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23. December 2011

Polyurethane Amine Catalysts: Safe Handing Guidelines

The Center for the Polyurethanes Industry (CPI) of the American Chemistry Council (ACC) has released updated guidelines on the use of amine catalysts in polyurethane foam manufacturing.

The guidelines feature information on what users of amine catalysts should consider, including the following: potential health effects of amine catalysts, exposure guidelines, methods for exposure control, personal protective equipment, exposure monitoring, spills, emergency response, and disposal. The guidelines are intended for polyurethane producers, workers and supervisory personnel who use amine catalysts to create PU foam with particular properties and characteristics. The document, “Polyurethane Amine Catalysts: Safe Handing Guidelines,” is available under the “Free Resources” section of www.polyurethane.org. According to CPI, a Spanish-language version will be available in the future.

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