Attendees of the 2015 Polyurethanes Technical Conference conference will have the opportunity to explore industry developments, innovations and research in environment, health and safety (EHS) during a dedicated pre-conference workshop and technical session. Hosted by the Center for the Polyurethanes Industry (CPI), the 58th annual conference will be held Oct. 5 to 7, 2015, at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. 

“In today's industry, polyurethane professionals go above and beyond to adress environment, health and safety,” said Lee Salamone, senior director of CPI. “The Poyurethanes Technical Conference is a place where they can learn about the latest EHS advancements and research, enabling them to continue to uphold our industry's high standards.” 

The pre-conference workshop, titled "Introduction to Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) Issues Relative to Diisocyanates," is returning for a third year to give participants an opportunity to learn more about EHS regulations, industrial hygiene, toxicology, medical surveillance and exposure controls. 

On Monday afternoon, the conference will feature a dedicated EHS session that will highlight the applications of spray polyurethane foam, ASTM standards and volatile organic compounds (VOCs), and finish with a discussion on environmental and health impacts of VOCs in the atmosphere. In addition, various poster and technical sessions on spray polyurethane foams, chemical life-cycles and flame retardants will discuss EHS issues.   

In addition to exploring these topics, the conference has a full program of technical and poster sessions, and professional development courses. Attendees can view the conference agenda and register through the conference website.


About the American Chemistry Council

The American Chemistry Council (ACC) represents the leading companies engaged in the business of chemistry. ACC members apply the science of chemistry to make innovative products and services that make people's lives better, healthier and safer. ACC is committed to improved environmental, health and safety performance through Responsible Care®, common sense advocacy designed to address major public policy issues, and health and environmental research and product testing. The business of chemistry is an $812 billion enterprise and a key element of the nation's economy. It is the nation’s largest exporter, accounting for twelve percent of all U.S. exports. Chemistry companies are among the largest investors in research and development. Safety and security have always been primary concerns of ACC members, and they have intensified their efforts, working closely with government agencies to improve security and to defend against any threat to the nation’s critical infrastructure.