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Edited on 09/02/2019
The European Commission adopted on 08 August 2019 an exemption for the use of DEHP in some rubber components of engine systems.
Edited on 07/30/2019
Four phthalates (DEHP, DBP, BBP and DIBP) are now included in the limited substances in homogeneous materials list of some electrical and electronic devices.
Edited on 04/02/2019
In order to simplify your research of alternatives to phthalates, a table compiling all the information about phthalates substitution available on the Phthalates substitution website has just been published !
Edited on 01/24/2019
Ethoxylated alkylphenols (APEO) are added to bisphenols and phthalates already covered by the substitution portal.
Edited on 01/11/2019
PERSTORP, producer of the PEVALEN™ polyolester plasticizer, has entered an agreement with the Italian company ALCOPLAST to increase its annual PEVALEN™ production capacity to 50,000 tons.
Edited on 09/24/2018
The Member State Committee of ECHA supported on 17th April the proposal to identify dicyclohexyl phthalate (DCHP) as a substance of very high concern (SVHC) due to its classification as a toxic substance for reproduction category 1B and to its endocrine disrupting properties with probable serious effects to human health.
Edited on 06/26/2017
After evaluation of the socio-economic impact, SEAC adopted their opinions on restriction proposal on four phthalates: DEHP, DBP, DIBP and BBP.
Edited on 02/09/2017
Developed and marketed by Polyone, the plasticizer for PVC SynPlastTM L9TM-E is phthalate free and offers a wide range of applications (electrical, automotive, building / construction ...).
Edited on 01/23/2017
In December 2016, a majority of EU Member States voted to approve the addition of the following seven phthalates to the List of Substances Subject to Authorization under REACH Regulation: diisopentylphthalate, 1,2-benzenedicarboxylic acid di-C6-8-branched alkyl esters C7-rich, 1,2-benzenedicarboxylic acid, di-C7-11-branched and linear alkyl esters, 1,2-benzenedicarboxylic acid, dipentylester, branched and linear, bis(2-methoxyethyl) phthalate, dipentylphthalate, n-pentyl-isopentylphthalate.
Edited on 12/09/2016
As part of an expert assessment published on October 2016 on toys and equipments made in plastic, ANSES identified alternatives to phthalates in toys that can be mouthed by children under three years of age.