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WHAT ARE PLASTICISERS?

Plasticisers (US: plasticizers) are colourless and odourless liquids used primarily to soften plastic. Over 85% of all plasticisers consumed in Europe are employed in durable flexible PVC applications, largely for the construction, automotive and wire & cable sectors. Some plasticisers are used in non-PVC applications such as coatings, rubber products, adhesives and sealants.

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15 January 2020

Call for papers on Plasticisers and / or flexible PVC applications

Hands on vinyl: students of today experts of tomorrow Are you dealing with plasticisers and/or flexible PVC applications? Do you want to meet with experts from leading chemical companies? If so, E...

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13 December 2019

EFSA updated risk assessment concludes that current exposure to five phthalates from food is not a concern for public health

On 10 December 2019, EFSA issued an update of the risk assessment of the phthalates DBP, BBP, DEHP, DINP and DIDP for use in food contact materials. Based on the limited scope of the mandate, the limi...

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11 December 2019

European Plasticisers welcomes new Chair and Vice-Chair

European Plasticisers will welcome Nigel Sarginson (ExxonMobil) as its new Chairman starting May 1st, 2020. As elected Chairman, he will be taking over from Joachim Tremmel (BASF) who served as Chairm...

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