Washington, DC - The US Center for the Polyurethanes Industry says this year's Polyurethanes Technical Conference will showcase the important role polyurethane insulation has in improving energy efficiency throughout the building and construction industry.
The CPI 2012 Polyurethanes Technical Conference will take place 24 to 26 Sept at the Omni Hotel at CNN Center in Atlanta.
"Rigid polyurethane insulations, including spray foam, pour-in-place foam and polyisocyanurate foam, can help reduce energy use in homes and other buildings, which is advantageous for builders, architects and homeowners," said Lee Salamone, senior director of CPI, in a press release.
"Continuous technical advances in polyurethane chemistry continue to make rigid polyurethane foam even more effective. During the conference, attendees will learn more about the latest blowing agents that are designed to help improve the energy efficiency offered by these insulations and seek to decrease environmental impacts."
The conference will feature more than 60 technical presentations, providing both construction and polyurethane industry leaders and professionals with an opportunity to hear about the latest technical innovations and issues affecting the global polyurethanes industry.
This year's programme includes two technical sessions on construction-related topics, in addition to one on sustainability issues that will examine life-cycle considerations for polyurethane products in buildings.
Among the developments featured will be innovative blowing agents and, volatile organic compounds in spray foam, as well as optimisation of spray foam formulations, while industry experts from Kellen Co. and Bayer MaterialScience will lead a discussion on the evolution of building codes and their influence on building envelope design.
Researchers from Cannon will also discuss supplying a complete line for the production of large building panels for walls and roofs, and the technical challenges they encountered and resulting solutions.