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03. July 2007

CPI extends deadline for "Polyurethanes Innovation Award" nominations

The Center for the Polyurethanes Industry (CPI) of the American Chemistry Council, formerly Alliance for the Polyurethanes Industry, has issued a call for entries for the 2007 Polyurethane “Innovation Award” nominations and has also changed this year’s award program’s three categories – Polyurethane Chemicals, Processing Equipment and Finished Products.

Finalists will be selected and winners will be announced at the Polyurethanes 2007 Technical Conference, “Step Into The Future,” in partnership with UTECH North America Exhibition, held in Orlando, Florida, September 24-26 at The Gaylord Palms Resort and ConventionCenter. “CPI recognizes the importance of the efforts and foresight of the companies and individuals whose visions and perseverance have brought new products to the marketplace,” says Neeva-Gayle Candelori of CPI. “This year’s award program will shine the spotlight on products and technologies in three new innovative categories. Without the efforts of those aiding in the advancement of polyurethanes, the industry would not be able to take that next step into thefuture.” Companies or individuals interested in entering the award program must submit an application no later than 5:00 p.m. EDT on July 16, 2007. A panel of five judges representing a cross section of polyurethanes experience and knowledge, and representing industry and industry associations, will evaluate all submissions and choose finalists for eachcategory. Finalist entries will be on display at the Polyurethanes 2007 Technical Conference, and attendees will have a chance to cast one vote per category for the entry that they believe demonstrates the most innovative use of polyurethanes. The results will be announced on Wednesday, September 26, 2007, during the closing session of theconference.

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