Tag Archives: REACh

TOTM on Corap: Where does it stand now?

TOTM/TEHTM (Trioctyl trimellitate, or tris(2-ethylhexyl)trimellitate) is a non-migrating plasticizer with excellent elevated temperature properties. In every application where migration is a concern, TOTM can limit these concerns due to its permanent character. Most commonly applied areas are medical devices, cables and wires. TOTM is also beloved for automotive and in-house applications due to its outstanding […]

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

DOA/DEHA on the CoRAP: What’s the status now?

DOA or DEHA (Dioctyl/Bis(2-ethylhexyl) adipate) is a commonly used plasticizer and also applied in lubricants, glue, scotch-tape, and sealants. Because DOA is identified as potential alternative for phthalates, its use in plastics continues to increase in the EU, and this growth will be at an even faster pace after four phthalates (BBP, DEHP, DBP, DIBP) […]

Update on TOTM Substance Evaluation

Oxea is manufacturing Oxsoft TOTM for several uses including medical devices. The excellent migration properties of TOTM make this molecule highly suitable for this type of application. TOTM is already used for years in medical devices, mainly medical tubing, and we see an increased demand for TOTM in this area because of concerns regarding DOP. […]

PVC & Plasticizers: What, Where & Why