Phthalates in Polyethylene (PE)
Polyethylene (PE) is one of the world’s most common plastics. Polyethylene is used in a variety of common consumer products including children’s toys and care items. Current US regulations limit the concentrations of certain phthalates (DBP, BBP, DEHP, DNOP, DIDP, and DINP) in childcare articles and children’s toys. Laboratories are now tasked with the analysis of children’s toys for these potentially hazardous phthalates.
Designed for Methods
US Method – CPSC-CH-C1001-09.3
EU Directive – 2005/84/EC
ASTM – D7823-13
Plastic Standards and Additives Brochure