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Center for the Polyurethanes Industry Education Center

The CPI Education Center helps professionals understand developments in the polyurethanes industry—from new research, innovative technology, regulatory actions, and topics in chemistry, measurement and performance. Take advantage of these opportunities to gain critical insight and expertise on a number of technical and professional topics in the polyurethanes industry.

The nation’s leading suppliers, producers, and distributors of chemicals and equipment used to make polyurethane and manufacturers of polyurethane products serve as CPI Education Center instructors. Our education programs are an important step to understanding developments in polyurethane products from new science-based research, new innovative technology, polyurethane elastomers, coatings, sealants, and much more.

CPI’s Education Center offers unmatched opportunities for participants to increase their knowledge of the polyurethane industry no matter where they are in their career. Our courses are designed to keep industry professionals on top of the latest standards, trends, and developments by offering three convenient ways to learn:

Live Webinars 

  • Interactive 60 – 90 minute training
  • Convenient
  • Taught by industry experts
  • Recordings and webinar materials made available to all attendees
  • Member and non-member rates available

Professional Development Program

taught concurrently with the annual Polyurethanes Technical Conference

  • One registration fee to attend all PDPs
  • In-person and hands-on
  • Network with colleagues in your field
  • Taught by experts from across the industry
  • Courses range from introductory to advanced, specialized topics
  • Hosted at the same time as annual Polyurethanes Technical Conference

Other Educational and Training Resources Available from CPI

Travel Honoraria

  • Available to Masters or Ph.D. students in a relevant scientific discipline related to polyurethanes
  • Opportunity to present your research at the annual Polyurethanes Technical Conference
  • Monetary award provided to offset travel expenses
  • Countless networking opportunities with hundreds of experts from across the PU value chain
  • Professional development opportunity for students looking to enter the PU industry