Evonik committed to general-purpose plasticizer DINP
| Subj: Press-releses
Evonik is committed to offering customers the general-purpose plasticizer DINP (diisononyl phthalate) on a global basis. The safe and long-lasting use of plasticizers is always Evonik’s top priority.
Recently, Evonik joined with other manufacturers in the High Phthalates Panel (HPP), a sector group of the American Chemistry Council (ACC), in a voluntary manufacturer request to the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to conduct a broad-based risk evaluation of the uses of DINP.
The EPA granted the request in early December 2019, a decision welcomed by Evonik. The EPA’s risk evaluation will be performed using the best available science and weight of scientific evidence. The process will be documented and open for public review and comment.
Evonik is active around the world to promote scientifically-founded evaluations of its products, and the company’s recent request with the U. S. EPA is yet another example. The company has consistently pursued lifecycle management for the softener DINP, which is used in a large number of soft PVC applications.
In addition, Evonik has been selectively expanding its existing portfolio with new plasticizer types, in close cooperation with customers.
“As an innovative player in the plasticizer industry, our goal is to offer a broad portfolio of plasticizers. In order to achieve this, we focus on the long-term trends in the plasticized PVC industry as well as the requirements of our customers. This includes, for example, high delivery reliability and safe usability of our products,” explains Roland Pietz, Market Segment Manager Oxo Alcohols and Plasticizers at Performance Intermediates.
In addition to DINP, marketed under the VESTINOL®9 brand, Evonik’s plasticizer portfolio already includes the innovative products ELATUR®CH and ELATUR®DPT.