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CPI (formerly API) Partners with UTECH for this Year's Global Polyurethane Event

Published on 2007-04-18. Author : SpecialChem

Arlington, VA -- Center for the Polyurethanes Industry (CPI) of the American Chemistry Council, formerly known as the Alliance for the Polyurethanes Industry, will partner with UTECH this year for the global polyurethanes exhibition and conference. The event will take place on Sept. 24-26 at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center in Orlando, Fla., and will combine the resources of the Polyurethanes Technical Conference, organized by CPI, and the UTECH North America exhibition, organized by Netherland based Industrial Promotions International (I.P.I.) and joint organizer Crain Communications.

The joint event with UTECH will mark the 50th technical conference organized by CPI and the 20th anniversary of the UTECH conferences, which began in Europe. This will be UTECH's first exhibition in North America.

"This partnership is an opportunity to leverage the strengths of two global trade shows into one marquee event," said Neeva-Gayle Candelori of CPI. "The polyurethanes industry has continued to become increasingly global, with companies making major investments in all regions of the world. By establishing a single trade show for this global industry, we're clearly providing additional value for exhibitors and attendees, as well as celebrating a milestone in the Polyurethanes industry."

"Since the very first UTECH in 1986 organized with Crain Communications we have seen the event take on a global role," says Tony Kenter of I.P.I. "It has expanded to encompass Europe, the Asia Pacific region and now the USA making UTECH a truly international exhibition, with each regional show taking place on a three year cycle."

Center for the Polyurethanes Industry of the American Chemistry Council promotes the sustainable growth of the polyurethane industry, consistent with the principles of Responsible Care®, by identifying and managing issues that could impact the industry, in cooperation with user groups. Its members are U.S. producers or distributors of chemicals and equipment used to make polyurethane or are manufacturers of polyurethane products.

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 a $520 billion enterprise and a key element of the nation's economy. It is one of the nation's largest exporters, accounting for ten cents out of every dollar in 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.

I.P.I., based in Goor, the Netherlands, was established in 1983. Its expertise is in arranging high quality and successful events for both the construction and polymer industries with meticulous attention to detail combined with total support for exhibitors. I.P.I. organizes exhibitions in Europe, the Far East, China, North and South America.

Crain Communications, joint organizer with I.P.I. of the UTECH events, was established in 1916 and is now the largest privately owned publishing group in North America. The company created Urethanes Technology magazine in 1984 and this has since become the key communications medium for the global polyurethanes industry. Crain Communications also publishes more than 30 other titles including Plastics News, Rubber and Plastics News, European Rubber Journal, Automotive News, Advertising Age and Business Insurance.

Source: American Chemistry Council (ACC)

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