WASHINGTON, DC – The Center for the Polyurethanes Industry (CPI) of the American Chemistry Council has opened the call for entries for its 2014 Polyurethane Innovation Award. This award recognizes visionary technologies in the global polyurethanes industry commercialized the previous year.

Nominations for this year’s award must be submitted to CPI no later than 5 p.m. EDT on June 18. The award winner will be announced during the 2014 Polyurethanes Technical Conference, which will be held September 22-24 at the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center in Dallas.

Award entries in polyurethane chemistry may include raw materials, finished products, initiatives, training or education programs, or processes or processing equipment. Entries pertaining to a polyurethane product or polyurethane manufacturing must relate to polyurethane chemistry, defined as the reaction of an isocyanate with a polyol.

Entries must represent innovations that have not previously been submitted for consideration for the Innovation Award and have not been available for commercial sales longer than 15 months prior to June 18, 2014.

For more information, visit http://polyurethane.americanchemistry.com/Polyurethanes-Technical-Conference/Innovation-Award.html