The Hexamoll® DINCH® Ingredient Branding logo signifies that a product is made with BASF’s trusted and high-quality non-phthalate plasticizer - Hexamoll® DINCH®. It shows that this particular soft PVC product is not made with phthalates. Phthalates are deemed inappropriate for sensitive applications, i.e. products that humans have close contact with like toys, food wraps, medical tubings, etc.
What are plasticizers and which products contain them?
Plasticizers are used to soften rigid PVC (polyvinylchloride) and turn it from being hard and brittle to soft and flexible.
Plasticizers are used in a wide area of applications, from electrical underground cables to medical devices. The requirements for using plasticizers are as diverse as the variety of applications they are used for: some products are made to withstand extreme temperatures, some have to be resistant to physical and environmental stress and others are specially designed for close human contact applications.
What is Hexamoll® DINCH®?
Hexamoll® DINCH® is the non-phthalate plasticizer especially developed for applications with close human contact. It is the ideal solution for use in many sensitive goods such as medical devices, toys, food contact applications, sport and leisure products, flooring and wall covering, providing high safety and quality standards.