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    ISOPA: EU polyurethane industry faces potential 'storm' by 2020

    • Last Update: 2022-08-21
    • Source: Internet
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    ISOPA's Joerg Palmersheim told the FSK conference that the polyurethane industry could disappear from the EU if exposure standards for diisocyanates become too tight in the next few years


    Joerg Palmersheim's warning follows ECHA's recent decision to investigate exposure limits to diisocyanates in the workplace


    He publishes questionnaires across the EU at FSK events to obtain information on working practices across the industry


    If the committee decides on that, perhaps by the end of 2020, there could be a storm in the industry, he told delegates


    "If that limit is too low, it could mean that some processes cannot be used in the future," Palmersheim said,

    noting that spray foam could cause casualties

    'We're trying to avoid that, but it can be difficult,' he said


    He said he assured delegates that the information would be anonymized and that ISOPA hopes to receive the forms by the end of 2019


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