Learn More About Uses of Polyurethane Made With Diisocyanates

Diisocyanates are a family of chemical building blocks used to make polyurethanes for furniture, appliances, apparel and more. Before they are mixed with other chemicals and transformed into finished goods, they are in a reactive state and have a potential to contribute to workplace asthma. Manufacturers, in partnership with downstream users, have implemented a variety of product stewardship activities that have contributed to a reduction in diisocyanate-related asthma cases, even as production rates of diisocyanates have increased.

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