FDA has notified Perstorp Holding AB (Malmo, Sweden) that its Pevalen plasticizer for polyvinyl chloride (PVC) polymers has been deemed to be safe for repeated-use, food-contact products. The company obtained the food contact notification, FCN 001967, on May 28, 2019.
“The food contact notification will further strengthen the offer to the North American market, which we believe will be a major growth region for a product like Pevalen, as it helps flexible PVC producers design products that meet the highest national regulatory requirements, without sacrificing performance or quality,” said Jenny Klevds, Product Manager, Perstorp.
Pevalen (pentaerythritol tetravalerate or PETV) is Perstorp’s high-performance, true non-phthalate plasticizer. It is suited for sensitive applications and products that come in direct human contact, such as apparel and accessories, sport and leisure products, automotive interiors, furniture, and floors and wall coverings in homes and public spaces, said Perstorp. Pevalen features high plasticizing efficiency in combination with low migration and volatility.