Soft, or plasticised, PVC is the main type of PVC used in healthcare applications. Some of the phthalates used to make PVC soft have been targeted by authorities. Yet phthalates of concern can now be avoided while keeping the unique technical properties of PVC. In fact, several alternative plasticisers exist on the market.
That is the main message in a new op-ed in the online magazine Product Design and Development by PVCMed member company Eastman Chemical Company‘s Plasticizer Regulatory & Advocacy Manager Scott Boito.