The Universal Selection Source: Polymer Additives

PVC and Sustainability Channel
PVC remains the most versatile polymer in terms of processing techniques and end-uses. Bans of phthalate-based plasticizers have led to new plasticizers. Many techniques are being investigated to lower environmental footprint of PVC, enable biodegradability and to allow safer, cleaner and durable PVC manufacture and use.

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Mar 23, 2017 | Industry News

LINPAC Recycles 98% of PVC Waste at Pontivy Site

LINPAC is showing the way towards a circular economy by internally recycling 98 percent of PVC waste at its Pontivy site. Fumes created as a by-product of the manufacturing process are captured and...

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Mar 9, 2017 | Industry News

VinylPlus 2017 to Focus on PVC Sustainable Development

Organized by VinylPlus, the European PVC industry sustainability program, this year’s forum will revolve around ‘Towards Circular Economy’ and explore the many growing opportunities for the industry...

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Feb 22, 2017 | Product News

Perstorp’s Non-phthalate Plasticizer Passes Toxicology Tests for Food Contact Approval

A new study on Perstorp’s Pevalen™ non-phthalate plasticizer for PVC provides evidence that Pevalen™ has no toxic properties. The toxicology test is a key requirement for food contact approval by...

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Feb 16, 2017 | Industry News

Perstorp at PVC Formulation 2017: To Present Solutions for Flexible PVC Optimization

Perstorp to present solutions for optimizing flexible PVC formulations based on polyol esters, including selection of the most suitable stabilizers. PVC Formulation 2017 provides latest market...

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Feb 7, 2017 | Article

Plastics Additives in China: Recent Regulatory Developments

By Dr. Kai Pflug

Environmental issues have certainly become more and more important in China. Consequently, environmental protection is one of the 5 core themes of the most recent Five-Year Plan (2016 to 2020). Many...

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Mar 15, 2017 | Industry News

Accelerated Use of PVC Products to Boost Plasticizers Market by 2024

According to TMR, the global market for plasticizers, which was worth USD 14.85 bn in 2015, is likely to swell at a CAGR of 5.50% during the period from 2016 to 2024 and attain a value of USD 23.87...

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Mar 2, 2017 | Industry News

Plasticizers Market to Reach USD 18,538 Mn by 2022

The plasticizers market is projected to reach USD 18,538 million by 2022, growing at a CAGR of 2.9% from 2016 to 2022, according to a new report published by Allied Market Research. The phthalates...

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Feb 17, 2017 | Industry News

Partnership for Bio-based Plasticizers Production - Jungbunzlauer & Green Biologics

Jungbunzlauer has received its first shipment of 100 percent renewable BioPure™ n-butanol from Green Biologics. Jungbunzlauer aims to produce bio-based CITROFOL® BI (tributyl citrate) and bio-based...

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Feb 9, 2017 | Industry News

PVC Segment to Boost Wood Plastic Composites Market by 2022: Zion Market Research

According to Zion Market Research, global wood plastic composites market was valued at USD 4.37 billion in 2016 and is expected to reach USD 8.76 billion in 2022, growing at a CAGR of 12.3% between...

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Jan 27, 2017 | Industry News

Baerlocher USA Announces Capacity Expansion to Meet PVC Demand

Baerlocher USA has announced it will add a third reactor for the production of calcium, zinc, sodium and other metal soaps at its facility. This major capital investment will increase capacity by 50...

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