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Brussels, 20 February 2017 - On 16th February 2017, the European Commission’s REACH committee voted by qualified majority to include the four phthalates DEHP, BBP, DBP and DiBP in the REACH Candidate List as Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC), on the grounds of endocrine disruption for human health.
29-30 June 2016, Germany – Hosted by the European Council for Plasticisers and Intermediates (ECPI), ten journalists working for trade publications in five different European countries had the opportunity to discover more about the lifecycle and sustainability of flexible PVC. In this 2-day trip, participants visited a converting and a recycling plant – Mehler Texnologies and AgPR (Arbeitsgemeinschaft PVC-Bodenbelag Recycling).
The main objective of this annual media visit sponsored by VinylPlus, the voluntary commitment of the PVC value chain, is to spread awareness about the flexible PVC value-chain, how plasticisers are used and their benefits for our everyday life.
Vienna, 28 April 2016- ”Smart Vinyl for our Cities” was the theme chosen for this year’s Vinyl Sustainability Forum. More than 130 representatives from industry, academia, governments, UN, European Commission as well as specifiers, designers and architects gathered in Vienna to look at the contribution PVC makes to the sustainability of our cities.
Brussels, 3 May 2016 – The European Council for plasticisers and Intermediates (ECPI) is pleased to learn that the REACH Committee has confirmed the Authorisation of the recycling of flexible PVC made with DEHP, based on the recommendation of the ECHA Committee for Risk Assessment (RAC) and the Committee for Socio-Economic Analysis (SEAC).
Brussels, 22 April 2016 - The European Council for Plasticisers and Intermediaries (ECPI) would like to reassure consumers of the safety of all phthalates used in current applications in response to a report published in Environmental Health Perspectives. The article “Recent Fast Food Consumption and Bisphenol A and Phthalates Exposure Among the US Population in NHANES, 2003-2010” claims there is a link between fast food ingestion and the levels of two specific phthalate metabolites present in urine.