MasterflexTubing: Why Switch to Phthalate-Free Tubing?


Masterflex® tubing is now available in non-DEHP, phthalate free formulations to withstand the rigors of peristaltic pump use. Why develop these new formulations? Read the article below.

Traditionally used in plastics manufacturing, phthalates increase flexibility, transparency, durability, and longevity in products. One of the most common, di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) is an organic chemical derived from fossil fuels. Concern over the potential toxicity of phthalates at high exposure levels, particularly DEHP, is increasing, and use—particularly for products that have direct and indirect contact with food—is expected to become limited or prohibited.Tubes_200

Materials science experts at Saint-Gobain developed and manufacture a portfolio of advanced tubing formulations to address concerns over DEHP and phthalates. The tubing uses a safe, effective plasticizer derived from plant extracts and is 100% free of phthalates, including DEHP. The tubing is compliant with new global regulatory requirements—including European REACH Regulations, US FDA regulations, California Proposition 65, Japan’s Food Sanitation Law, and many others—while proving the same level of high performance.

Cole-Parmer and Masterflex® partnered with Saint-Gobain to develop non-DEHP, phthalate free tubing to withstand the rigors of peristaltic pump use. This collaboration resulted in the development of the following tubing formulations for Masterflex.

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