Medical Tubing, Bags and Injection Moulded parts
Finding a plasticiser for your PVC applications that mimics DEHP (DOP) in terms of its processing capability and yet at the same time fulfilling both technical and toxicological requirements is a challenge.
On top of that, for medical applications, specific regulations and safe product or chemistry need to be taken into consideration.
SOFT-N-SAFE™, a bio-based plasticiser containing 0% of phthalates and offering:
In addition, using SOFT-N-SAFE™ means that no compromise has to be made on performance as illustrated in the following table:
|Volatility Loss (ASTM D1203-03)||3.3||0.49|
|Extraction (water) (ASTM D1239-07) @23°C||-0.03||-0.05|
|Extraction (saline) (ASTM D1239-07) @23°C||0.01||-0.03|
|Durometer (ASTM D2240)||78||78|
|Specific Gravity (ASTM D792)||1.24||1.24|
|Tensile Strength, psi (ASTM D638)||2795||2843|
|Elongation, % (ASTM D638)||383||419|
|Static Stability @ 377F||45||45|
|Delta E (BYK Gardner A65)||STD||2.35|
|Haze (BYK Gardner)||2.35||4.98|
(Data provided by Danisco's compounder partner in the US)
SOFT-N-SAFE™ is based on Danisco's Food Ingredient chemistry and demonstrates a safe toxicological profile aligned with the needs of the medical industry. SOFT-N-SAFE™ passes stringent tests such as the ISO 10993 and various OECD tests on developmental and reproductive toxicity to back the overall image of safe chemistry.
Why it is unique?
Testimony from the spokesperson of Danisco's partner in the US who implemented this solution:
"Finding a non-phthalate plasticiser that makes no compromises has been quite a task and whilst there are options on the market that purport to be 'drop-in' replacements we found only one to be almost identical to the DEHP in terms of its ease of use"