Center for the Polyurethanes Industry Announces Enhanced Polyurethane Professional Development Program

 Center for the Polyurethanes Industry Announces Enhanced Polyurethane Professional Development Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. – September 2, 2016 – The Center for the Polyurethanes Industry (CPI) announced new and expanded content for three courses included in the 2016 Polyurethanes Professional Development Program (PDP) Presented by the CPI Education Center, the 2016 Polyurethanes PDP features eight courses that provide industry professionals with targeted learning opportunities. The Polyurethanes PDP is part of the 2016 Polyurethanes Technical Conference, taking place September 26-28 in Baltimore, Maryland.

“For more than 10 years, hundreds of professionals have taken advantage of the unmatched learning opportunities that we offer with the Polyurethanes PDP,” said Lee Salamone, senior director of CPI. “Our 2016 program offers exciting new content, developed over the past year to help provide participants with the latest information relevant to their jobs.”

Three popular PDP courses – PU 101: Polyurethane Chemistry, PU 104A: Polyurethane Adhesives and Sealants, and PU 104B: Polyurethane Elastomers and Coatings – have been updated with new content.

  • PU 101 provides a brief background of polyurethane technology and is targeted at industry newcomers and non-technical personnel interested in learning more about the chemistry behind polyurethanes.
  • PU 104A reviews the science behind structural and flexible adhesives, sealants and binders. Professionals seeking a more in-depth look into adhesives and sealants should participate in this course.
  • PU 104B examines solid and microcellular polyurethane elastomers and polyurethane coatings and is intended for polyurethane industry professionals with technical backgrounds.

All of these courses offer attendees a more case-based learning environment along with real world examples for attendees to examine.

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CPI will also offer its popular pre-conference workshop, "Introduction to Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) Issues Relative to Diisocyanates." This four-hour course provides an in-depth review of EHS regulations, industrial hygiene, toxicology, medical surveillance and exposure controls related to the polyurethane industry.

Polyurethanes PDP courses offered in 2016 include:

Sunday, Sept. 25

  • Pre-Conference Workshop: Introduction to Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) Issues Relative to Diisocyanates
  • PU 100: Introduction to Polyurethane Industry
  • PU 101: Polyurethane Chemistry – NEW content!
  • PU 104A: Polyurethane Adhesives and Sealants – NEW content!

Monday, Sept. 26

  • PU 102: Flexible and Rigid Polyurethane Market Overview Applications
  • PU 105: Polyurethane Processing Equipment
  • PU 201: Polyurethane Raw Materials, Testing, Specifications and Performance: The Myth and the Magic
  • PU 204: Physical Testing of Polyurethane Foams

Tuesday, Sept. 27

  • PU 104B: Polyurethane Coatings and Elastomers – NEW content!

In addition to the CPI Education Center’s Polyurethanes PDP courses, the 2016 Polyurethanes Technical Conference will feature 18 technical sessions, the Polyurethane Innovation Award, and a Table Top Exhibition. For a full schedule of events, click here

To learn more and to register for the longest-running polyurethanes conference in North America, visit the conference website.

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