Hexamethylene diisocyanate (HDI)

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Known Synonyms

Hexamethylene diisocyanate
Isocyanater (HDI)
Isocyanater HDI
Hexamethylene diisocyanate (HDI) is the most volatile diisocyanate and a common cause of occupational asthma. One of its main uses is as a spray paint for vehicles and airoplanes, where it copes with bending of the underlying metal/plastic. It is often present as a "pre-polymer" or "blocked" diisocyanate when the presence of a diisocyanate may be missing from the material data sheet. Despite this occupational asthma has not been shown to be reduced by using a "blocked" compound.

References for: Hexamethylene diisocyanate (HDI) See published papers on "Hexamethylene diisocyanate (HDI)" from this website.
Haz-Map information on: Hexamethylene diisocyanate (HDI) See information on "Hexamethylene diisocyanate (HDI)" from the HazMap (Information on Hazardous Chemicals and Occupational Diseases) website.

Oasys Notifications for Hexamethylene diisocyanate (HDI)

The Oasys Audit scheme started midway through 2010 and collects agents typed in through the Oasys program. The years before 2010 show old data entered during 2010 or later and are likely to have many fewer notifications. We expect Oasys to become more widely adopted as time goes by so increasing notifications does not necessarily mean an increasing problem.

Occupational asthma notifications to the Oasys Audit Scheme for Hexamethylene diisocyanate (HDI)

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