05/18/2011

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Isopa launches "Walk the Talk” 2nd programme

WtT aims at improving safety, health and environmental standards across the European polyurethanes industry. Since 2006, Isopa member companies have been visiting hundreds of production plants throughout Europe to address the importance of product stewardship and the safe use of diisocyanates and polyols. This proactive initiative was very well received by customers and distributors in the PU industry, and the WtT package is now available in 24 languages with global reach.With the implementation of the new REACH and CLP rules, Isopa saw the need and the opportunity to strengthen this outreach to customers and distributors in the PU industry by developing a WtT 2nd generation safety package. REACH and CLP adds a great deal of complexity to the requirements that industry has to comply with, especially small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) that are overwhelmed. To address this challenging regulatory landscape, WtT 2nd generation is offering a specific package for Europe, which provides assistance and a base training on the safe use of diisocyanates and polyols whilst at the same time focusing on REACH compliance.The packages of both WtT and WtT 2nd generation, as well as a REACH communication toolkit are available on the Isopa website www.isopa.org.Isopa represents the manufacturers in Europe of aromatic diisocyanates and polyols, the main raw materials for polyurethanes. Its members include: BASF, Bayer MaterialScience, BorsodChem, Dow, Huntsman, Perstorp, Repsol and Shell Chemicals. Isopa is an affiliated organisation within the European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic).

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