WASHINGTON (July 8, 11:45 a.m. ET) — The Center for the Polyurethanes Industry (CPI) has changed its Polyurethanes Professional Development Program to include an expanded section on CASE (coatings, adhesives, sealants and elastomers) applications.
The enhanced program will be part of the Polyurethanes 2011 technical conference, which takes place Sept. 26-28 at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel in Nashville, Tenn.
CPI, part of the American Chemistry Council, said the program's three introductory courses – PU 101, PU 102 and PU 103 – have been scheduled to allow beginners to attend one introductory course each day, in response to student feedback.
In addition, the previously one-day PU 104 CASE course has been expanded into two full-day seminars to enable attendees to achieve a greater understanding of each polyurethane application, the association said.
The PU 104 courses have also been scheduled to allow participants to attend both the conference's elastomers and footwear, and CASE technical sessions.
“The Polyurethanes Professional Development Program offers an unmatched education and training opportunity for the global polyurethanes industry,” said Lee Salamone, senior director of CPI. “The changes to this year's PDP schedule allow attendees to get the most out of the conference.”
Kicking off one day ahead of the official conference opening, the Polyurethanes PDP will begin on Sunday, Sept. 25, and offers eight seminars taught by industry experts. The classes cover topics ranging from introductory PU chemistry and technology to physical testing and raw materials.