Sapici: Nonylphenol Free

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  • Sapici launches Polurene NPF, a Nonylphenol free product.
  • Sapici replaces the toxic Nonylphenol with an eco-friendly blocking agent.

CARONNO PERTUSELLA (VARESE, ITALY­­­) – February 4th, 2016 Sapici is concerned about safety and environment thus committed in creating and patenting safer and more eco-friendly products. This is the premise for developing Polurene NPF, our newest green blocked isocyanate.
The innovatory Polurene NPF replaces Nonylphenol, toxic for human health and environment, with an eco-friendly blocking agent, still keeping intact all its properties.
Polurene is a product employed in indoor spaces especially in adhesive for parquet and surfaces subject to continuous stress. The presence of the harmful Nonylphenol in its formula represents a serious hazard for human health as this substance tends to release during de-blocking process and can be inhaled by people with dangerous health effects.
In fact the European Union included substances like Nonylphenol in SVHC candidate list (Substance of Very High Concern); while Germany labelled it as EMICODE EC1 in order to protect end users. German approach and its severe actions could, as happened in the past, be acknowledged on a larger scale.
Polurene NPF overcomes the toxicity with its green formula and therefore the above labelling including the GHS, making it a safe product to be handled, transported and used.
A further advantage for adopting NPF products resides in the fact that they are classified no dangerous good for transport (ADR, IMDG), thus reducing sensibly the transportation costs.
Sapici is incessantly engaged in making the world a better and safer place and Polurene NPF is another important step in this process.

About SAPICI – Established in Italy in 1936, S.A.P.I.C.I. S.p.A. is a global innovation and full-quality driven developer and manufacturer of advanced and high-performance polyurethane products for such applications as Coating, Flexible Packaging, Industrial Adhesives, Prepolymers, Inks, and more. SAPICI combines its product offering with direct and tailored services to its customers worldwide including continued technical assistance, research and development, and industrialization. SAPICI technical knowhow and testing and analysis equipment allow its highly qualified workforce to anticipate and satisfy the needs and requirements of its most demanding customers, contributing to paving their way to further sustainable success. Over 160 SAPICI employees located in the Company’s commercial offices and in the three production sites in Italy and China serve their customers supported by a capillary technical and commercial global organization. More information is available at