Washington, DC - The Centre for the Polyurethanes Industry (CPI) of the American Chemistry Council says the list of speakers for its polyurethanes technical conference include an award-winning journalist, US regulators and an end-use survey publisher.
The conference, which will take place on 23-25 Sept at the Sheraton Phoenix downtown hotel Phoenix, Arizona, will feature a range of presentations on subjects of current relevance to the polyurethanes market, CPI said.
Emmy Award-winning journalist Frank Sesno will deliver the keynote address at the 23 Sept opening session. He will discuss the future of energy and the importance of communicating the latest innovations and benefits offered by the polyurethanes industry.
Other speakers include Elizabeth Whiteley of the Office of Atmospheric Programs at the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) who will present on labelling requirements mandated by the Clean Air Act that pertain to products containing or manufactured with hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs).
Sven Rundman of the US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will discuss a recently announced national enforcement programme for isocyanates, providing attendees an opportunity for first-hand access to information about this programme and what it means for the industry.
At the closing session, conference attendees will be the first to learn about the findings from CPI's biennial end-use market survey, CPI said. The 2012 End-Use Market Survey for the Polyurethanes Industry in the US, Canada and Mexico presents historic trends by market segment and identifies new applications and uses in each country.
"We are very excited about this year's exceptional lineup of speakers," said Lee Salamone, senior director of CPI. "Each speaker has a unique area of expertise and provides valuable insight into issues facing the industry."