MDI is used in the manufacture of various polyurethane products: elastic and rigid foams, paints, lacquers, adhesives, binding agents, synthetic rubbers, and elastomeric fibers.
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It is a rubber chemical used as an accelerator and stabilizing agent in neoprene.
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