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The Plasticisers and Flexible PVC Information Centre is an initiative of the European Council for Plasticisers and Intermediates (ECPI), a Brussels-based trade association representing the eight major companies involved in the production of plasticisers in Europe. ECPI is a sector group within CEFIC, the European Chemical Industry Council.
The main aim of ECPI is to provide clear and concise information about the many applications of plasticisers and its safe use, supported by robust scientific research. Based on its extensive knowledge of the industry, many decades of experience, and its wealth of scientific data, the ECPI secretariat is able to provide valuable input to legislative and regulatory authorities, non-government organisations, consumer groups and all other stakeholders. It encourages an open dialogue between these groups and it actively supports research programmes.
Furthermore, ECPI regularly conducts and commissions its own research projects and maintains constant contact with manufacturing companies that rely upon plasticisers for the production of everyday plastic items such as flooring, wall covering, cables, automotive parts, coated fabrics and medical devices.
ECPI members are committed to the global chemical industry initiative 'Responsible Care'. ECPI is also a member of VinylPlus, the European PVC industry voluntary commitment towards sustainability, recycling and improved product stewardship.