Transition to non-phthalate plasticizers speeds up in Europe

Arkema is closing its phthalate plasticizer plant in Chauny, France as the market shifts to nonphthalates used to make polyvinyl chloride for medical bags, tubing and other applications. The plant closure also reflects significant structural weakness in the European PVC industry.  Arkema is the leading supplier of phthalate plasticizers to the medical industry in Europe. According to ICIS, the Arkema plant in France can produce 70,000 metric tons per year of DOP and 90,000 metric tons/year of phthalic anhydride plasticizer. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites Keywords:  phthalate Evonik read more

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Transition to non-phthalate plasticizers speeds up in Europe

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