A "universal" plasticizer for PVC, polyurethane, and NBR rubber has received approval from the FDA for use in products that come into contact with aqueous-based foods.

A "universal" plasticizer for PVC, polyurethane, and NBR rubber has received approval from the FDA for use in products that come into contact with aqueous-based foods. Mesamoll II alkylsulfonic phenyl ester from Lanxess Corp., Pittsburgh, can now be used in toys and food packaging. It is also aimed at gloves, rubber boots, swimming fl oats, waterbed fi lm, and construction sealants and casting compounds. It is said to provide faster PVC gelling at lower temperatures than standard plasticizers, and its very good saponifi cation resistance reportedly prolongs the life of PVC. In addition, PVC film is said to display excellent heat-seal characteristics, unlike with many plasticizers, plus excellent weather resistance and printability. Tel: (800) 5269377 . www.us.lanxess.com

Lanxess Corp.
111 RIDC Park West Dr Pittsburgh, PA 15275
Phone (412) 809-1000 Fax (412) 519-2268