Custom vinyl compounds supplier Sylvin Technologies Inc. (Denver, PA) cites the growing demand for phthalate-free polyvinyl chloride (PVC) as reason for the introduction of its 2910 vinyl compound series, designed for use in applications requiring phthalate-free products. The range of such products seem likely to increase. In the U.S., President Bush signed a bill on August 14 banning the use of six types of phthalates in children’s products (and essentially banning lead from use in all products designed for children under the age of 12). The ban is permanent for the use of children’s toys or childcare articles that contain more than 0.1% of DEHP, dibutyl phthalate (DBP) or benzyl butyl phthalate (BBP). The ban is temporary for the sale of children’s toys or childcare articles with concentrations of more than 0.1% of diisononyl phthalate (DINP), diisodecyl phthalate (DIDP) or di-n-octyl phthalate (DnOP).
The temporary ban may be lifted after a federally approved study is completed, though by then the materials may already have been replaced, permanently, by alternative plastics to PVC or by other plasticizers.
The new compounds are available in a hardness range from 55 to 95 Shore A. The 2910 series is specifically formulated to incorporate only ingredients that are sanctioned for use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and complies with California AB #1108.
Colored grades are available as are ones for extrusion and injection molding. The 2910 series is available in quantities as low as 50 pounds and up to truckload quantities.
Sylvin Technologies Inc., Denver, PA, U.S.A.; +1 800-462-4781; www.sylvin.com