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De-coding the recycling triangle

The little numbered triangles on our household items are often overlooked. We've drawn up a handy guide for what these numbers mean and whether or not you can recycle them. more

28 Aug 2015 12:29 editor's blog

Guest blog: The changing European plasticiser landscape

Safety, regulation, changing trends in demand and competition overseas are shifting the European plasticiser manufacturer's horizons. Dr Stéphane Content of the European Council for Plasticisers and Intermediates elaborates. more

27 Aug 2015 12:09 guest blogs

This week, Perstorp celebrated the opening of its Oxo plant in Stenungsund, Sweden - a unique plant that demonstrates Perstorp's commitment not only to PVC plasticisers, but to nurturing the Stenungsund Cluster. more

21 May 2015 11:12 industry

The Danish Environmental Protection Agency, the Danish Health and Medicines Authority and the PVC Information Council Denmark have disclosed the results of the report “Alternatives to classified phthalates in medical devices". more

27 Mar 2014 10:44 materials

For years now, phthalate-based plasticisers have hit the mainstream headlines for their reported side effects. The debate still rages on. Certain product lines have already been banned across Europe for use in specific applications. more

3 Jun 2013 16:01 materials

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