What are Isocyanates?

We all remember Vietnam, the war where the USA wiped out thousands with tear gas in the 1960’s and still couldn’t win, but did you know that polyurethane, one of the most ubiquitously materials on earth is made from a similar toxic substance called isocyanates and is used every day in products like shoes, plumbing, …

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Avoiding Another Bhopal Disaster with Non-Toxic Polyurethane


Every day we are exposed to a ubiquitous substance called “polyurethane.” Its everywhere, from our shoes, to our cars to our floors and walls. Polyurethane is used as a coating to insulate and protect materials, walls, floors and other items from sun, abuse and general wear and tear. It also happens to be one of …

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Dangers of Toxic Isocyanates


As we walk through life many of us are unaware of the paint & coatings chemicals we are exposed to on a daily basis, such as toxic isocyanates. Adding to this, manufacturers, distributors, contractors and applicators themselves are often unaware of the toxicity of the products they make and sell. Sometimes, we don’t see or …

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Green Solutions for the Polyurethane Industry

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Industrial floor coatings, are necessary for protecting substrates such as steel and concrete and are used by most industries. The process of application starts with a top coat to ensure corrosion protection with additional coatings that can be applied to avoid rust and create shimmer for a pleasant visual appeal. By coating the floor of …

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Is Polyurethane Toxic?

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Is polyurethane toxic? There are many industrial floor coatings that can be used to coat industrial or garage floors, but most common applications are epoxy and polyurethane. These traditional coatings also include a variety of toxic isocyanates that are located within the coating itself. Individuals and businesses need to be aware when they are purchasing …

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