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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.

RESOURCES AND DOCUMENT LIBRARY

Below you will find 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].
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Educational Informational and Conference Proceedings
Environment, Health and Safety
Transportation
Spray Truck Bed Liner
Industry and Market Information
Spray Foam Health and Safety
Combustibility and Fire Safety
Rigid Foam
Coatings, Adhesives, Sealants and Elastomers
Flexible Foam and Furnishings
Raw Material Methods
CPI SPF Research Papers
Videos for Working with MDI and TDI

Educational Informational and Conference Proceedings

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Environment, Health and Safety

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Transportation

  • Guidelines for Receiving and Unloading MDI
    This guidance document provides basic principles to users receiving, unloading and handling Methylene Diphenyl Diisocyanate (MDI) in a variety of packagings. This document summarizes some, but not all, U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) regulatory requirements and industry best practices regarding receiving, unloading and handling of MDI. (AX-198, 2014) | (Spanish) | (French)

  • Guidelines for Receiving and Unloading TDI
    This guidance document provides basic principles to users receiving, unloading and handling Toluene Diisocyanate (TDI) in a variety of packagings. This document summarizes some, but not all, U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) regulatory requirements and industry best practices regarding receiving, unloading and handling of TDI. (AX-188, 2014) | (Spanish) | (French)

  • Guidelines for Freight Securement: Freight Loading and Securement for Chemical Shipments in the Polyurethane Industry
    This guidance document is intended to provide basic principles and examples of freight loading and securement for intermodal domestic and international shipments. The document is intended for transportation professionals that ship or receive polyurethane related materials. The comprehensive guidance document provides useful and essential safety mechanisms, preload inspection of trailers and containers, restraint systems and the closure of the transport containers. Clear, detailed photographs provide helpful representations of appropriate freight loading and securement practices. This document also references regulatory and modal requirements governing these shipments. (AX-173, 2012) | (Spanish)

  • Guidelines for Transloading Polymeric Methylene Diphenyl Diisocyanates (pMDI)
    This document provides guidelines for facility owners and/or operators interested in transloading Polymeric Methylene Diphenyl Diisocyanate (pMDI) from rail tank cars to cargo tank trailers. (AX-409, 2015)

  • Unloading Methylenediphenyl Diisocyanate (MDI) Rail Cars