Polyurea Development Association (PDA) honored two companies with Platinum Poster Awards during its Ninth Annual Conference February 12-15, 2008, at the Hyatt Regency in Atlanta, GA. The Platinum Poster Awards for both the best project and best new product development were presented at the Annual Conference awards banquet.

The Platinum Project Award is geared toward companies that apply polyurea, and focuses on a specific job or application that displays the exceptional properties of polyurea. The 2008 Platinum Project Award winner was Polyval Coatings for its poster, “Changi Waste Water Waterproofing Polyurea Project.”

The Platinum Development Award is geared toward advancements in polyurea technology, and recognizes the most significant development in the polyurea industry in the past year. New polyurea formulations, equipment advancements, new technology or application innovations are all candidates for this award. The 2008 Platinum Development Award winner was Specialty Products, Inc. (SPI) for its poster, “New Generations of Chemical Resistant Polyurea.”

All future PDA poster awards will be named after the late Tom Davis of Visuron Technologies, a long-time pioneer in the polyurea industry and a valuable addition to the Polyurea Development Association.

The next PDA Platinum Poster Awards will be held during the 2009 Annual Conference scheduled in Albuquerque, NM, in March 2009. For more information, visit www.pda-online.orgor call PDA at 816.221.0777.