Non-Phthalate Plasticizer Is Based on Castor Oil

A food-grade plasticizer for flexible PVC has been developed as an alternative to phthalates.

A food-grade plasticizer for flexible PVC has been developed as an alternative to phthalates. Grindsted Soft-N-Safe from Denmark’s Danisco A/S is made from fully hardened castor oil and acetic acid. It is available here from Compound Solutions, Inc., Twinsburg, Ohio. The product has been approved by the EU for food-contact applications and is expected to find future uses in toys and medical equipment. U.S. FDA approval for food contact is expected this year.