TRAINING FOR PRODUCTS WITH DIISOCYANATES
Safe use of diisocyanates
A new restriction on diisocyanates was adopted on 4 August 2020, by the European authorities under REACH, targeting respiratory and dermal sensitisation potentially caused by diisocyanates. Details of this restriction can be found in all EU languages via EUR-Lex, the European Union's website offering access to EU law. The new restriction requires training prior to use for diisocyanates. The restriction also requires adhesives and sealants suppliers to:
• provide end users with information about the training on the safe use of diisocyanates.
• ensure, from 24th February 2022, that all PU products for which safety training is required bear the following statement on the label: 'As of 24 August 2023, adequate training is required before industrial or professional use of this product.
Polyurethane (PU) Training
As of 24th August 2023, training is required for all professional and industrial users of products with a total monomeric diisocyanate concentration of > 0.1%.
This affects from our product range the product families PU Plast, PU Fix, PUR Foam, PUR Foam Bond, PUR Gun Foam and Confix. If you are using one or more of our affected products, we recommend that you visit this website and complete the training: www.safeusediisocyanates.eu
The PU training platform can be accessed via www.safeusediisocyanates.eu, is accessible EU-wide and you can fulfil the training in your own language.