PPE Requirements for Polyurethanes Versus Non-Isocyanate Coatings: Is There Really a Difference?
From JPCL, June 2019
By Leah K. Tipton, KTA-Tator, Inc.
The word isocyanate on a product label or safety data sheet might prompt the selection of an alternative coating and in some cases, facility owners and/or contractors have reportedly been reluctant to specify/use polyurethane coatings, based upon a belief that coatings containing isocyanates have more stringent personal protective equipment requirements than those for application of coatings that do not contain isocyanates. This article describes a study conducted to investigate this belief and determine if recommended PPE requirements differ between polyurethane and non-isocyanate containing coatings....