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Does sunset for DEHP bring dawn of alternative plasticizers? Higher-molecular-weight phthalates? Development over next five years

2:36 PM MST | January 20, 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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