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Plastics & Elastomers
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Plastics & Elastomers
Online Course

Alternatives to LMW Phthalates: Selection & Use

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Thursday Mar 5, 2020

Adopt a structured approach to select the right alternatives to phthalates (low-molecular weight) that cater to increasing health & environmental regulations.

Paul Daniels will discuss different types of plasticizers (vegetable oil derivates, citrate esters, benzoate/dibenzoate esters…) and how to find the right alternatives that are most compatible with your PVC formulation.

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Paul Daniels Presented By:
Paul Daniels

Length: 90 min

Course Type: Formulation
Level: Intermediate

Next Session: Mar 5, 2020
10:00 a.m. (New York City)
4:00 p.m. (Paris)

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Why should you attend?

Since the advent of REACH regulation on low-molecular weight (LMW) phthalates, there is an increased need to define suitable phthalate alternatives that satisfy the health and environmental concerns. With the wide range of alternatives available, it is easy to get confused while finding the right plasticizer for your PVC formulation. Join this course to:

  1. Review commercially available alternative plasticizers for PVC (vegetable oil derivates, citrate esters, benzoate/dibenzoate esters...)

  2. Find the best suited plasticizer chemistries for your application (flooring & wallcovering, film & sheet, cable, coated fabrics...)

  3. Get advice on screening the right plasticizer when it comes to finding a replacement (key topics of concern…)

PVC Plasticizer alternatives selection formulation

Who should attend?

PVC Producers, Compounders & Additive suppliers as well as anyone needing support to select alternative plasticizers to meet market and regulatory demands

Course Outline

The following sections will be covered during this session:

  1. Need to find alternatives to LMW phthalates
    • Demand for phthalates and the gradual shift

  2. Plasticizer chemistries
    • History of plasticizers
    • Classification on basis of use & mechanical properties: general purpose, fast fusion, permanent plasticizers…

  3. Commercially available alternatives to phthalates
    • Key players and their commercial brands
    • Criteria on the basis of pros and cons of each chemical class

  4. Plasticizer recommendations for your specific applications
    • Flooring and wallcovering
    • Film and sheet
    • Wire and cable
    • Coated fabrics

  5. Plasticizer screening tests
    • Properties to focus on while selecting

  6. 30 mins Q&A - Interact live/ ask questions directly from the expert!

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Members Reviews

Excellent, the course was well organized and well presented. The content was broad and introduced me to some plasticizers that I was not familiar with.

Miriam T. , from Canadian General-Tower Ltd.

Excellent, I wanted to reconfirm that my perspective of the plasticizer demand, and the types being requested, was still valid. Indeed, it is. So, thank you.

Giuliano M. , from CCC Chemicals

Paul Daniels spoke instructively and to points based in fact. Learned what the different plasticizers were and how the stack up to current phthalate offerings.

Michael P. , from PolyOne

Paul has an enormous wealth of knowledge. Fair information of all of the available alternatives.

Scott B. , from Eastman Chemical Company

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