On 4 August, the European Union published the REACH Restriction on diisocyanates which will introduce mandatory training requirements for workers using diisocyanates from 24 August 2023.

To help stakeholders understand the next steps, ISOPA and ALIPA are now publishing an updated version of their e-book on the Restriction aiming to provide a brief introduction and answer some of the main questions that actors along the polyurethanes value chain may have.

On 4 February, the REACH Committee voted in favour of the European Commission's proposal for a REACH restriction on diisocyanates. The restriction - which ALIPA, ISOPA and broad segments of the diisocyanates value chain support – will introduce mandatory training requirements for workers using diisocyanates. This is in line with the opinion delivered by ECHA's Risk Assessment Committee, which confirmed that mandatory training is “the most appropriate EU-wide measure to address risk in terms of the effectiveness, in reducing the risk, practicality and monitorability” associated with diisocyanates.

The Europen Diisocyanate and Polyol Producers Association (ISOPA) and ALIPA take note of the scientific report published by the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) for the evaluation of limit values (OEL) for diisocyanates at the workplace. As manufactureres of diisocyanates, we stand ready to engage with ECHA, the European Commission, EU member states and other stakeholders to ensure safe use of diisocyanates in Europe.

Brussels, 31 October -- ALIPA and ISOPA publish today a new website on the safe use of diisocyanates : www.safeusediisocyanates.eu. The new webpage aims at informing about the regulatory process on the proposed restriction on diisocyanates under REACH.

On September 25th 2018, ALIPA and ISOPA together with Urethane Technology International conducted their 2nd international Webinar to inform industry and other stakeholders about the proposed restriction by ECHA on diisocyanates.

Welcome to the ALIPA / ISOPA guide to the REACH processes applying to diisocyanates!

On 18 may 2018, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) published the consolidated opinion of the Risk Assessment Committee (RAC) and Socio-Economic Assessment Committee (SEAC) on the retriction of diisocyanates, marking important step in legislative developments towards the final proposal of the European Commission.

ALIPA becomes GDPR compliant.

ALIPA is committed to the continuous increase of standards in loading , transport, unloading and storage of aliphatic isocyantes through the value chain. The ALIPA Assessment serves to support users of alipahtic isocyanates monomers to evaluate their bulk unloading facilities.

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On 7 October 2016, German REACH competent authorities submitted a restriction dossierto the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) proposing risk management measures to ensure safe handling of diisocyanates at the workplace. The dossier calls for a mandatory training scheme for the industrial and professional use of diisocyanates but also allows applying for exemptions from this restriction.

Updated Q&A REACH-Evaluation of HDI Trimer available.

On 7 October 2015, ECHA registered the intention of the German Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (BAuA) to propose a risk-based measure under the REACH regulation for the industrial and professional use of diisocyanates. This is reported on the website of the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA).