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Exclusive: EPA delays major report on safety of phthalates

Friday, September 27th, 2013 | Permalink

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is putting on hold a major review of phthalates typically used as flexibilizers in polyvinyl chloride and in other applications until a separate review on phthalates is completed by the Consumer Product Safety Commission. In 2011, the EPA began an alternates assessment program for phthalates and said that it intended to conduct a Design for the Environment and Green Chemistry alternatives assessment by 2012. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites Keywords:  phthalates EPA read more

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Non-phthalate plasticizer to showcase at K

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013 | Permalink

The Perstorp Group will be presenting what’s described as an innovative new general-purpose plasticizer developed specifically for sensitive close-to-consumer applications. Called Pevalen, the plasticizer is based on a polyolester chemistry. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites Keywords:  K show phthalate plasticizer read more

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Plastic film recycling reaches one billion lb

Monday, February 25th, 2013 | Permalink

The recycling of plastic film increased by 4% to reach one billion lb annually in 2011 for the first time, according to a report by Moore Recycling Associates , on behalf of the American Chemistry Council (ACC). The category of plastic film includes plastic bags, product wraps and commercial shrink film and the report stated that the recycling of plastic film has grown 55% since 2005.  read more

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