Phthalate-free, bio-based PVC products hitting store shelves

BioVinyl relies on better carbon footprint without reducing the performance

Phthalate-free flexible vinyl compounds that have bio-based plasticizers and reduce CO2 emissions by 41 percent have been developed by Teknor Apex Co. and are being incorporated into several commercial applications just now appearing on retail shelves.

The new BioVinyl compounds contain phthalate-free Dow Ecolibrium bio-based plasticizers made from non-food plant byproducts by the Dow Electrical and Communications unit of Dow Chemical Co. Teknor Apex has the exclusive North American rights for certain applications to market the vinyl compounds containing Dow Ecolibrium.

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Tags: BioVinyl compounds, Dow Ecolibrium bio-based plasticizers


Plasticsnews, 2012-04-03.


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