Eastman: Non-Phthalate Plasticizer Receives Full Registration under REACH
Eastman Chemical Company, Kingsport, TN, USA, has received full registration for its Eastman 168 non-phthalate plasticizer in accordance with the European Chemicals Agency’s (ECHA) Registration, Evaluation, Authorization, and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) Regulation. This registration entitles the company, to import, manufacture or use Eastman 168 in quantities exceeding 1,000t per year – the highest volume registration band under REACH.
A versatile plasticizer for PVC, Eastman 168 non-phthalate plasticizer has a long and growing track record of regulatory approvals. It has been demonstrated to be a ready, drop-in replacement for some of the most widely used ortho-phthalate products that are currently experiencing regulatory pressure in markets around the world. It finds particular utility in sensitive applications where brand owners are looking for compliance and differentiation, while continuing to provide the same high-performance products for their customers.
Eastman 168 was the first of many non-phthalate plasticizers Eastman has submitted for REACH registration. Having recently acquired Genovique Specialties Corporation and its family of benzoate plasticizer products, the company is completing REACH registration for its full portfolio of non-phthalate plasticizers.
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