Monday 15 December 2014
Brussels, 10 December 2014: Representatives from the entire flexible PVC value chain met this week at the Plasticisers Conference 2014 to discuss the latest developments in the sector.Participants agreed on the need for improved coordination amongst EU and national regulators to guarantee a competitive and cost effective level playing field for the entire chemical industry.
Tuesday 2 December 2014
Prague, 26 November 2014 – The European Council for Plasticisers and Intermediates (ECPI) recently held a flexible PVC and plasticisers workshop with representatives from Czech regulatory bodies and leading companies making flexible PVC products. They discussed the role and contribution of the plasticisers industry to the EU economy, recent policy and regulatory developments, and the most important regulatory challenges lying ahead, both at European and national level.
Wednesday 8 October 2014
Ravenna and Ferrara, 6-7 October: The European Council for Plasticisers and Intermediates (ECPI) organised in early October a second edition of its annual Media Field Trip, which this time took place in Italy. Journalists from specialised European trade media had the opportunity to learn about the work across the PVC value-chain by visiting Vulcaflex, a synthetic leather producer, and Vinyloop, specialised in composite recycling. The media trip was supported by the VinylPlus sustainability programme.
Saturday 19 July 2014
Following the report by the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s (CPSC) Chronic Hazard Advisory Panel (CHAP) on Phthalates on the 18 July, the American Chemistry Council (ACC) expressed its concerns about the unfollowed steps by CPSC to ensure the integrity of the independent review process.
Wednesday 19 February 2014
On 31 January 2014 the European Commission has published its conclusions regarding the re-evaluation of the restrictions on DINP and DIDP in toys and childcare articles which can be placed in the mouth.
Thursday 5 December 2013
The European Council for Plasticisers and Intermediates (ECPI) teamed up with Crain Communications and European Plastics News to organise a new edition of the Plasticisers Conference. Over 80 international experts gathered in Brussels for two days to discuss recent industry developments, ongoing regulatory challenges and the latest scientific data.
Tuesday 1 October 2013
There has been a major shift in the European plasticiser market from low to high molecular weight phthalates which today represent about 85% of the phthalates used in Europe. This is the result of scientific and regulatory development such as REACH and the increasing pressure to move away from classified low phthalates which are classified as Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) and will be phased out by February 2015 unless an Authorization is granted for some specific uses.
Wednesday 29 May 2013
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Wednesday 20 February 2013
Several scientists this week published a report, under the auspices of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), regarding the health effects of human exposure to certain chemicals. Titled “State of the Science of Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals”, the report attempts to update the 2002 State of the Science report.
Wednesday 12 December 2012
Over 80 international experts gathered on 4th and 5th December in Brussels at the annual “Plasticisers Conference 2012” organised by Crain Communications and European Plastics News in association with European Council for Plasticisers and Intermediates (ECPI).
Wednesday 14 November 2012
Depuis sa découverte accidentelle au 19e siècle et l'ajout, pour la première fois en 1926, de plastifiants permettant de l’assouplir, le PVC a été utilisé dans des millions de produits et d’applications de construction, tous plus essentiels les uns que les autres dans notre quotidien. La raison de son succès réside indubitablement dans ses très nombreuses propriétés, associées à un rapport coût/performance inégalé. (Source: Batiweb)
Wednesday 27 June 2012
After the success of the 2011 Plasticisers Conference, European Plastics News and the ECPI (European Centre for Plasticisers and Intermediates) are pleased to announce another collaborative conference for 2012, This two0day event will take place in Brussels, Belgium - 4 & 5 December 2012.
Thursday 12 April 2012
At public and media debates on the topic of endocrine disruptors a number of arguments are being heard over and over again but, quite often, they lack the necessary scientific validity or are being used to extrapolate conclusions which can often be misleading.
Monday 27 February 2012
The international forum covering the key topics about applications and developments in plasticisers today
will be back to Brussels on 4 & 5 December 2012.
Wednesday 16 November 2011
The European Council for Plasticisers and Intermediates (ECPI) partnered up with Crain Communications and European Plastics News to organise the Plasticisers Conference 2011 which took place in Brussels this week. During two days, close to 60 international experts discussed about the future of the industry, its products and their applications.
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Wednesday 18 May 2011