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News: The Plasticisers Industry Calls for Regulatory Predictability to Enable Protection of Consumer Health as well as Competitiveness and Growth

May 3, 2016. Europe. “The European Council for plasticisers and Intermediates (ECPI) is pleased to learn that the REACH Committee has confirmed the Authorisation of the recycling of…”

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News: Jury still out on DEHP and medical devices

April 13, 2015. Europe. DEHP is one of the several plasticisers used in PVC medical devices. Scientists agree that DEHP can leach into the body from tubes, blood bags and other essential …

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News: Oxea receives European Product Leadership Award for its Phthalate-free Plasticizer product range

March 19, 2015. Oberhausen, Germany. Based on its recent analysis of the European plasticizers market, Growth Partnership Firm Frost & Sullivan has recognized chemical company Oxea with the ‘2014 European Non-Phthalate Plasticizers Product Leadership Award’. The researchers …

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News: REACH restrictions updated for PAHs and phthalates

4 March 2015. Europe, Priority substances. An EU Regulation amending the REACH restrictions for polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and phthalates was published in the EU Official Journal on 3 March.

CW 28 May 2014

CW 5 February 2014

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News: DEHP and its endocrine effects

February 2015. Europe. Global Business Briefing. On 17 December 2014, Echa amended the entry for Bis (2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) on the candidate list of substances of very high concern (SVHCs) to indicate that the substance meets the Article 57(f) criterion of equivalent level …

CW 16 December 2014

CW 19 December 2014

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News: ECHA defends its views on DEHP authorisation

28 January 2015. Europe. ECHA has rejected claims by a group of NGOs that there are “procedural and substantive flaws” in the draft opinions, adopted by its Committees on Risk Assessment (RAC) and Socio-Economic Analysis (SEAC), which concluded …

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News: California proposes no significant risk level for DINP

23 December 2014, United States. California is starting a rulemaking to adopt a no significant risk level (NSRL) for diisononyl phthalate (DINP) under Proposition 65. The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) is proposing …

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News: The Member State Committee unanimously agreed to identify the phthalate DEHP as an SVHC

12 December 2014, Helsinki. Denmark proposed four phthalates – DEHP, DBP, DiBP, BBP to be identified as substances of very high concern (SVHCs) for their endocrine disrupting properties for human health and …

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News: CPSC Drafts Proposal on Phthalate Restrictions

WASHINGTON – The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has drafted a proposed rule that would prohibit children’s toys and childcare articles sold in the United States from containing specified phthalates, according to a report by the Toy Industry Association (TIA).

California’s Proposition 65

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News: SCENIHR drafts opinion on DEHP in medical devices

SCENIHR has launched a public consultation on an update to its 2008 opinion concerning the safety of DEHP when used as a plasticiser in polyvinylchloride (PVC) medical devices, particularly for “at-risk” groups …

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News: Eastman Plasticizer Expansion Complete

KINGSPORT, Tenn., September 18, 2014 – Eastman Chemical Company (NYSE:EMN) has completed a previously announced capacity expansion of its Eastman 168™ non-phthalate plasticizers at its …

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News: Vinyl interior: how do they look like?

Vinyl is the name commonly used to describe polyvinyl chloride (PVC). Vinyl is an extremely flexible synthetic material, the main components of which are salt, oil, plasticisers, stabilisers and pigments. Vinyl has a part in all of our lives –  flooring, ceiling and wall covering.

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News: EU phthalate flap pushes industry to innovate

Source: Plastics Today
By Karen Laird
Published: August 5th, 2014

When in 2012, Denmark announced plans to ban DEHP, DBP, DIBP and BBP phthalates…

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News: OXSOFT TOTM ST: New stabilized plasticizer from OXEA

OXEA introduces stabilized TOTM (trioctyl trimellitate or tri-2-ethylhexyl trimellitate) under the brand name OXSOFT TOTM ST into its comprehensive range of phthalate-free plasticizers.

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News: Minute available: SCENIHR 6th Plenary Meeting (10-11 June 2014)

The 6th Plenary Meeting of  Sientific Committee in Emerging and Newly identified Health Risks (SCENIHR) was held from June 10 to 11, 2014 in Luxembourg. Concering the Topic – the safety of medical devices …

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News: Denmark scraps phthalate ban

After pressure from the European Commission and the outcome of a related court case, the Danish government has decided to scrap its planned ban on four phthalates, a group …

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News: Plastics Scorecard: PVC methodology is flawed

Commentary by Ole Grøndahl Hansen, Project Manager, PVCMed Alliance

In order to establish a strategy for reducing the chemical footprint of plastics, Clean Production Action has published the Plastics Scorecard report, as noted in PlasticsToday: “The Plastics Scorecard gives one of the world’s most valuable materials a bad grade” and “Plastics Scorecard measures chemical footprint of PVC/DEHP-based medical IV bags.”

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News: American Chemistry Council Files Lawsuit to Remove DINP from Prop 65 List

The American Chemistry Council (ACC) filed a lawsuit challenging the state of California’s listing of diisononyl phthalate (DINP) under the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, …

OEHHA’s website

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News: How are the changing plasticizer regulations affecting your business?

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News: eBook: Plasticizers & Medical devices

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News: Conference Summary: Alternatives to Classified Phthalates in PVC Med Devices

Danish Environmental Protection Agency (DEPA)

Danish Health and Medicines Authority (DHMA)

PVCMed Alliance

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News: Roscom begins production of non-phthalate compounds

Roscom Inc

Health risks posed by use of Di-2-ethylhexyl phthalate (DEHP)

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News: Report shows numerous safe plasticisers for PVC medical devices

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News: Alternatives to classified phthalates in medical devices

The Danish EPA 

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News: OXEA plans capacity increase for plasticizer OXSOFT® GPO

OXSOFT® GPO (Dioctyl Terephthalate – DOTP)

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News: OXEA to exhibit at PVC Formulation, Februrary 24-26, 2014, Düsseldorf, Germany

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News: OXEA launches bio-based plasticizer range – OXBLUE®

OXBLUE® DOSX (dioctyl succinate)

ATBC (acetyl tributyl citrate)

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News: A little story about the monsters in your closet

Investigation by Greenpeace

Greenpeace Detox campaign

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News: Good news/bad news: Some phthalates down, some up

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News: Proposed phthalate restrictions cause little concern in bulk industry

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand

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News: California to add diisononyl phthalate to proposition 65 list of carcinogens

diisononyl phthalate

butyl benzyl phthalate

OEHHA

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News: ECHA final report on DINP and DIDP reaffirms safety for use in all current applications

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News: OEHHA announces public meeting to review evidence on the carcinogenicity of DINP and BBP

California Environmental Protection Agency’s

Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA)

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News: Hong Kong debates limits on phthalates

Hong Kong’s Consumer Council

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News: OXEA to attend the Plasticizers Conference, December 3 – 4, 2013, in Brussels, Belgium

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News: ECHA initiates eight-week public consultations on applications for authorisation for DEHP and DBP

The ECHA Website

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News: Transition to non-phthalate plasticizers speeds up in Europe

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News: Eastman Chemical Company launches new non-phthalate plasticizer

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News: BPA, phthalate exposure may cause fertility problems

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News: EPA withdraws proposed rules on phthalates

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News: Reverdia starts up bio succinic acid plant

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News: Evonik to begin offering phthalate-free and bio-based plasticizers

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News: Oxea delivers first specialty esters produced at its new unit “Ester 2”

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News: PVCMed Alliance was launched to promote the value of PVC in healthcare applications

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News: Segetis gets deep-pocketed investors

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News: Denmark defies EU with planned ban on phthalate chemicals

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News: Eastman: Mehr Geld für phthalatfreie Weichmacher

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News: Investment in biobased additives, Loxiol and Edenol

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News: ECVM Press Release

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News: BASF and Sinopec Team Up for Chinese Plasticizer Production

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News: EU: Einsatzbeschränkungen für Weichmacher abgelehnt

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News: Emerald Kalama Announces Capacity Expansion

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News: PolyOne pairs with biobased plasticizer startup

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News: Oxsoft Duo: Oxea launches two new easy-to-process phthalate-free, low migration plasticizers

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News: Oxea adds DOP and DINP replacement

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News: Oxea to build its first production plant in China

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News: Oxea adds DOP and DINP replacement

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News: Phthalate-free plasticizers based on Specialty Esters

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News: Vinyl Plasticizer Trends Driven by Regulation and Public Perception

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News: Demonizing Plastics is Not Good Science

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News: Geruchlose Wandfarbe von Oxea aus Oberhausen

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News: ECPI confident France will not pass phthalate ban

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News: Danish study finds evidence that DINP phthalate affects behaviour and reproduction in rats

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News: Oxea claims fears over phthalates has prompted huge rise in speciality esters

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