Swedish speciality chemicals manufacturer Perstorp has unveiled a new grade of its PVC plasticiser Pevalen.
The Pevalen Pro 100 is 100% renewable carbon-based, attributed through a mass balance method. The material is a ‘true non-phthalate’ PVC plasticiser, according to the company. It is designed for ‘close-to-consumer’, flexible PVC applications such as coated fabrics, PVC plastisol, and flexible film.
Perstorp says the plasticiser is a drop-in replacement for fossil-based phthalate plasticisers, some of which have been banned under REACH regulations in the European Union. This is the case for low molecular weight phthalates such as DEHP, BBP, DBP and DIBP. In 2021, Perstorp launched a phthalate plasticiser DPHP with renewable-attributed content as a replacement to DEHP.
Now, as a response to increasing regulatory and consumer pressure for PFAS-free materials, the company has introduced the Pevalen Pro 100. It claims the material ‘is everything you’d expect from a traditional plasticiser, while keeping you on the right side of regulatory and customer demands’.