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CPI Encourages Applications For Polyurethane Innovation Award

May 20, 2020
Innovation award recognizes exceptional polyurethane technologies and practices.

Applications for the Polyurethane Innovation Award are now being accepted through June 15, 2020. The award, sponsored by the Center for the Polyurethanes Industry (CPI) of the American Chemistry Council (ACC), recognizes companies and individuals whose “vision and perseverance bring new innovative, life-enhancing products, technologies and initiatives to the marketplace.”

“Bringing innovative products and technologies to market is no easy feat, as the journey often takes years of thought, determination and perseverance,” says Lee Salamone, senior director, CPI. “Then, there are those who go above and beyond to raise the bar, bringing about significant transformation to change the modern world and our everyday lives with improvements to polyurethane chemistry, products or practices. CPI looks forward to recognizing today’s polyurethane industry pioneers whose innovations will create a more sustainable tomorrow.”

Carbon was selected as the 2019 Polyurethane Innovation Award recipient. The company was honored for its DLSTM Technology, which is utilized in the Riddell SpeedFlex Precision Diamond Football Helmet Liner. Through partnering with Riddell, Carbon used athlete data in Riddell’s proprietary database of 5 million head impacts to digitally print a next-gen helmet liner that precisely forms to the athlete’s head, giving the athlete maximum protection.

All entries for the 2020 Award are required to represent new innovations that have not been previously submitted for the Innovation Award. Eligible innovations include finished products, initiatives, training or education programs, or processes and processing equipment that have entered the market, for the first time, between June 16, 2018, and June 15, 2020. To enter the awards program, companies or individuals must submit an application no later than 5 p.m. EDT on June 15, 2020. The recipient of the Polyurethane Innovation Award will be announced at the conclusion of the Polyurethanes Technical Conference in October.

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