Tag Archives: DOP

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

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

Arkema to shutdown DOP production in March 2014. DOP supply in immediate danger!

Arkema will stop their DOP production in March 2014! Taking all the press releases the main reason for this seems mainly to be the continous pressure on the PA market. This market is oversupplied and with a low demand situation making some profit with this product is a challenge too much. In Chauny Arkema operates […]

Will DOP price hikes and supply issues mean the end for DOP in EU?

DOP prices are already for months at an unhealthy low level. Everybody who can do the math can see that nobody is making money with producing and selling DOP. On the other hand we have the higher phthalates and off course the phthalate free alternatives which are trying to gain market share aggressively. One of […]

Ortho-phthalates versus terephthalates

Orto-phthalates Phthalate plasticizers like DOP and DINP are produced using phthalic anhydride (picture) Phthalic anhydride is obtained by oxidation of ortho-xylene In chemistry the term phthalates  is used to mean ortho-phthalates   Terephthalates DOTP and PET bottles are produced using purified terephthalic acid (picture) Purified terephthalic acid is produced by oxidation of para-xylene Terephthalates do […]

Phthalates under attack in Asia?!

Last week phthalate plasticizers, and more specific DOP, did get an alarming amount of negative publicity. A major newspaper like the Shanghai Daily News reported a possible scandal involving DOP. More than 6000 sport drinks were withdrawn out of supermarkets because being contaminated with DOP. The shocking fact is that this plasticizer was put in […]

Availability of phthalate-free-plasticizers

In 2010 demand recovery happened much quicker as expected. Global PVC demand improved significantly but was still not at 2007 levels. One of the striking events in 2010 was the lack of raw materials. Producer could even have produced more if only they had the needed raw materials. Due to a combination of booming demand […]

PVC & Plasticizers: What, Where & Why