The Center for the Polyurethanes Industry (CPI) of the American Chemistry Council (ACC) is now accepting applications for the annual Polyurethane Innovation Award. This industry-wide competition recognizes the most inventive technologies and advancements in the polyurethanes industry. Innovators are encouraged to act quickly and submit their applications before June 15.
“Polyurethane chemistry continues to improve the quality of our lives by increasing our comfort, contributing to the durability of products, and continually improving the energy efficiency of buildings, appliances, and vehicles,” said Lee Salamone, senior director of CPI. “The Innovation Award acknowledges leaders in polyurethane industry that drive the industry forward by challenging the status quo and embracing creativity. We look forward to recognizing the latest pioneers in polyurethanes and seeing the advancements the industry has made with this incredibly durable substance over the past year.”
The winner will be announced at the 2018 Polyurethanes Technical Conference, which is slated for Oct. 1-3 at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis.
Last year, Chemours was named the winner of the 2017 Polyurethane Innovation Award for its Chemours Opteon 1100 unique hydrofluoroolefin (HFO) blowing agent used in new generation polyurethane foam insulation.
To enter the awards program, companies or individuals must submit an application no later than 5 p.m. EDT on June 15. Technologies submitted for consideration must have been brought to market between March 1, 2017 and June 15, 2018. Award entries in polyurethane chemistry may include: finished products, initiatives, training or education programs, or processes or processing equipment. Entries pertaining to a polyurethane product or polyurethane manufacture must relate to polyurethane chemistry defined as the reaction of an isocyanate with a polyol. For full terms and conditions, please see the Innovation Award submission form.