spray polyurethane foam, health and safety

Health and Safety Guidance for Spray Polyurethane Foam (SPF) Contractors/Building and Construction Professionals

The American Chemistry Council’s Center for the Polyurethanes Industry (CPI) is the industry association representing U.S. producers or distributors of chemicals and equipment used to make polyurethane and manufacturers of polyurethane products. Spray polyurethane foam, commonly referred to as SPF, is a spray-applied insulating foam plastic that is installed as a liquid and then expands many times its original size. It offers excellent insulating properties, improving energy efficiency in commercial and residential buildings, and is also used in many specialty applications.

With the use of spray polyurethane foam (SPF) expected to increase over the coming decades, CPI is accelerating work on a number of important product stewardship projects intended to enhance the professional workers’ understanding of both the benefits of spray polyurethane foam and safe use and handling practices during installation.

This section of the website is intended for the spray polyurethane foam professional – from SPF contractors, applicators and helpers to building/construction professionals, architects and SPF marketers – to provide important product stewardship information about SPF insulation. It is also your source for the most recent developments in the SPF industry related to these issues.

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