“Polyurethane chemistry is among the most versatile in the world,” said Chris Chrisafides, commercial vice president, Dow Polyurethanes. “So there are endless opportunities to point our science toward discoveries and innovations that advance health, safety, comfort, energy efficiency and durable infrastructure. We accelerate progress when we connect our expertise closer to customers and the entire value chain – so CPI offers an ideal forum to put a multitude of challenges, opportunities and solutions on the table.”
Dow will be involved in all aspects of this year’s event, including a plenary speech where Tom Feige, CPI technical conference committee chair and director of strategic initiatives for Dow Polyurethanes, will deliver a vision for the industry and how the role of CPI helps advance innovation and growth. His speech will take place during the Opening Session on Monday, October 5.
Dow’s VORASTAR 7000 Polyurethane Spray Elastomer System is also being recognized as one of three finalists for the Polyurethane Innovation Award this year. The three finalists will present their technologies to attendees during the opening session as part of the final voting process. Last year, Dow won the award for its TERAFORCE technology, which was developed in partnership with Preferred Sands.
During the technical conference, experts from the Dow Polyurethanes team will lead and participate in paper and poster presentations on various topics, including:
- Tues., Oct. 6; 9:05 a.m. – New Class of Hydrophilic MDI Prepolymers for Industrial and Consumer Applications – Yasmin Srivastava, James Facello, Philip Sheridan, Helge Braun, Rajat Duggal
- Tues., Oct. 6; 4:30 p.m. – Polyurethane Semi-Flexible Foam Sealant for Building Fenestrations – Steven Crain, Carolin Boehm, Lars Massueger
- Wed., Oct. 7; 8:30 a.m. – Polyurethane Technologies for Concrete Infrastructure Rehabilitation – Adam Colson, Nicole Knight, Harshad Shah, Amber Stephenson, Robert Frye, Juan Carlos Medina
- Wed., Oct. 7; 10:30 a.m. – Polyurethane Adhesives and Sealants Based on Hydrophobic Polyols – Adam Colson, Amber Stephenson, Nita Xu, Wenwen Li, Bindu Krishnan