Center for the Polyurethanes Industry (CPI)
Polyurethanes Contribute to Sustainability
By helping natural resources and materials last longer, polyurethanes play an important role in promoting sustainability, reducing waste, and achieving the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).Learn More
- Polyurethanes are very versatile , allowing them to solve challenging problems, be molded into unusual shapes and enhance industrial and consumer products.
- Polyurethanes are formed by reacting a polyol with a diisocyanate or a polymeric isocyanate in the presence of suitable catalysts and additives.
- Flexible polyurethane foam accounts for about 30 percent of the entire North American polyurethane market, and is used largely for bedding, furniture and in the automotive industry.
- CPI members are leaders in product stewardship and CPI creates and shares safety and health resources for most aspects of manufacturing and processing of polyurethanes.
2021 Polyurethanes Technical Conference Proceedings
This digital package contains all available posters and technical papers that were presented at the 2021 Polyurethanes Technical Conference.Learn more
Safe Handling of Methylene Diphenyl Diisocyanate (MDI) and Toluene Diisocyanate (TDI)
Two training programs designed to inform employers and employees of the potential hazards associated with the handling of MDI and TDI and best practices to minimize potential risks.Learn more
Polyurethane is a highly versatile material that is durable and lightweight and can help reduce waste and consume less energy.Learn more
Center for the Polyurethanes Industry Members
Membership in the Center for the Polyurethanes Industry (CPI) is open to all segments of the polyurethanes industry, including raw material producers, systems suppliers, processing machinery and equipment manufacturers, as well as users and distributors of polyurethane materials who manufacture flexible or rigid foams, coatings, adhesives, sealants or elastomers.