21 August 2018

Plasticisers – Science & Regulation

The plasticiser industry – and its customers – continue to face regulatory pressure. It is responding with better science and an array of new plasticiser options. Read the latest article by Pet...

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30 October 2017

La sostenibilidad, una máxima de la industria del PVC en España

Más de una docena de medios de comunicación especializados de toda Europa se unieron a la visita de prensa organizada por la asociación European Plasticisers y patrocinada por VinylPlus los pasados...

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02 October 2017

Viaje de prensa de European Plasticisers a España

European Plasticisers, la asociación que agrupa a los productores de plastificantes europeos, celebró la semana pasada un viaje de prensa a Barcelona, para mostrar el ciclo completo del PVC. Read...

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01 September 2017

The changing face of plasticisers

The move away from low molecular weight orthophthalate PVC plasticisers continues. As regulations tighten - in Europe at least - and consumer attitudes harden, increasing development activity being di...

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14 December 2016

Wiring the world

Wire and cable have become the largest application for flexible PVC in Europe. It resists water, heat, extreme cold and is considered by many to be the most suitable material for many electrical appli...

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05 May 2015

Plasticizers – Benefits, Trends, Health, and Environmental Issues

Stéphane Content, ECPI’s Manager, interviewed by Dr. Vera Koester for Chemistry Magazine about industrial and consumption trends....

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11 November 2014

Facciamo il punto su PVC e ftalati

In a note sent to Polimerica Carlo Ciotti, President of PVC Forum Italia, makes the point of the situation about the safety of PVC and phthalates. In a note sent to Polimerica Carlo Ciotti, Pre...

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27 October 2014

Sesso e ftalati

Polimerica shares ECPI's review of the study by Dr. Emily Barrett on the potential effect of phthalates on women’s libido pointing out some of its scientific flaws and once again, reminding the publ...

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18 June 2014

Do We Really Have to Worry About Shower Curtains Causing Weight Gain?

Geoffrey Kabat, Cancer Epidemiologist at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, explains on Forbes why scientific accuracy is extremely relevant when it comes to plasticisers in every day products....

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14 November 2013

Can’t Get Pregnant? Blame It On Plastics.

Jon Entine provides a critical view on a recent study on phthalates linked to miscarriage and infertility as part of negative news trend to misreport on complex science issues which are not aligned wi...

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24 October 2013

Quo Vadis Phthalates? Road Ahead for High Phthalates

Stéphane Content, ECPI’s Manager, opinion piece on the evolution of the European plasticisers market in the last decade. He highlights how the industry continues to work on making sure that consume...

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14 October 2013

The Guardian: Why pregnant women are warned about everything

Following the publication of two new studies on BPA and phthalates presented at the  American Society for Reproductive Medicine annual conference, Zoe Williams criticises some media for scaremongerin...

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22 August 2013

UK Construction: PVC Flooring: A tried and tested veteran still ahead of the game

In an article on UK Construction, Maggie Saykali, Manager of ECPI, explains the evolution of flexible vinyl flooring throughout the years....

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05 June 2013

The Guardian: Does the Royal College pregnancy report stand up?

The Guardian criticises a recent report on chemical exposure and pregnancy for being too alarmist and unhelpful. Read the article  ...

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29 May 2013

BBC: Why everyone must understand science

A look at why it is important to understand science: “The less people know the more likely they are to be manipulated.” Read the article  ...

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29 May 2013

Nature blogs: The presence of a chemical is not the same as presence of risk

Dr. Schwarcz, chemistry professor and Director of McGill University’s Office for Science and Society, takes a bold look to campaigns asking to "phase out potentially toxic products". Read the art...

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28 January 2013

The New York Times: That Daily Shower Can Be a Killer

In this article, Jared Diamond looks at the perception of risk versus hazard and our attitude towards everyday ‘dangers’ in a humoristic and critical way. Read the article  ...

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18 January 2013

Post Tribune: First, the bad news

“We in the media rarely lie to you. But that leaves plenty of room to take things wildly out of context”. John Stossel talks about scare stories in the media but concludes that “despite all the...

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18 December 2012

New Statesman: Politicians must not elevate mere opinion over science

Brian Cox and Robin Ince explore the ‘revival’ of science, rational thinking and evidence-based policy-making arguing that it is not acceptable to see science as just one among many acceptable “...

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05 December 2012

The Parliament Magazine ECR member Julie Girling calls for ‘legal clarity’ on EU chemicals legislation

peaking at the Plasticisers Conference, the Member of the European Parliament, Julie Girling called for more "consistency" between different legislative proposals regulating plasticisers. Read the...

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05 December 2012

The Parliament Magazine ECR member Julie Girling calls for ‘legal clarity’ on EU chemicals legislation

Speaking at the Plasticisers Conference, the Member of the European Parliament, Julie Girling called for more "consistency" between different legislative proposals regulating plasticisers. Read the...

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30 August 2012

Forbes: Anti-Chemical Alarmism Spreads to Your School — Dora the Explorer Will Kill Your Kid!

Attacks on Vinyl Backpacks and Plastic Covers Raises the Question: Will Crusaders continue to Ignore the Science on Phthalates?. Read the article  ...

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01 May 2012

European Plastics News: Global PVC market to hit $65bn by 2019

New report argues that with the end of the global recession the construction industry will boost demand for PVC and spark the annual growth to an average growth to 3.9%. Read the article  ...

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30 March 2012

Forbes: NRDC champions shoddy journalism on endocrine active chemicals

Jon Entine attempts to bring some common sense into science reporting following a story on the presence of certain chemicals in our bodies. Read the article  ...

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01 February 2012

British Plastics & Rubber News: Vinyl Special: A Positive View on PVC

British Plastics & Rubber News February issue included an interview with Roger Mottram, Chairman of the BPF Vinyls Group, discussing various subjects such as VinylPlus, the Olympics and recycling....

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17 January 2012

The Guardian: Nine Ways Scientists Demonstrate they Don’t Understand Journalism

Struggling to tell a science-based story in general public media? Nature’s Chief Online Editor explains why common criticisms of science journalism would not lead to improved reports. Read the ar...

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