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

Published on 2017-02-22. Author : SpecialChem

Perstorp has developed Pevalen™ (PETV or pentaerythritol tetravalerate) to provide uncompromising performance in close-to-consumer applications in flexible PVC. It is already widely used for products such as coated fabrics, but approval for use in products made from flexible PVC that may come into contact with food—conveyor belts in food preparation for example—is ongoing due to more strict testing requirements.

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The recently completed test, carried out by the independent Research Toxicology Centre (RTC) in Pomezia, Italy, is a key requirement for approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the FDA. The tests showed that Pevalen™ is non-toxic, even at the highest dosage that is required by standard protocols.

Unique Properties of Pevalen™:

  • High plasticizing efficiency
  • Formulation requires less plasticizer
  • Low volatility and low migration
  • Excellent UV stability
  • Excellent gelation behavior in plastisols

This study is the latest and most detailed of several studies showing that Pevalen™ is non-toxic,” says Carina Fogelberg, Product Stewardship & Regulatory Affairs Specialist at Perstorp. “We are obviously very happy with the results, and we shall now move ahead to obtain full food contact approvals as soon as possible.”

At PVC Formulation 2017 in Düsseldorf, Germany, (Feb 28-Mar 1), Perstorp’s Technical Market Development Manager for Plasticizers, Anders Magnusson, will discuss the use of PETV, on the final day at 13.50. Anders will also give a presentation on April 27 at 12.00 at the PVC 2017 conference in Brighton, England (April 25-27). Several Perstorp colleagues will be on hand for discussions at both events.

About Perstorp

The Perstorp Group is one of the world leaders in several sectors of the specialty chemicals market for a wide variety of industries and applications. Its products are used in the aerospace, marine, coatings, chemicals, plastics, engineering and construction industries. They can also be found in automotive, agricultural feed, food, packaging, textile, paper and electronics applications. Perstorp has approximately 1,500 employees and manufacturing units in Asia, Europe and North America. Sales in 2014 amounted to more than SEK 11 billion. At the end of 2005 Perstorp Holding AB, controlled by the French private equity company PAI partners, acquired the Perstorp Group.
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Source: Perstorp
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