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Papers and posters to be presented at the Polyurethanes 2011 Technical Conference, held on September 26-28, 2011

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE - March 3, 2011 - The Center for the Polyurethanes Industry (CPI), of the American Chemistry Council, has issued a call for papers and posters to be presented at the Polyurethanes 2011 Technical Conference, held on September 26-28, 2011, at the Gaylord Opryland in Nashville, TN. Paper abstracts are due March 18, 2011. Poster abstracts will be accepted until August 22, 2011. Submission instructions and paper guidelines can be found on CPI’s Website, www.americanchemistry.com/polyurethane.

The Polyurethanes 2011 Technical Conference provides an opportunity to reach an audience of more than 1,000 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/machinery, cast elastomers, thermoplastic polyurethanes, integral skin, Reaction Injection Molding (RIM), binders/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, security, as well as environmental and stewardship issues, including emissions, regulatory developments, waste management and related topics. The highly successful Polyurethanes 2009 Technical Conference saw 20 authors receive awards at the conference for their papers and posters, as judged by their peers.

UPDATE: MARCH 10, 2011 -- Abstracts due March 31 for the conference in Nashville this September

WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 10, 2011) - The Center for the Polyurethanes Industry (CPI) of the American Chemistry Council has issued a call for papers and posters to be presented at the Polyurethanes 2011 Technical Conference, scheduled for September 26-28, 2011, at the Gaylord Opryland in Nashville, Tennessee. The event is the leading technical conference for the polyurethanes industry in the United States, bringing together experts throughout the field in a range of disciplines.

Paper abstracts are due March 31, 2011 (this is an extension of the original March 18 deadline previously stated on CPI’s Web site). Poster abstracts will be accepted until August 22, 2011. Submission instructions, guidelines for development of papers and templates can be found on CPI’s Web site, www.americanchemistry.com/polyurethane.

Papers and posters may address innovations and developments involving polyurethane chemistry or uses, including new polyurethane products or applications; raw material or additive innovations; or breakthroughs in equipment design or operation.

Papers and posters also may focus on issues associated with the manufacture, use, handling, transportation, disposal, and end-of-life of polyurethanes, as well as health, environmental and product stewardship issues. Regulatory and legislative topics, code and standard developments are also welcome as paper and poster topics. Awards will be presented at the conference in September to recognize outstanding papers and posters in relevant categories.

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