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North America's Premier Polyurethanes Industry Event Coming to Phoenix

WASHINGTON (June 3, 2013) - Registration is now open for the 2013 Polyurethanes Technical Conference, hosted by the Center for the Polyurethanes Industry (CPI) of the American Chemistry Council (ACC). The 2013 Polyurethanes Technical Conference will take place Sept. 23 to 25 at the  Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel in Phoenix.  Click here to register today.

"This conference is the premier event in North America for professionals from across the polyurethanes industry to come together to discuss the latest innovations and advancements," said Lee Salamone, senior director of CPI. "Attendees can look forward to more than 70 technical presentations highlighting the most recent advances in technology and chemistry as well as networking opportunities where they can discuss the current state of the industry."

Early Registration Discount Through Aug. 30

Conference attendees can save $200 with early registration, which is available through Friday, Aug. 30. To register for the conference, visit the CPI Website .

Hotel reservations should be made directly through the Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel by calling (602) 262-2500. To receive the group rate, please reference the Polyurethanes Technical Conference when making your reservation.

More Than 70 Technical Presentations

The conference features 16 technical sessions and more than 70 technical presentations about the latest industry innovations and developments. This year's topics include appliance and energy critical applications; automotive; chemistry and fundamentals; coatings and footwear; construction; elastomers; environment, health and safety; flame retardants and combustibility; flexible foam; processing innovations; renewables; spray polyurethane foam; supply chain symposium; and sustainability.

Expanded Educational Opportunities

Conference attendees will learn from the industry's top experts during CPI's popular Polyurethane Professional Development Program (PDP). PDP courses cover a range of topics, including introduction to polyurethane chemistry; introduction to polyurethane technology; markets and applications; adhesives and sealants; coatings and elastomers; equipment; raw materials; physical testing; and environment, health and safety.

CPI is also offering a new pre-conference workshop entitled "Introduction to Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) Issues Relative to Diisocyanates," on Sunday, Sept. 22. The workshop, taught by industry experts, will help industry professionals understand the fundamental concepts of EHS regulations, industrial hygiene, toxicology, medical surveillance and exposure controls. This event is free to all registered conference attendees.

Connect with Industry Leaders

The conference also offers extensive networking opportunities, including the Industry Reception on the evening of Sept. 24, and the Table Top Exhibition for companies to showcase their products and connect with prospective customers.

During the conference's closing session on Sept. 25, CPI will present its annual Innovation Award. Nominations for this year's award will be accepted until 5 p.m. EDT on June 18.

In addition, CPI will release its biennial End-Use Market Survey on the Polyurethanes Industry and key findings of the report will be presented during the closing session of the conference. The survey provides a breakdown of polyurethane production by type and by major end-use market for the United States, Canada and Mexico. This year's presentation will highlight changes in the North American market since the release of the 2010 survey data, as well as offer some insights into the global industry. This year's presentation of 2012 findings will highlight changes since the 2010 data was presented and offer some insights regarding the global picture as well.

Sponsorships Still Available

Several sponsorship opportunities are still available and offer companies high visibility to leading decision makers and innovators at one of the industry's premier events. A variety of sponsorships, including technical sessions and Table Top Exhibit spaces, are still available.

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