Materials firm Sylvin Technologies Inc. is seeing green with a new line of bio-based flexible PVC compounds made with only FDA sanctioned ingredients.
The new compounds are formulated with a plant-based plasticizer rather than traditional petroleum-based plasticizers such as phthalates, officials with Denver, Pa.-based Sylvin said in a news release. The new line uses only ingredients that are sanctioned for use by the FDA and the compounds have the same feel, flexibility and ease of processing as traditional flexible PVC products, they added.
"With today's increasing regulations, we recognized the need for eco-friendly alternatives that are also compliant with the FDA's stringent requirements," sales Vice President Chris O'Connell said. He added that the new products allow FDA applications to offer a lower carbon footprint without compromising performance.
The new compounds can be used in both injection molding and extrusion processing, and can be purchased clear or in custom colors. They also can be tailored to meet the specific performance and regulatory requirements of a wide variety of applications including tubing, toys, food processing belting and medical devices.
Sylvin was founded in 1978 and makes PVC compounds in a broad spectrum of colors and material enhancements for various markets and applications.