WASHINGTON, DC – Registration is now open for the 2014 Polyurethanes Technical Conference, hosted by the Center for the Polyurethanes Industry (CPI) of the American Chemistry Council (ACC). The conference will take place September 22-24, 2014, at the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center in Dallas.

Conference attendees can take advantage of 14 technical sessions featuring more than 60 presentations by industry professionals and government officials. Technical sessions will cover a wide range of topics, including blowing agents; chemistry and renewables; coating and adhesives; construction; elastomers; environment, health and safety issues; flame retardants and combustibility; flexible foam; processing and composites; regulatory issues; sprayed polyurethanes; and the supply chain.

For the second year, CPI will offer a pre-conference workshop titled "Introduction to Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) Issues Relative to Diisocyanates." The workshop covers fundamental concepts related to EHS regulations, industrial hygiene, toxicology, medical surveillance and exposure control. It is offered at no additional cost to registered conference attendees and will be held on Sunday, September 21, from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. Participants will walk away with a greater knowledge of the increasingly important and evolving regulations related to diisocyanate EHS.

Also back by popular demand, top industry experts will once again deliver educational courses as part of CPI’s Polyurethane Professional Development Program (PDP). Courses will include introduction to polyurethane chemistry; introduction to polyurethane technology; markets and applications; adhesives and sealants; coatings and elastomers; processing equipment; raw materials, testing, specifications and performance; and physical testing. For a $200 fee, participants may attend as many courses as they desire.

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