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Guidance for Developing a Written Respiratory Protection Program

This guidance document provides regulatory background and a model respiratory program form that addresses the Occupational Health and Safety Administration’s (OSHA’s) Respiratory Protection Program Standard (29 CFR §1910.134) that applies to all respirator use in general industry and construction workplaces. The program provides guidance on appropriate respirators, respirator use, storage, fit and evaluation. (AX-501, 2013)


CPI offers many guidance documents and informational brochures available for free download. CPI also offers valuable resources about the industry available for sale. Download CPI’s order form to purchase the latest technical conference proceedings, Polyurethane Professional Development Program course materials, and other important documents for the industry. CPI’s Free Downloadable Resources and Document Library provides a variety of guidance documents, informational brochures, and videos.

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  • 2012 End-Use Market Survey on the Polyurethanes Industry
    The 2012 End-Use Market Survey for the Polyurethanes Industry in the United States, Canada and Mexico, provides a breakdown of polyurethane production by type and by major end-use market for each country. In addition, a historical review of data from 2004 – 2012 is presented.

    Developed by IAL Consultants on behalf of CPI, this latest study, comprising more than 300 pages, 150 tables, as well as charts and diagrams, provides a detailed analysis of the major end-use markets for polyurethane in North America for 2012.

  • 2010 End-Use Market Survey on the Polyurethanes Industry
    The 2010 End-Use Market Survey for the Polyurethanes Industry in the United States, Canada and Mexico provides a breakdown of polyurethane production by type and by major end-use market for each country. In addition, four-year data trends are presented along with discussions of the market status in 2010. Due to sharp economic transitions in some markets over the past two years, additional data and commentary will be provided for 2009 and 2010. 

  • 2014 Polyurethane Professional Development Program (flash drive)
  • The flash drive contains presentations shared during the 2014 Polyurethane Professional Development Program at the 2014 Polyurethanes Technical Conference held September 22 - 24, 2014 at the Gaylord Texan in Dallas, Texas.
    Price:  $300.00
    Member Price: $150.00

  • 2013 Polyurethane Professional Development Program (CD)
    The CD contains presentations shared during the 2013 Polyurethane Professional Development Program at the 2013 Polyurethanes Technical Conference held September 23 – 25 in the Phoenix, Arizona.
    Price:  $300.00
    Member Price: $150.00

  • Polyurethanes 2014 Technical Conference Proceedings (flash drive)
    The flash drive contains technical papers presented and poster abstracts presented at the 2014 Polyurethanes Technical Conference held September 22 - 24, 2014 at the Gaylord Texan in Dallas, Texas.
    Price:  $300.00
    Member Price: $150.00

  • Polyurethanes 2013 Technical Conference Proceedings (flash drive)
    The flash drive contains technical papers presented and poster abstracts presented at the 2013 Polyurethanes Technical Conference held September 23 – 25 in the Phoenix, Arizona.
    Price:  $300.00
    Member Price: $150.00

In order to purchase any of the above materials, please complete our order form.

FREE DOWNLOADABLE RESOURCES AND DOCUMENT LIBRARY

Below you will find free information about a wide variety of polyurethane applications, along with important health and safety information about the manufacture, transport, and use of polyurethane and its raw materials. [Note: Some documents have a large file size and may take a moment to open].

Industry Information
Environment, Health and Safety
Spray Truck Bed Liner
Combustibility and Fire Safety
Rigid Foam
Coatings, Adhesives, Sealants and Elastomers
Flexible Foam and Furnishings
Videos for Working with MDI and TDI
Spray Foam Health and Safety
CPI SPF Research Papers

Industry Information

  • The Economic Benefits of Polyurethanes 2013
    This analysis builds upon the 2012 End-Use Market Survey on the Polyurethanes Industry in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico and summarizes the importance of the polyurethanes industry to the U.S. economy.

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Environment, Health and Safety

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Spray Truck Bed Liner

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Combustibility and Fire Safety

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Rigid Foam

  • Polyurethane and Polyisocyanurate Foams: Insulation That Works
    Description of the energy efficiency benefits of polyurethane and polyisocyanurate foam insulation materials in building and construction. Reviews the features and performance of polyurethane and polyisocyanurate insulations. (AX-106, 2011)

  • Know the Code: Using Spray Foam Insulation in Attics and Crawl Spaces
    This Guidance Document provides general information on the use of spray polyurethane foam (SPF) insulation in residential attics and crawl spaces. The SPF industry worked with code bodies to assure that testing protocols for spray foam insulation installed in attics and crawl spaces meet the intent of the code. The ICC-ES unanimous approval of the SPFA test protocol allows the industry, code officials, home builders and home owners to be confident that a well thought out, thorough and robust test will be used to qualify SPF products for use in attics and crawl spaces. (2009)

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Coatings, Adhesives, Sealants and Elastomers

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Flexible Foam and Furnishings

  • Flexible Polyurethane Foams (FPFs) Used in Upholstered Furniture and Bedding
    Technical bulletin that describes FPFs and its combustion characteristics, standards and regulations, and safety. (AX-239, 2008)

  • The Impact of Bonded Polyurethane Cushion on Appearance Retention and Durability of Commercial Cushion
    This is a technical report on a study of appearance retention and longevity using Hexapod Drum and Phillips Chair tests. Using guidelines endorsed by the Carpet & Rug Institute, the study found that the appearance retention of commercial carpet with cushion was improved by 17 to 50 percent compared to the same carpets installed without cushion. With the lowest grade of carpet tested, the carpet over cushion retained better appearance even with 1.5 times more traffic than the non-cushioned carpet. (AX-411, 2004)

  • Installation Guidelines for Commercial Carpet and Commercial Bonded Polyurethane Carpet Cushion
    An 8-page, step-by-step, photo-illustrated resource for floor covering professionals that focuses on double-glue, the preferred installation method for carpet and cushion in commercial applications. (AX-281, 2003)

  • Why Polyurethane Carpet Cushion?
    A one-page summary of the benefits of polyurethane carpet cushion in commercial installations. Included: the case for cushion versus direct glue and a chart that features results of the Hexapod Carpet Wear Test showing improved appearance retention of carpet installed with polyurethane cushion compared to no cushion. (AX-280)

  • Maintenance Breakthrough: Polyurethane Cushion Improves Vaccumability of Commercial Carpet
    A report on a recent study of soil removal comparing commercial carpet with commercial polyurethane carpet cushion to carpet installed without cushion. (AX-266, 2003)

  • Sound Absorption in the Workplace
    A technical bulletin on acoustic benefits of polyurethane carpet cushion in commercial installations. (AX-260, 2002)

  • Carpet Cushion for the Workplace
    A facility manager's report on carpet cushion for the workplace. This educational report brings facility managers up to date on the latest technologies in commercial carpet cushion. (AX-231, 2000)

  • The Furniture Industry's Guide to Today's Flexible Foam 
    A valuable reference tool for furniture designers, manufacturers, specifiers, fabricators, and others in the upholstered furniture industry. The guide includes practical tips on selecting the right flexible polyurethane foam (FPF), working with suppliers, and judging quality, as well as technical information on how FPF works. (AX-224)

  • Millennium Report on Engineered Comfort
    An easy-to-read primer on engineered comfort that defines the properties of furniture components and explains how each component impacts the comfort of an upholstered piece. The report also links the science of construction with the aesthetics of design. (AX-223)

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Videos for Working with MDI and TDI


Safe Handling of Diphenylmethane Diisocyanate (MDI) and Safe Handling of Toluene Diisocyanate (TDI) Videos
The MDI and TDI videos are made available by International Isocyanates Institute in good faith, are believed to be accurate and reliable, but may well be incomplete and/or not applicable to all conditions or situations that may be encountered.  No representation, guarantee or warranty is made as to the accuracy, reliability or completeness of the contents or that the application or use of any of the information and recommendations herein will avoid, reduce or ameliorate hazards, accidents, losses, damages or injury of any kind to persons or property. Viewers are therefore cautioned to satisfy themselves as to the applicability and suitability of said information and recommendations for the purposes intended prior to use.

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Spray Foam Health and Safety

  • Spray Polyurethane Foam (SPF) Health and Safety Website 
    This website provides homeowners, professional contractors, weatherization contractors and do-it-yourselfers with facts about SPF and important safety guidelines that should be followed during application. The website also contains an additional Resource Library including posters, presentations and videos about spray polyurethane foam. Listed below are a few samples of the many useful resources found on the Website.

  • Guidance for Selecting a Contractor for the Installation of SPF in School Buildings
    This guidance is intended to provide useful information to school administrators, design planners, facilities managers and others about how to select and work with professional spray foam contractors to help achieve a successful SPF installation. This document provides tips and guidance to help everyone involved in the process and to inform decision makers about the benefits, potential hazards, and ways to achieve a successful SPF installation. This information may also be helpful for design professionals and energy service companies involved in roofing system or insulation selection for school building projects. (AX-432, 2012)

  • CPI Statement on the Safe Use of Two-Component Low-Pressure Spray Polyurethane Foam

  • Working Safely with Low-Pressure SPF Insulation
    This video provides general guidance for professionals on how to apply low-pressure spray polyurethane foam. It is intended as a supplement to other job safety information already available such as specialized training, Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS), product label information and other materials.

  • Personal Protective Equipment Sheet
    This chart shows appropriate PPE for high-pressure and low-pressure applications.

  • Disposal of Used SPF Drums
    This article describes procedures for disposing of empty drums at the end of a spray foam job.

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CPI SPF Research Papers

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