ARLINGTON, VA – The Center for the Polyurethanes Industry (CPI), of the American Chemistry Council, has extended its deadline for the call for papers and posters to be presented at the Polyurethanes 2010 Technical Conference. The deadline for submitting technical paper abstracts for the conference has been extended to March 8, 2010, at 5:00 p.m. EDT. Poster abstracts will be accepted until Sept. 1, 2010. Submission instructions, paper guidelines and templates can be found on CPI’s Website, www.americanchemistry.com/polyurethane.
The Polyurethanes 2010 Technical Conference will take place Oct. 11–13, 2010, at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, TX. The conference, in partnership with UTECH North America, provides an opportunity to reach an audience of more than 1,500 manufacturers and processors of polyurethane-based products across all industrial sectors. Papers and posters may address innovations and developments in any polyurethane area, including flexible slabstock, flexible molded, rigid foam, soy-based polyols, polyurethane waterborne dispersions, equipment and machinery, cast elastomers, thermoplastic polyurethanes, integral skin, reaction injection molding (RIM), binders and fillers, coatings, adhesives, sealants, and more.
CPI also encourages paper and poster submissions on breakthrough technology and innovations in polyurethane markets or chemistry, developing markets such as medical and fiberboard, and product areas such as rigid foam insulation or coatings. Presentation submissions also may focus on issues such as combustibility, transportation, recreation and security, as well as environmental and stewardship issues including emissions, regulatory developments, waste management, and related topics.