WASHINGTON, D.C.–August 20, 2012–The Center for the Polyurethanes Industry (CPI) of the American Chemistry Council (ACC) has released a new guidance document on freight loading and securement for intermodal domestic and international polyurethane shipments. The document, which is intended for transportation professionals that ship or receive polyurethane related materials, contains basic principles and examples of good practices. The document, "Guidelines for Freight Securement: Freight Loading and Securement for Chemical Shipments in the Polyurethane Industry," is available for free on CPI's website.
"Our new guidelines for freight securement offer important information and guidance on shipping polyurethane products and raw materials," said CPI Senior Director Lee Salamone.
The comprehensive guidance document provides information on useful and essential safety mechanisms, preload inspection of trailers and containers, restraint systems, and the closure of the transport containers. Clear, detailed photographs provide helpful representations of appropriate freight loading and securement practices. This document also references regulatory and modal requirements governing these shipments.
These guidelines are available for free on CPI's website under the "Product, Resources and Document Library" section.
About The American Chemistry Council: ACC represents the leading companies engaged in the business of chemistry. ACC members apply the science of chemistry to make innovative products and services that make people's lives better, healthier and safer. ACC is committed to improved environmental, health and safety performance through Responsible Care®, common sense advocacy designed to address major public policy issues, and health and environmental research and product testing. The business of chemistry is a $760 billion enterprise and a key element of the nation's economy. It is the largest exporting sector in the U.S., accounting for 12 percent of U.S. exports. Chemistry companies are among the largest investors in research and development. Safety and security have always been primary concerns of ACC members, and they have intensified their efforts, working closely with government agencies to improve security and to defend against any threat to the nation's critical infrastructure.
About The Center for the Polyurethanes Industry of the American Chemistry Council: CPI promotes the sustainable development of polyurethanes. Our members are U.S. producers or distributors of chemicals and equipment used to make polyurethane or manufacturers of polyurethane products.