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ADI Chemistry and Environmental Stewardship

ADI producers support the practice of conserving resources and minimizing any potential environmental and health impacts of their products. Materials with ADI chemistry, such as adhesives, sealants and coatings, are essential to the continuous progress made in environmental stewardship and efficient use of natural resources.

Environmental Impact

In the unlikely event of a spill to the aquatic or soil environments, ADI reacts with water to form inert polyureas, which can be expected to be essentially unreactive.1

Emissions of ADI

The Environmental Airborne Emissions Reporting and Testing section provides information about how atmospheric emissions of HDI, HMDI and IPDI during production or other applications are generally low, as they are typically carried out in closed equipment with controls on all vents. That section offers technical information on emissions reporting and testing developed and used by the ADI industry, government agencies and private standard-setting organizations.

ADI producers use EPA-recommended methods to carefully monitor emissions. Another key contributor to protecting the environment is in the handling of these materials. ADI producers take great care in materials handling, whether at their own sites or working with customers. They are committed to being responsible stewards of their products.


1 H. J. Laas, R. Halpaap and J. Pedain, J. Prakt. Chem./Chem. Ztg. 336, 185 (1994)

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