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

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

  • 2015 Polyurethane Professional Development Program (flash drive)
    The flash drive contains presentations shared during the 2015 Polyurethane Professional Development Program at the 2015 Polyurethanes Technical Conference held October 5 – 7 at the Gaylord Palms Resort in Orlando, Florida.
    Price:  $300.00
    Member Price: $150.00

  • Polyurethanes 2015 Technical Conference Proceedings (flash drive)
    The flash drive contains technical papers presented and poster abstracts presented at the 2015 Polyurethanes Technical Conference held October 5 – 7 at the Gaylord Palms Resort in Orlando, Florida.
    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

  • 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

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Environment, Health and Safety

  • Guidance for Working with Aliphatic Diisocyanates 
    This paper provides additional information about important health and safety considerations when working with handling aliphatic diisocyanates (ADIs), specifically hexamethylene diisocyanate (HDI), methylene dicyclohexyl diisocyanate or hydrogenated MDI (HMDI) and isophorone diisocyanate (IPDI), and their polyisocyanates. (2016)

  • Disposal of Empty Drums Containing Polyurethane Chemicals
    This poster was developed to provide general guidelines for disposal of empty drums. This file is designed to be a 2-foot by 3-foot poster, available for download in full-size, high-resolution files which are ready-to-print. (2016) | (Spanish)

  • Guidance Document for the Purpose of Determining Occupancy Classifications Involving the Storage, Use and Handling of MDI and PMDI
    This document was developed for the purpose of assisting Building and Fire Code Officials in their assessment as to the appropriate occupancy classification in facilities storing and utilizing MDI and PMDI. (2014)

  • 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)

  • Health and Safety Guidance for Installation of Outdoor Polyurethane Running Track Surfaces
    This guidance document is intended to provide safe handling information to professional contractors installing outdoor running track surfaces utilizing polyurethane materials. The primary purpose is to provide information to users and outline best practices for appropriate protective measures for handling polyurethane (PU) or diisocyanate-containing products. (AX-502, 2013)

  • Environmental, Health and Safety Literature Brochure
    CPI provides environmental, health and safety (EHS) literature about polyurethanes to producers, applicators and other trade associations to help support the continued safety of people and the environment.

  • Health Effects of Diisocyanates: Guidance for Medical Personnel
    This guidance document is designed specifically for medical personnel to provide current information about the potential health effects from diisocyanate exposure, and to provide guidance to assist with medical diagnosis and management. The discussion focuses on two widely used diisocyanate-based products: diphenylmethane diisocyanate (MDI) and toluene diisocyanate (TDI). (AX-150, 2013) | (Spanish)

  • Uniform Hazardous Waste Manifest
    This document provides information on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Uniform Hazardous Waste Manifest. EPA requires hazardous waste generators and transporters to use the Uniform Hazardous Waste Manifest for all hazardous waste shipments, including waste toluene diisocyanate (TDI), which is a listed hazardous waste (U223). (AX-406, 2013)

  • CPI Guidance on OSHA’s Revised Hazard Communication Standard: Globally Harmonized System (GHS) of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals
    This document provides general information on the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) modifications to the Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) to conform with the United Nations (UN) Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). The updated standard will apply to manufacturers and workers who produce or handle hazardous chemicals across the United States. (AX-500, 2012)

  • TDI Fugitive Air Emissions Reporting Guidelines for the Polyurethane Industry
    This document is intended to provide guidance to TDI manufacturers, processors, and users on estimating routine and accidental fugitive air emissions for the EPA Toxic Release Inventory as required by Section 313 of EPCRA. (AX-433, 2012)

  • MDI Emissions Reporting Guidelines for the Polyurethane Industry
    This document is intended to provide guidance to MDI/PMDI manufacturers, processors, and users on estimating routine and accidental emissions for the EPA Toxic Release Inventory as required by Section 313 of EPCRA. Revised (AX-186, 2012)

  • Guidance for Working with MDI and Polymeric MDI: Things You Should Know
    An easy-to-read, brochure which provides information about important health and safety considerations when working with MDI or Polymeric MDI. (AX-205, 2012) | (Spanish)

  • Guidance for Working with TDI: Things You Should Know
    An easy-to-read, brochure which provides information about important health and safety considerations when working with TDI. (AX-202, 2012) | (Spanish)

  • Guidance for Melting 4,4'-Methylene Diphenyl Diisocyanates (MDI) in Drums
    This guidance provides information that is intended to serve as a general guideline on how to heat drums to melt frozen or fused MDI. (AX-363, 2012) | (Spanish)

  • Guidance for Melting Toluene Diisocyanates (TDI) in Drums
    This guidance provides information that is intended to serve as a general a guideline on how to heat drums to melt frozen or fused TDI. (AX-364, 2012) | (Spanish)

  • Occupational Hygiene Air Monitoring for MDI and TDI Guidance
    This guidance document describes workplace air monitoring methods for MDI and TDI, and provides information on personal and area sample collection. Several instruments and derivatization methods for monitoring vapors are presented. (AX-248, 2012)

  • Considerations for Modifications to OSHA Method 47, Air Monitoring Method: Diphenylmethane Diisocyanate (MDI)
    This guidance document provides considerations for modifications to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) air sampling method for MDI: OSHA Method 47. These modifications can help improve the ability of the method to sample and derivatize MDI.

  • Considerations for Modifications to OSHA Method 42, Air Monitoring Method: Toluene Diisocyanate (TDI)
    This guidance document provides considerations for modifications to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) air sampling method for TDI: OSHA Method 42. These modifications can help improve the ability of the method to sample and derivative TDI.

  • General Guidance on EPA’s Risk Management Program Requirements and TDI
    A guidance document that provides general guidance on Section 112(r) of the Clean Air Act (CAA), which requires the EPA to promulgate regulations for the prevention and mitigation of accidental releases of extremely hazardous substances. Under this section, EPA establishes a list of regulated substances, which includes TDI, and thresholds and issued the Chemical Accident Prevention Provisions. Amongst the various requirements of this rule, regulated companies must submit a Risk Management Plan (RMP). (AX-404, 2012)

  • Hazard Information to Consider When Labeling of Diphenylmethane Diisocyanate (MDI), Polymeric MDI and Isocyanate-terminated MDI Prepolymers Containing Products for the Consumer Market
    This document provides information about the potential hazards from exposure to diphenylmethane diisocyanate (MDI), polymeric MDI (PMDI) and Isocyanate-terminated MDI prepolymers. This information is intended to assist company label writers who are responsible for communicating the potential hazards and safe handling guidelines for consumer products to prospective customers, also known as Do-It-Yourself (DIY) users. (AX-264, 2012)

  • Polyurethane Amine Catalysts Guidelines for Safe Handling and Disposal
    These guidelines provide general information to workers, supervisory personnel, and others about health/safety issues associated with the use of polyurethane amine catalysts. The safety/health information provided in this bulletin is for the pure amine catalysts only. (AX-173, 2011) | (Spanish)

  • Polyurethane and Thermal Degradation
    Polyurethane is a material that can be found in many of the products that we use in our daily lives. Heating of polyurethanes or polyurethane containing-articles may be necessary during processing and/or product applications. Under normal processing conditions, this may not result in thermal decomposition. This document highlights the toxic products that may be of concern when polyurethanes are thermally degraded, and some worker safety and health precautions to consider. (AX-396, 2014) | (Spanish)

  • Guidelines for Diisocyanate Storage Tank Systems
    This document is intended to provide general guidance for describing various equipment options for storage tank systems intended for diisocyanate product service. The document includes a reference table of equipment options, which is supplemented by additional text. (AX-365, 2016) | (Spanish)

  • Guidelines for the Responsible Disposal of Wastes and Containers from Polyurethane Processing
    This guidance document is designed to help processors of polyurethane chemicals manage resulting waste chemicals and empty containers in a responsible manner that conforms to federal and state regulations. In particular, this guide focuses on those chemicals used in polyurethane processing operations that may be regulated as hazardous waste. (AX-151, 2014)

  • Guidance for the Selection of Protective Clothing for MDI Users
    Describes useful guidance on selecting the appropriate PPE and the performance characteristics of gloves, coveralls, splash suites, and other protective suites commonly used when working with MDI. (AX-178, 2013) | (Spanish)

  • Guidance for the Selection of Protective Clothing for TDI Users
    Describes useful guidance on selecting the appropriate PPE and the performance characteristics of gloves, coveralls, splash suites, and other protective suites commonly used when working with TDI. (AX-179, 2013) | (Spanish)

  • Polyol Resin Blends Safety and Handling Guidelines

    These guidelines provide important health and safety considerations associated with working with polyol resin blends. Polyurethane foams are often made using “systems,” sometimes called “A-side” and “B-side,” or “iso side” and “resin side.” The hazards of the polyol resin are different from those of the diisocyanates, and different precautions should be taken when handling the individual components. This guide gives a brief summary of hazards that may be associated with the “resin side” of systems and addresses important issues to consider in the safe handling of these chemicals. (AX-228, 2013) | (Spanish)

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