WASHINGTON — The Center for the Polyurethanes Industry (CPI) of the American Chemistry Council (ACC) is issuing a call for nominations for the 2015 Polyurethane Innovation Award. The award, presented annually at the Polyurethanes Technical Conference, recognizes the most inventive commercial technologies in the global polyurethanes industry.

“The entries we receive for the Innovation Award represent the full depth and breadth of the industry, from automotives and plastics, to footwear and beyond,” said Lee Salamone, senior director of CPI. “This showcase of important breakthroughs is unique to the Polyurethanes Technical Conference. At no other single event can attendees learn about the industry’s cutting-edge innovations, as well as have the ability to interact firsthand with those leading the efforts.”

Dow Chemical Company and Preferred Sands were awarded the 2014 Polyurethane Innovation Award for their pioneering polyurethane applications that improve both the productivity and sustainability of the hydraulic fracturing process.

Companies or individuals interested in entering the award program must submit an application no later than 5 p.m. EDT on June 19. The award winner will be announced during the 2015 Polyurethanes Technical Conference, which will take place Oct. 5-7 at the Gaylord Palms Resort in Orlando, Fla. More information can be found on CPI’s website.

Award entries in polyurethane chemistry may include finished products, initiatives, training or education programs, or processes or processing equipment. Entries pertaining to a polyurethane product or polyurethane manufacture must relate to polyurethane chemistry defined as the reaction of an isocyanate with a polyol. Technologies submitted for consideration must have been commercialized more than 15 months prior to June 19, 2015.

For more information, visit www.americanchemistry.com