On 4 August 2020, a new restriction on diisocyanates was adopted by the European authorities under REACH. It targets respiratory and dermal sensitisation potentially caused by diisocyanates. All professional and industrial users of products with a total monomeric diisocyanate concentration of > 0.1% will need to be trained and certified by 24 August 2023 in how to handle products containing diisocyanates safely.
The FEICA Technical Working Group PU Restriction created a leaflet (available in 8 languages) explaining what the restriction means exactly, how the required training is developing and what the implementation of the timeline is exactly.
This leaflet has now been updated.
More information is available at https://www.feica.eu/our-priorities/safe-use-diisocyanates
Publication ref.: FMI-EX-K08-041