Evonik recently announced that it has joined with other manufacturers in the High Phthalates Panel (HPP), a sector group of the American Chemistry Council (ACC), in a voluntary manufacturer request to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to conduct a broad-based risk evaluation of the uses of diisononyl phthalate (DINP). The EPA granted the request in early December 2019.

The EPA’s risk evaluation will reportedly be performed using the best available science and weight of scientific evidence. The process will be documented and open for public review and comment.

“As an innovative player in the plasticizer industry, our goal is to offer a broad portfolio of plasticizers,” said Roland Pietz, market segment manager for Oxo Alcohols and Plasticizers at Performance Intermediates. “In order to achieve this, we focus on the long-term trends in the plasticized PVC industry as well as the requirements of our customers. This includes, for example, high delivery reliability and safe usability of our products.”

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