California Rejects Industry ‘Alternatives Analysis’ For Spray Foam Chemical

July 1, 2020
California regulators are rejecting for now an industry coalition’s chemical “alternatives analysis” for spray polyurethane foam (SPF) products containing unreacted methylene diphenyl diisocyanates (MDI), which have been listed as “priority products” for review under the state’s Safer Consumer Products (SCP) green chemistry program. The state’s action is heightening longstanding tension with chemical and product manufacturing companies that have already sued to overturn the listing of the SPF products. In a notice of deficiency released June 30, the California Department of...

Not a subscriber? Sign up for 30 days free access to exclusive environmental policy reporting.