= Methylenediphenyl Diisocyanate
Proposal for a decision of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Council Directive 76/769 as regards restrictions on the marketing and use of certain dangerous substances and preparations - Methylenediphenyl Diisocyanate / MDI
FEICA the European Adhesive & Sealant Manufacturing Association is a multinational association representing the European Adhesive and Sealant Industry. With the support of 15 national associations and several direct and affiliated members, FEICA coordinates, represents and advocates the common interests of our industry throughout Europe. In this regard FEICA aims at establishing a constructive dialogue with legislators in order to act as a reliable partner to resolve issues affecting the European Adhesive and Sealant Industry.
The adhesives and sealants sector represents six per cent of the market for MDI. The material is used in many performance critical bonding and sealing applications in some of Europe’s most important market sectors such as automotive, aerospace, building and construction. Its volume use is therefore in industrial and professional rather than consumer applications. Consumer use is largely confined to foam canisters of 450/750 ml capacity and for gap filling in general building. The consumer simply breaks the seal and depresses the button for dispensing through a straw into the void.
FEICA is deeply concerned about the situation with MDI. The proposal for a decision of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Council Directive 76/769 suggests new risk management measures for MDI in the consumer market and proposes a study to collect more data on possible cases of respiratory allergy due to products containing MDI.