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Lee Salamone is the director of the Center for the Polyurethanes Industry, which is part of the American Chemistry Council’s Plastics Division. I recently asked her about the state of the polyurethanes industry and what to expect at CPI’s annual conference, which is next week in Atlanta.
I attended — and tweeted from — the Center for the Polyurethanes Industry’s Technical Conference in Nashville, Tenn. One of the highlights of the annual event is the presentation of the Polyurethane Innovation Award, which helped close the conference Wednesday. Of 14 entrants, three finalists emerged, with Albemarle winning.
Polyurethane is by nature a flexible polymer, so a steady stream of products and innovative uses might not surprise.[…] Continue Reading »
I’m reporting — and tweeting — from the Center for the Polyurethanes Industry’s Technical Conference in Nashville, Tenn. A major component of CPI’s annual event is the 60-plus technical papers showcasing polyurethane-related products and research. This post focuses on some of the “greener” advancements and where they fit in a wider business context.
“Sustainability” can be an idea, a goal, a vague promotional term or a perceived threat, depending on the audience, but for many industries, it’s merely a new perspective on an old goal: improving products and processes in the hopes of a better bottom line.[…] Continue Reading »
I’m reporting from the Center for the Polyurethanes Industry’s Technical Conference in Nashville, Tenn. The event’s keynote speaker Monday morning was Jim Carroll, a leading futurist and strategic consultant to Fortune 1000 companies and professional organizations, who discussed the perils of ignoring innovation during an economic downturn and the role polyurethane can play in innovation and product applications.[…] Continue Reading »