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

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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.


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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

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