The Center for the Polyurethanes Industry (CPI) today announced Riddell SpeedFlex Precision Diamond Football Helmet Liner and Dow Aquachill Cool Coating for Comfier Bedding as the finalists for this year’s Polyurethane Innovation Award. The Innovation Award is a renowned award throughout the polyurethane industry that recognizes the most inventive commercial technologies over the past 12 months. The finalists this year made striking innovations in the polyurethane industry that increase the health and well-being of consumers.

The award will be presented to the winner during the 62nd Polyurethanes Technical Conference October 7-9 in Orlando, Fla.

“The Polyurethane Innovation Award recognizes visionary and ground-breaking achievements within our industry,” said Lee Salamone, Senior Director, CPI. “This award showcases our industry’s proud commitment to developing and advancing technologies that raise our quality of life through sustainable and responsible practices. Our two finalists this year have made great strides innovating products that increase the health, safety and well-being of consumers and we look forward to their presentations during the Polyurethanes Technical Conference’s Opening Session. CPI congratulates Riddell and Dow on being named finalists.”

The finalists’ descriptions of their innovations follow.