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Guidelines for Receiving and Unloading MDI 

The Center for the Polyurethanes Industry (CPI) prepared this guidance document to provide basic principles to users receiving, unloading and handling Methylene Diphenyl Diisocyanate (MDI) and/or various grades1 in a variety of packagings. This document summarizes some, but not all, U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) regulatory requirements and industry best practices regarding receiving, unloading and handling of MDI. These guidelines should not be interpreted in a manner that might conflict with existing international, national, state or local laws and regulations. Standards, laws, and requirements can change and have precedence over these guidelines. Consult with appropriate legal counsel to verify applicable standard and requirements.

American Chemistry Council

The American Chemistry Council’s mission is to advocate for the people, policy, and products of chemistry that make the United States the global leader in innovation and manufacturing. To achieve this, we: Champion science-based policy solutions across all levels of government; Drive continuous performance improvement to protect employees and communities through Responsible Care®; Foster the development of sustainability practices throughout ACC member companies; and Communicate authentically with communities about challenges and solutions for a safer, healthier and more sustainable way of life. Our vision is a world made better by chemistry, where people live happier, healthier, and more prosperous lives, safely and sustainably—for generations to come.

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