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.
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.
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.
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