National Harbor, Maryland - A special session on spray polyurethane foam (SPF) at the recent Center for the Polyurethanes Industry (CPI) Polyurethanes 2009 Technical Conference in National Harbor, Maryland, revealed the importance of SPF in reaching long term energy goals in the US, the CPI said recently.
The special session - 'The New Era of Spray Polyurethane Foam: Leading the Way in Product Stewardship' featured many representatives from the polyurethanes industry discussing training, hazard communication and workplace practices for safe handling and use of spray polyurethane foam ingredients, the 7 Oct statement revealed.
"Working with the CPI, the Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance (SPFA) and industry, our focus is to ensure that SPF application in buildings follows consistent safe work practices," Bill Hanson of the US Environmental Agency (EPA) said during the session.
"As spray polyurethane foam insulation becomes increasingly important in helping this country meet its aggressive energy efficiency goals, it's become even more critical for the industry to provide timely, easy to understand product stewardship information," said CPI director Neeva-Gayle Candelori.
"We're hard at work at building out an even more extensive programme, and one that will reach much more broadly, to DIY-ers, builders, architects and specifiers to systems houses and isocyanate and polyols manufacturers - and even homeowners and building operators," the CPI director explained. (RD)