D.E.H.P.-free PVCBis(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate, commonly abbreviated D.E.H.P. , is an organic compound with the formula C6H4(CO2C8H17)2. Is is sometimes called Dioctyl phthalate and abbreviated D.O.P. It is the most important "phthalate," being the diester of phthalic acid and the branched-chain 2-ethylhexanol.
This colourless viscous liquid is soluble in oil, but not in water. It possesses good plasticising properties and is used extensively for soft and flexible P.V.C. products.
Due to some concerns over the use of D.E.H.P. , in particular for use in food packaging and children's toys, other Plasticisers have been developed to enable D.E.H.P. -free P.V.C. to be offered. These are now available from Altec.
Altec have over 30 years experience in manufacturing Plastic & Rubber Extrusions, Extruded Profiles and Tubing. We're quite rightfully proud of our reputation for consistently meeting the needs of customers over that time. Because we've remained small and focussed we've also remained more attentitive, more cost effective and more responsive than larger manufacturers.
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Glossary of Extrusion Materials & Terms
Dioctyl phthalate-free PVC
Peristaltic Pump Tubing
Peroxide Cured Silicone
Platinum Cured Silicone