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Peter Galland, Teknor Apex Company examines how many factors determine the best alternative to DEHP for PVC medical devices more

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

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

Opinion

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

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

News

Vancive Medical Technologies, formerly Avery Dennison Medical Solutions, is offering DEHP-free products, including InteliShield Barrier Film, to manufacturers of temporary adherent medical devices who are concerned about potential DEHP requirements. more

News

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

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

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