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The Polyurethane Professional Development Program

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Recordings and Course Materials from the 2021 Professional Development Program are Now Available!

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In light of the current situation, the Professional Development Program was offered as a virtual series this spring. From Tuesday, May 4, 2021 and running through Tuesday, June 15, 2021 CPI offered 12 virtual PDP webinars on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11 am – 1 pm ET. Each online webinar was taught by industry experts and continued the Professional Development Program’s mission of increasing attendees’ knowledge of the polyurethane industry. If you were unable to attend this year’s virtual PDPs, you can now purchase the 12 webinar recordings. Click here for more information.

History of CPI Professional Development Program (PDP)

CPI’s Professional Development Program (PDP), which has been going strong for over 18 years, consists of educational and training courses that provide unmatched opportunities for participants to increase their knowledge of the polyurethane industry. The PDP provides unparalleled learning opportunities for both industry newcomers and veterans. CPI strives to provide opportunities that keep industry professionals on top of the latest standards, trends, and developments.

CPI’s PDP attendees include the nation’s leading suppliers, producers, and distributors of chemicals and equipment used to make polyurethane and manufacturers of polyurethane products. Our PDP program is the building block for members and non-members of CPI to understand developments in Polyurethane products from new science-based research, new innovative technology, polyurethane elastomers, coatings, sealants, and much more.

A registration fee of $250 to access the entire series and course materials will apply for CPI members and non-members.

PDP Course Offerings

Expand your knowledge of polyurethane with the help of top experts from across the industry. These education and training courses provide opportunities for participants to increase their industry knowledge and range from broad introductory subjects such as PU 100: Introduction to Polyurethane Industry to advanced, specialized topics such as PU 201: Polyurethane Raw Materials, Testing, Specifications, and Performance: The Myth and the Magic.

This extensive variety of courses provides topics of interest to non-technical and technical professionals alike. PU 100 and PU 102 may interest an industry newcomer who desires a comprehensive overview of polyurethane chemistry, chemical ingredients, machinery, end-products, and markets.

CPI continues to develop new courses including the newest course PU 106: Composites which was offered for the first time in 2019. This course covers: resins, fibers, processing techniques, and applications.

All courses are taught by subject-matter experts. A complete list of the PDP courses offered can be found below:

This Year’s Courses and Instructors

Courses offered in 2021 range from broad, introductory subjects to advanced, specialized topics. Learn more about each course by downloading the course outlines.

Past PDP Programs for Purchase

Whether attending one or more courses, PDP tuition is a flat fee of $250. This fee includes course materials and access to all Professional Development Program courses offered.

To purchase previous recordings and course materials, click here.

  • 2021 Polyurethane Professional Development Program
    Access to the presentations shared and recordings of the 2021 Professional Development Program which ran from May 4, 2021 to June 15, 2021.
    Price: $300

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