A safe future for polyurethane (PU) products

New restriction on diisocyanates adopted under REACH

On 4 August 2020, a new restriction on diisocyanates was adopted by the European authorities under REACH.
FEICA's PU Restriction Technical Working Group (TWG) created a leaflet titled 'A safe future for polyurethane products' explaining more about the restriction.

In collaboration with some of our National Association Members, the leaflet has been made available in various languages via our 'PU training' webpage.

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. 

FEICA, in coordination with ISOPA and ALIPA, the diisocyanate manufacturers’ industry associations, is preparing online training material for use by its members and by adhesive or sealant users.

We expect it to become available as of February 2022, early enough for all users of PU products to be trained and certified by 24 August 2023.  In addition, the legal requirements should appear on packaging as of 24 February 2022.

More information is available under 'Our priorities'.

 ​PU leaflet.jpgRead 'A safe future for polyurethane products'.