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PVC remains the most versatile polymer in terms of processing techniques and end-uses.

As for many other polymers, there is a growing societal and regulatory pressure for manufacturers to develop lower environmental footprint, safer, cleaner and durable solutions. New generation PVC additives and modifiers such as plasticizers, biocides, stabilizers and more can play a significant role in solving these challenges. 

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Jul 24, 2019 | Product News

Tolsa at K 2019: To Declare Expansion of ADINS® Flame Retardant Synergist Line

Tolsa has launched an extension of its ADINS® range of flame-retardant additives for PP, PVC, rubber polymer systems, and silicones. Tolsa will highlight the new materials at the K 2019 exhibition...

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Jul 12, 2019 | Industry News

Australian PVC Industry’s Sustainability Gets Boost with Global Partnerships

Global vinyl industry partnerships are driving progress in the sustainability of the Australian PVC industry, resulting in the creation of successful initiatives such as best practice manufacturing...

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Jul 4, 2019 | Industry News

First Step Towards Recycling Solution of PVC Banner Material

An innovative print waste recycling partnership has been developed and set up by Soyang Europe along with Blue Castle to offer a solution to the industry’s PVC waste dilemma that will pioneer the...

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Jun 28, 2019 | Product News

Perstorp Launches Pevalen™ Pro, a Renewable Polyol Ester Plasticizer

Perstorp launches a renewable polyol ester (phthalate alternative) plasticizer Pevalen™ Pro. Pevalen Pro not only gives PVC an environmental boost as a renewable true phthalate alternative...

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Jun 26, 2019 | Industry News

Perstorp to Start Production for Renewable Methanol from Carbon Dioxide

Perstorp will investigate the potential production of recycled methanol, using carbon dioxide and residual streams. Methanol is also used for Perstorp’s next generation, phthalate free, plasticizer...

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May 29, 2019 | Product News

Perstorp’s Pevalen™ Plasticizer Receives FDA Approval for Food Contact Applications

Perstorp has obtained FCN 001967 (Food Contact Notification) from the FDA for the use of Pevalen™ as a plasticizer PVC polymers for use in repeated‐use food contact articles. Pevalen™ is Perstorp’s...

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May 27, 2019 | Industry News

SIBUR Starts-up Eco-friendly DOTP Facility in Europe

Dmitry Kozak, Deputy Prime Minister, Maxim Reshetnikov, Perm Region Governor, and Dmitry Konov, Chairman of the Management Board of SIBUR Holding, attended commissioning ceremony of a newly built...

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Apr 19, 2019 | Industry News

Hands Help Spread FRs and Plasticizers Throughout Indoors

Researchers report that hands play a central role in transferring OPEs and other flame retardants and plasticizers throughout the indoor environment. To the researchers’ surprise, all indoor...

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Apr 18, 2019 | Industry News

Nouryon Expands Organic Peroxides Capacity by 80% in India

Nouryon has completed expansion of organic peroxides, which are used in manufacture of polymer-based products such as PVC pipes, athletic shoe soles and wind turbines. This production capacity in...

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Apr 15, 2019 | Industry News

Chevron Phillips Chemical to Expand 1-Hexene Production for PE & more

Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP has announced that it is studying the addition of a world-scale 1-Hexene unit. NAO is used extensively in the production of polyethylene, plasticizers...

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