Polyurethanes group expands compliance assistance for MDI emissions

Louise McHenry
URETHANES TECHNOLOGY INTERNATIONAL

Published: May 7, 2013 10:48 am ET
Updated: May 7, 2013 10:50 am ET

Related to this story

Companies & Associations American Chemistry Council

WASHINGTON — U.S. methylene diphenyl diisocyanate (MDI) and polymeric MDI users have an expanded free resource to help them calculate their emissions from the Center for the Polyurethanes Industry.

CPI is part of the American Chemistry Council (ACC) and it has expanded its Regulatory Compliance Assistance Program (RCAP) by upgrading the interactive tool designed to help users of MDI and polymeric MDI (PMDI) in calculating emissions. The tool is available on the ACPI website.

The tool should help users to comply with mandatory reporting obligations to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency by estimating emissions from typical process applications and activities. Users who exceed the threshold limits set by EPA are required to submit a Form A or Form R by July 1st each year to EPA and the designated state agency.

RCAP can be used by companies in their Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) reporting. CPI expanded the tool in its "diisocyanates" category to address 12 additional examples of emissions from various applications including the manufacture of air filters, appliances, truck, automotive, boats, doors, mobile homes/motor homes, packaging, rebond, spray foam, spandex and water heaters.

CPI Senior Director Lee Salamone explained that new additions to CPI's RCAP program will make TRI reporting a more streamlined process for the polyurethanes community.

"Our expanded tool can meet the needs of this industry—whether it's reporting emissions from spray foam in a motor home manufacturing facility or from water heater assembly operations. A company can use this tool to generate TRI reporting data in a user-friendly spreadsheet format," Salamone said.

The interactive tool is available free of charge on CPI's website. CPI also maintains an RCAP tool for toluene diisocyanate (TDI) emissions.


Comments

Polyurethanes group expands compliance assistance for MDI emissions

Louise McHenry
URETHANES TECHNOLOGY INTERNATIONAL

Published: May 7, 2013 10:48 am ET
Updated: May 7, 2013 10:50 am ET

Post Your Comments


Back to story


More stories

Image

Polypropylene prices drop in March

April 3, 2014 5:11 pm ET

North American PP resin prices fell for the second consecutive month in March, as winter weather affected some deliveries.    More

Image

Post-consumer film recycling up 1 percent in 2012

April 3, 2014 4:59 pm ET

New word from the Plastics Division of the American Chemistry Council puts recycling of post-consumer film packaging at 1.02 billion pounds in 2012,...    More

Market Reports

Thermoformed Packaging 2014 Market Review & Outlook North America

This in-depth report provides analysis and discussions of economic and political conditions, market trends, legislative/regulatory activity impacting supply and demand, business opportunities and threats, materials pricing, manufacturing technology, as well as strategies being implemented by thermoformed packaging companies. In addition, there are reviews of 25 leading thermoformers in the packaging segment, assessing their growth initiatives and performance metrics over 10 years.

Learn more

Automotive Market Review and Outlook 2014 The Americas

This 75-page report features in-depth analysis of the automotive industry for the Americas. It includes discussions of market trends, legislative/regulatory activity impacting production and threats as well as design strategies being implemented by the major automakers. Detailed charts and data tables outline North American automotive production over the last five years.

Learn more

Plastics Building & Construction Market Review and Outlook 2014 with MS Excel chart data

This report provides in-depth analysis of the plastic building and construction market for North America, including discussions of trends, opportunities, threats and the latest developments in construction trends that impact plastics processors.

Learn more

Upcoming Plastics News Events

May 6, 2014 - May 8, 2014Plastics in Medical Devices 2014

May 12, 2014 - May 12, 2014Plastics News Brazil Pharma Summit

September 10, 2014 - September 12, 2014Plastics Caps & Closures 2014

February 3, 2015 - February 7, 2015Plastics News Executive Forum 2015

More Events