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Textile Inkmaker Tackles Phthalates Ban

4:32 AM MDT | October 3, 2008 | Esther D’Amico

The recently passed U.S. law banning the use of six phthalates in products intended for children under the age of 12 has begun to affect portions of the specialty chemical sector. International Coatings (Cerritos, CA), a textile screen printing ink producer, plans to remove ink plasticizers that may not comply with the new “wave of legislation” governing phthalates in children’s articles and replace them with either water-based or high-solids compounds, says Stephen Kahane, International Coatings president. The ban stems from concerns in the...

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