Chemical Week Magazine :: Specialty Chemicals
Does sunset for DEHP bring dawn of alternative plasticizers? Higher-molecular-weight phthalates? Development over next five years
6:30 AM MST | January 17, 2014 | —Helen Weeks
On 21 February 2015, the most widely used general-purpose polyvinyl chloride (PVC) plasticizer, di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP), also known as dioctyl phthalate (DOP), will not be able to be used in the European Union in any production processes, including the production of articles containing DEHP, unless authorization has been granted under the union’s Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation, and Restriction of Chemicals program....
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