fashion, helping to sustain the industry for the future.

For more information about CPI membership, contact Lee Krinzman at 202-249-6605, or visit the center's " Becoming a Member " page to learn more about the four membership categories offered. Affiliate membership is $2,500 annually and provides access to the annual Polyurethanes Technical Conference and other CPI products and publications at discounted member rates. Applications are available online .

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