The Polyurethane Professional Development Program

Professional Development Program Class

​For almost 20 year’s CPI’s Education Center has been offering the Professional Development Program (PDP) to industry veterans and newcomers. The PDP offers unmatched opportunities for participants to increase their knowledge of the polyurethane industry through an extensive variety of courses which provides topics of interest to non-technical and technical professionals alike.

Professional Development Program Instructor

Taught by top experts from across the industry, the PDP courses range from broad introductory subjects such as PU 101: Polyurethane Chemistry to more advanced, specialized topics such as PU 201: Polyurethane Raw Materials, Testing, Specifications, and Performance: The Myth and the Magic. Join the thousands of leading suppliers, producers, and distributors of chemicals and equipment used to make polyurethane and manufacturers of polyurethane products who have attended the PDP over the years and learn about the latest standard, trends, and developments.

If you are looking to expand your knowledge and learn about the latest science-based research, new innovative technology, polyurethane elastomers, coatings, sealants and more, purchase the 2022 Professional Development Program recordings at the link below.

2022 Courses & Instructors

For the first time ever, CPI’s Professional Development Program was a hybrid program with virtual and in-person courses offered. The virtual portion of the PDP was held on Tuesdays and Thursdays during the last two weeks of the September. The remaining eight courses were offered concurrently to the 64th Polyurethanes Technical Conference from Sunday, October 2 – Tuesday, October 4, 2022.

The 2022 courses range from broad, introductory subjects to advanced, specialized topics. Learn more about each course by downloading the course outlines.

PU 100: Introduction to the Polyurethane Industry

Instructor: Yonghui Zhang, Dow
Course Date: September 20, 2022 – Virtual Course
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PU 101: Polyurethane Chemistry

Instructors: Brandon Parks and Mike Jeffries, Covestro
Course Date: October 2, 2022
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PU 102A: Flexible Polyurethane Foam Market Overview

Instructor: Chris Thiede, Dow
Course Date: October 3, 2022
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PU 102B: Rigid Polyurethane Foam Market Overview

Instructor: Fernand Saad, BASF
Course Date: September 27, 2022- Virtual Course
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PU 104A: Polyurethane Adhesives & Sealants

Instructors: Tom Willumstad and Bindu Krishan, Dow
Course Date: October 3, 2022
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PU 104B: Polyurethane Coatings and Elastomers

Instructor: Steven Reinstadtler, Covestro
Course Date: October 2, 2022
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PU 105: Introduction to Polyurethane Processing & Equipment

Instructors: John Tolley, Hennecke and Andrea Bartolini, Cannon
Course Date: October 3, 2022
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PU 106: Introduction to Composites

Instructors: Kevin Meyer, Dow and Andrea Bartolini, Cannon
Course Date: October 2, 2022
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PU 201: Polyurethane Raw Materials Testing, Specifications and Performance: "The Myth and the Magic"

Instructors: David Mullen, Rubicon and Randy Myrabo, BASF
Course Date: September 22, 2022 – Virtual Course
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PU 204: Physical Testing of Polyurethane Foam

Instructor: Sam Kharchenko, BASF
Course Date: October 4, 2022
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NEW PU 205: Life Cycle Assessments

Instructor: Mohamed Bouguettaya, BASF
More information coming
Course Date: September 29, 2022 – Virtual Course

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