Like many reactive chemicals, polyurethane raw materials can be hazardous if handled improperly. For this reason, we commit significant resources and staff to promoting the responsible use of our products throughout the entire supply chain. Our aim is to ensure that each person transporting, storing or processing our isocyanates and polyols is fully aware of the potential dangers and prepared for their safe handling.

Our health and safety activities begin in our own laboratories and factories. However, our commitment does not stop there. We offer regular training courses, familiarizing customers and distributors with the recommended procedures, both for normal operations and for emergencies. We also provide personalized assistance to help with the introduction of new products, start-up of new facilities, conversions to polyurethane technologies or other specific situations.

Finally, through our participation in several industry associations, we are dedicated to pooling our expertise on safe handling with other stakeholders, further enhancing the core knowledge and processes related to health and safety matters for the entire polyurethane industry.

Responsible Care
Responsible Care

BASF has embraced the goals of the voluntary Responsible Care initiative and applies them to the entire BASF Group.

CPI Resources

Product stewardship and safe handling resources provided by the Center for the Polyurethanes Industry (CPI).

ACC Diisocyanates Website

Information on the chemistry, applications and handling of diisocyanates from the American Chemistry Council (ACC).

International Isocyanate Institute

Publications and safe handling guidelines for MDI and TDI.

OSHA Isocyanates Website

Information and resources on isocyanates provided by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).