Tag Archives: phthalate-free

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 …

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 …

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…

Transition to non-phthalate plasticizers speeds up in Europe

Eastman Chemical Company launches new non-phthalate plasticizer

Phthalate free and bio based main trends

This week I attended the PVC Formulation conference in Düsseldorf, Germany. This conference gives a nice hollistic view of what kind of issues our customers are facing. This conference is not only around plasticizers but also around PVC itself, stabilizers and other additives. In all presentations where plasticizers were mentioned it was eye-catching that terms […]

Increasing capacity for phthalate free plasticizers

The biggest hurdle for growing the market share of phthalate free plasticizers is not price, nor is it the technical performance of the different products. The biggest hurdle to take is simply the available production capacity for phthalate free plasticizers. Alhough the market is moving quickly to phthalate free variants, demand is even higher and surpasses […]

Is a pineapple also an apple?

OXSOFT GPO is a phthalate free plasticizer chemically also known as Di-Octyl-TerePhthalate (DOTP). Some confusion is understandable if this plasticizer is phthalate free or not because of the chemical name. It is common in chemistry to use the term phthalates for substances which are actually ortho-phthalates Terephthalates are not considered to be (ortho-)phthalates, like pineapples are not considered to be […]

Will phthalates be banned? Brand under attack

In May the French parliament surprisingly passed a bill which proposes to ban phthalate plasticizers. The bill is not a law yet and it is very unlikely this will eventually happen due to lack of support by government and senate. However enough damage already has been done. The fact that bills like this are proposed […]

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