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

15 May 2017 12:11 News

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

13 Apr 2015 14:10 Opinion

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

12 Aug 2014 14:35 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

9 Jun 2014 21:07 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

27 Mar 2014 14:00 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

20 Nov 2013 14:39 Technology

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Source: Teknor Apex.

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

10 Sep 2013 09:13 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

26 Apr 2013 00:00 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

17 Jan 2013 00:00

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

1 Oct 2012 00:00 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

24 Aug 2012 00:00

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

1 Aug 2012 00:00