The Urethane Blog

EU Backs Covestro Project

Covestro gets EU support for scheme to turn waste steel gas to polyols


18 October 2017

The use of carbon dioxide and other waste gases as a new source of raw materials is increasingly a topic of interest at the European level.

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Blowing Agent Update

US polyurethanes firms stick with new blowing agents despite court ruling
11 October 2017 17:43 Source:ICIS Chemical Business

Companies are continuing to use fourth-generation blowing agents in their polyurethane (PU) formulations,

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Worker Safety Alliance Created

U.S. chemical makers, OSHA form worker safety alliance on diisocyanates
Some see effort as response to water down California effort
By Jeff Johnson


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Diisocyantes are raw materials for manufacturing polyurethane foams such as those used in mattresses. Read more

Vancouver’s Mattress Problem

Metro Vancouver wants manufacturers to recycle used mattresses to curb illegal dumping
by Carlito Pablo on July 12th, 2017 at 3:43 PM


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  • Around 10,000 mattresses are abandoned in Metro Vancouver every year.

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CA Regulators

California designates first priority product under SCP programme

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SPFA Comments on CA DTSC Decision

20. June 2017
SPFA releases statement speaking out against recent California DTSC decision

On 19 June the Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance (SPFA) released a statement opposing the recent proposal by the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) to designate spray polyurethane foam products containing unreacted methylene diphenyl diisocyanates (MDI) as a listed Priority Product under the department’s controversial Safer Consumer Products Program.

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Regulatory Update

Industry speaks out against California spray polyurethane foam proposal

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