What Are Phthalates and Why it is Important To Avoid Them?

February 19th, 2017

What Are Phthalates and Why it is Important To Avoid Them?


Phthalates are a family of chemicals used in plastics and in many other consumer products. You can be exposed to phthalates if you use cosmetics, personal care products, cleaning products, or other plastic and vinyl products that contain them. Di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate is listed as “reasonably anticipated to be a human carcinogen” in the Twelfth Report on Carcinogens published by the National Toxicology Program.

We at Flexsystems care about your health and the environment, which is why we are happy to report that we gained exclusive right to use corn-based, phthalate-free PVC material.

Flex BioCorn™ is a corn-based material that gives the PVC flexibility and soft characteristics. First used and tested with medical parts, the product is now being used in items for children, patches, labels, keychains, and promotional items.

Read more here in our article on greenmanufacturer.net…