In May PVCMed Alliance attended Exposanità in Bologna. We met a medical plastic compounder and asked him about the replacement of DEHP in PVC medical devices. The answer was clear: the replacement of the plasticiser is happening fast. Already now, almost 70% of his company’s customers have switched from DEHP to a DEHP-free plasticiser – most namely DEHT, TOTM & DINCH. He foresees that in the near future the plasticiser will be substituted completely.
The compounder also stressed that PVC, or vinyl, remains very popular among his customers, due to several reasons: