The Center for the Polyurethanes Industry (CPI) of the American Chemistry Council has opened the call for entries for its Polyurethane Innovation Award. This award recognizes visionary technologies in the global polyurethanes industry and commercialized the previous year.
“Each year, we are impressed by the breadth and depth of innovation in the polyurethanes industry and its downstream partners,” said Lee Salamone, senior director of CPI. “CPI’s Polyurethane Innovation Award seeks to recognize the exciting and visionary technologies, products and initiatives being developed around the world.”
Award entries in polyurethane chemistry may include raw materials, finished products, initiatives, training or education programs, or processes or processing equipment. Entries pertaining to a polyurethane product or polyurethane manufacturing must relate to polyurethane chemistry, defined as the reaction of an isocyanate with a polyol.
Entries must represent innovations that have not previously been submitted for consideration for the Innovation Award and have not been available for commercial sales longer than 15 months prior to June 18.
All eligible submissions will be evaluated by a panel of judges representing technical disciplines and the polyurethane supply chain. Judges will determine three finalists from the entries based on impact on the polyurethanes industry, uniqueness of the innovation, quality of the science and societal impact.
Nominations for this year’s award must be submitted to CPI no later than 5 p.m. EDT on June 18. Click here for the award rules and entry form.