The Center for the Polyurethanes Industry (CPI) will host its 65th Polyurethanes Technical Conference to highlight the latest, innovative polyurethanes technology and discuss the most pressing issues facing the industry today. As the longest-running polyurethanes conference in North America, CPI’s annual conference convenes technical experts, industry leaders, and downstream users for a unique convergence of scientific presentations, professional networking, and regulatory insight.

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Call for Papers & Posters

Each year, the Center for the Polyurethanes Industry (CPI) issues a call for papers and a call for posters to be presented at the annual Polyurethanes Technical Conference.

The 2023 Polyurethanes Technical Conference will host paper presentations and a poster session describing the latest research and technical developments for all of the important polyurethane industry sectors. Criteria for the acceptance of technical paper and poster abstracts include originality and relevance of the topic.

Criteria and Submission

Papers and posters may address breakthrough technology in any of the example topics below:

Appliances/Cold Chain
Product Areas:
Adhesives & Sealants
Coatings & Elastomers
Flexible Foam
Rigid Foam
Thermoplastic Polyurethanes
Chemistry & Fundamentals
Renewable Content Polyols
Blowing Agents
Flame Retardants
Release Agents
Processing Innovations
Issue Areas:
Energy Efficiency
Submission Deadlines
Paper Abstract:
February 3, 2023
Final Paper & Presentation (if accepted):
June 2, 2023

Poster Abstract:
July 10, 2023


At the AwardsLuncheon of the Conference, awards are presented recognizing the best presentation of a technical paper in a technical session and the best presentation of a technical poster in its technical category. Awards for best presentation of a technical paper in a technical session are based on both technical merit and the quality and effectiveness of the presentation of the information. Best Poster awards are based on technical merit and the effectiveness of the display. Paper presentations and posters will be judged by a panel of technical and industry experts. Presentations not accompanied by a technical paper are not eligible for a Best Paper Presentation Award. CPI prides itself on a quality conference. In order to stay on schedule for the conference, authors whose abstracts have been accepted for paper submission must submit the paper, Power Point presentation and a signed copyright form no later than June 10, 2022.

Before you submit a paper or poster abstract, please read the following. . .

  • Papers and posters must be technical. Papers and posters that are commercial in nature will not be accepted.
  • All work must be original and unpublished. No materials should be submitted that have been previously presented or published or are planned to be presented before the conference.
  • All persons whose papers and posters are accepted for presentation must be paid registrants at the conference and be present at the conference. In the event a substitute will take the place of the original presenter, CPI must be notified at least four weeks prior to the meeting.
  • Each paper and poster author is limited to the submission of two paper abstracts and two posters as the primary author.
  • Any copyrighted material must be accompanied by a release authorizing duplication and display for educational purposes at meetings of CPI and for reprint by CPI in the conference proceedings. Any identifiable individuals in videos must have signed releases permitting the use of their image.
  • All papers, presentations and poster abstracts are required to undergo CPI review including review by legal counsel.
  • Non-conforming materials may be returned to the author for resubmission.

  • Your submission will not be reviewed and will be rejected if it:
  • Does not conform to the guidelines above;
  • It is not in the appropriate format;
  • Does not comply with ACC's Antitrust Guidelines, Checklist, or other requirements;
  • Is commercial in nature and contains inappropriate marketing language;
  • Contains trademarked or copyrighted images or language that you do not have permission to use;
  • Is not submitted by the deadline; or
  • Is disparaging of other technologies or chemistries.

  • For posters only: CPI will provide an 8' wide x 4' high board for your poster, with a table beneath it to distribute literature. Posters must be one piece, large enough to cover the entire poster board. Poster presenters are responsible for the shipping and installation of their posters. All posters must be installed by 10:00 AM on Monday, October 3, 2022. Posters must remain on display until the close of the conference. Poster presenters are responsible for removing their posters at the close of the conference. Upon acceptance of an abstract, you will receive complete instructions on your poster.


    Become an Exhibitor

    Be where the action is - exhibiting couldn't be easier!

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    Each table top space includes everything you need to present your company's products and services to more than 1,000 conference attendees. To ensure maximum exposure, the Table Top Exhibition will be located in the same ballroom as the Poster Session and the complimentary refreshments, and just steps away from the technical sessions.
    Exhibit space pricing:
    CPI Member - $2,795.00 per table top booth
    Non Member - $3,395.00 per table top booth

    What's Included:
    • Table Top booth space - 10' wide x 6' deep
    • Two Full Conference Badges
      (includes admission to all conference events except PDP courses – a $2,000.00 value)
    • Back and side wall pipe and drape
    • Electrical outlet
    • Six-foot draped table
    • Two chairs
    • Wastebasket
    • Company ID Sign
    • Company Listing on conference website and Mobile App

    * Drape color subject to change.

    View the 2022 Exhibitor List | Reserve a Booth

    For more information contact Mary Novack.


    The 2023 conference will take place at the

    Marriott Rivercenter
    101 Bowie Street
    San Antonio, Texas 34746

    More info about the Marriott Rivercenter

    Abstract Submission Form

    1) Complete all parts of the form below
    2) Click the SUBMIT ABSTRACT button
      For questions or assistance please contact: Mary Novack at 718-578-4658

    1) Contact Person

    First Name: 
    Last Name:
    Zip/Postal Code:
    Country (if not U.S.):
    E-mail : 
    Telephone #: 

    2) Type of abstract:

    3) Criteria

    a) Is this the first time that this material is to be presented at a formal industry gathering?
    All work must be original and unpublished. No materials should be submitted that have been
    previously presented or published or are planned to be presented before the conference.

    YES NO

    If NO, please provide details on where it was previously presented or where it is planned to be presented:

    b) Will the presentation be of interest to a large proportion of the audience? What “critical” issue does this address?

    c) What is the potential long-term benefit to the industry?

    4) Title
    Please note: If your paper/poster is accepted, this is the title that will appear on the conference website, Mobile App and other places.
    Please double-check it for accuracy.

    5) Author(s)
    Please note: If your paper/poster is accepted, the author names will appear on the conference website, Mobile App and other places.
    Please double-check them for accuracy.

    First Name
    Last Name

    6) ABSTRACT In 250-500 words, please describe your paper/poster submission.

    For Posters only: If accepted, your poster abstract will be published in the Conference Proceedings.
    Please double-check it for accuracy in grammar and spelling before submitting.
    Also, review CPI's anti-trust guidelines to avoid time-consuming edits during the legal review process.

    7) *Select up to 2 categories that you feel your abstract should be included in:
    *Final category assignment will be made by the Session Organizers and/or Poster Chair

    Session 1:

    Session 2:

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