Focus on product safety and stewardship

New approach for evaluating materials and products

Pittsburgh, January 14, 2016 — As facility owners and contractors show increasing interest in health, safety, and environmental issues, the potential hazard of the materials is often emphasized over any other consideration. Covestro LLC believes that approaches to evaluating materials and products are more sustainable when built on principles of product safety, product stewardship, life-cycle analysis and risk-based science.

Covestro’s approach will be the topic of a workshop: “Overview of health, safety and stewardship programs for polyurethane coatings” taking place 1:30-4:30 p.m., Monday, Jan. 18, during SSPC 2016 in San Antonio. Three technical specialists in Covestro LLC’s Coatings, Adhesives & Specialties business unit – Scott Ecoff, senior industrial hygienist; Lisa Marie Nespoli, manager, product safety and stewardship; and Ahren Olson, market manager – corrosion protection; will lead the discussion.

The three-hour session will highlight the benefits of polyurethane chemistry. It will also address recent developments in health and safety regulations, including the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Isocyanate National Emphasis Program, along with recommended controls when applying coatings containing isocyanates and case studies. Also included will be examples of how to incorporate product stewardship and sustainable thinking into product development processes.

About Covestro LLC:

Covestro LLC is one of the leading producers of high-performance polymers in North America and is part of the global Covestro business. Covestro manufactures high-tech polymer materials and develops innovative solutions for products used in many areas of daily life. The main segments served are the automotive, electrical and electronics, construction and sports and leisure industries. The Covestro group has 30 production sites around the globe and employed approximately 15,700 people at the end of September 2015.

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Covestro Contact:

Sarah Schade, Phone: +1 412-777-7503

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