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

Published on 2019-05-29. Author : SpecialChem

perstorp-plasticizer-fda TAGS:  PVC and Sustainability    

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

Safe for Food Contact Applications


“The food contact notification will further strengthen the offer to the North American market which we believe will be a major growth region for a product like Pevalen, as it helps flexible PVC producers design products that meet the highest national regulatory requirements, without sacrificing performance or quality”, said Jenny Klevås, Product Manager, Perstorp.

Pevalen™ - Perfect Choice for Sensitive Applications


Pevalen™ (pentaerythritol tetravalerate or PETV) is Perstorp’s high-performance, true phthalate alternative plasticizer. It is the perfect choice for sensitive applications and products in direct human contact, e.g. apparel and accessories, sports & leisure products, automotive interiors or other indoor applications such as furniture, floors or wall coverings in both homes and public spaces. Pevalen has a unique performance not matched by any other general-purpose plasticizer with high plasticizing efficiency in combination with low migration and volatility.

“Global demand for phthalate alternative plasticizers is predicted to continue to grow at about 100.000 tons per year”, said Markus Jönsson, Vice President Plasticizers, Perstorp. Based on this forecast, Perstorp is substantially expanding the production capacity of Pevalen from 2019 onwards.

Perstorp has entered into a long-term production agreement with the Italian company Alcoplast Srl.. The new partnership more than doubles current production capacity, bringing it in total to 50.000 tons per year.


Source: Perstorp
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