This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC’s registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726. PVC and phthalate plasticizers have dropped out of the news cycle of late, but they are still front of mind for plastics processors and materials suppliers, as evidenced by a pair of news releases distributed today. Medical technology manufacturer Raumedic (Helmbrechts, Germany) reiterated in its press release the development of PVC- and plasticizer-free plastic products for medical tubing and related applications. On the film front, Renolit (Worms, Germany) announced that it has switched all of its U.S. production of signage and graphics products to Pevalen materials, a non-phthalate plasticizer developed by Perstorp (Malmo, Sweden).   Raumedic has developed a range of components made from alternative materials without plasticizers that can be used in transfusion and pump applications and in gravity kits for parenteral infusion systems, the company noted. “The market is demanding plasticizer-free PVC alternatives that should nevertheless have PVC-like...