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Working toward a safer future for spray polyurethane foam products.

Mandatory Trainings for REACH Compliance

Spray Polyurethane (PU) foam products are solutions that are made by reacting diisocyanates and polyols. These ingredients are found in many products, including packaging, automobiles, furniture, construction materials, and more.

On 4 August 2020, a new restriction on diisocyanates was adopted by European authorities under REACH, establishing training requirements prior to the use of PU products containing more than 0.1% of monomeric diisocyanates. Training and certification are required prior to use of these products to avoid respiratory and skin sensitization.

REACH is a regulation of the European Union (EU) and is intended to improve protection of human health and the environment from risks that can be posed by chemicals while enhancing the competitiveness of the EU chemical industry.


By 24 August 2023, all users of PU products must be trained and certified on how to safely handle products containing diisocyanates.

  • Anybody working with products containing > 0.1% diisocyanate will need to be trained
  • Trained users can continue using the products

The DuPont PBS business has carefully aligned with REACH requirements. We currently offer a broad portfolio of spray PU foam products which meet current REACH requirements and we continue to develop new solutions. Customers can contact the local DuPont PBS representative for specific product information.

Training materials will be made available to all users of DuPont™ spray PU foam products to enable training and certification to be completed by the 24 August 2023 deadline. 

We are committed to making certain that all DuPont products manufactured in or imported into the EU are fully compliant with the REACH regulation. We are working closely with our suppliers and customers to maintain compliance with the regulations.

For Customers

  • End-users of polyurethane adhesives or sealants with a diisocyanate concentration of more than 0.1% must ensure that their staff is trained and certified by 24 August 2023 so they can safely handle products containing diisocyanates.
  • This will apply to all professional and industrial polyurethanes customers. The relevant PU products for which training is required can be identified via the sentence “As from 24 August 2023 adequate training is required before industrial or professional use” present on the Safety Data Sheets (SDS) and Product Labels.
  • Records of the certification must be maintained to confirm training in case of an inspection that your staff has been trained. The training shall be renewed at least every five years.
  • It’s the distributor’s/customer’s responsibility to inform their customers/end users that the training and certification is required.
  • Records of the certification must be maintained to confirm that your staff has been trained. The training shall be renewed at least every five years.

Free access to polyurethane training

To help you meet REACH requirements for safe handling of diisocyanates, go to the link below or use the QR code to access the web-based training course right for your application. For free access please enter the DuPont code FEICA_21_C10.

Access free training

For usage of our PU portfolio in the Construction Sector, we recommend to complete the following training and certification:

T-048: Adhesives, Sealants and Foams directly applied out of small packaging at ambient temperature