Eastman Chemical Company outlines how a blood bag clinical trial supports DEHP replacement with DEHT. more

May 15, 2017 12:11 PM News

by Ole Grøndahl Hansen, project manager at PVCMed, an alliance of the PVC medical industry value chain more

Apr 13, 2015 2:10 PM Opinion

Bend it: Stéphane Content discusses how plasticisers have been making PVC flexible for medical applications for decades more

Aug 12, 2014 2:35 PM Technology

Nothing like a Dane: Ole Grøndahl Hansen, PVCMed Alliance and director of the PVC Information Council Denmark, examines the use of plasticisers in PVC medical devices, underlining the fact that safety and comfort should not be compromised more

Jun 9, 2014 9:07 PM Technology

Great Danes: The Danish Environmental Protection Agency, the Danish Health and Medicines Authority and the PVC Information Council Denmark have teamed up to present results of a report more

Mar 27, 2014 2:00 PM News

US headquartered polymer manufacturer Eastman Chemical Company today announced at the Compamed trade fair in Düsseldorf, Germany, that Eastman 168 (trademarked) SG non-phthalate plasticiser is now available in Europe. more

Nov 20, 2013 2:39 PM Technology

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Teknor Apex has studied the effects of plasticiser migration into non-PVC thermoplastics in contact with plasticised PVC parts in medical devices. Result show that some plasticisers cause defects while others exhibit no effects. more

Sep 10, 2013 9:13 AM Technology

US headquartered Eastman Chemical Company today announced it will expand its non-phthalate plasticiser portfolio with the addition of Eastman 168 SG (sensitive grade) non-phthalate plasticiser. more

Apr 26, 2013 12:00 AM News

PVCMed, a Europe-based allied group of manufacturers with an interest in medical PVC, have said that they want to open the debate on plasticisers and PVC waste management in the healthcare industry. more

Jan 17, 2013 12:00 AM

On September 10, 2012 Medical Plastics News hosted a conference call in which Prof Terry Gourlay of the University of Strathclyde, UK, presented evidence that DEHP accumulates in the tissue of rats. more

Oct 1, 2012 12:00 AM Technology

The European Commission (EC) has requested the Scientific Committee on Emerging and Newly Identified Health Risks (SCENIHR) to deliver an opinion on the potential health impacts caused by DEHP-containing medical devices. more

Aug 24, 2012 12:00 AM

The European Council of Vinyl Manufacturers (ECVM) has contested a PVC blood bag life cycle assessment (LCA) carried out by a consortium of companies based mainly in Scandinavia. more

Aug 1, 2012 12:00 AM

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