Some phthalates and their applications
|| Full name
|| Examples of applications
(past or present)
| EU ban
|| Perfumes, flexible PVC products (shower curtains, garden hoses, diapers, food
containers, plastic film for food packaging, bloodbags, catheters, gloves, and other
medical equipments such as tubes for fluids, etc.)
|| Banned in all toys and childcare articles, and in cosmetics
|| Perfumes, hair sprays, adhesives and glues, automotive products, vinyl floor
|| Plastics such as PVC, adhesives, printing inks, sealants, grouting agents used in
construction, additive to perfumes, deodorants, hair sprays, nail polish, and
|| Di-Isononyl Phthalate
|| Mostly in PVC as a plasticizer; Remaining in rubbers, inks, adhesives and sealants,
paints and lacquers.
|| Banned in toys and childcare products that children could put into
|| Mostly in PVC as a plasticizer; Remaining in rubbers, anti-corrosion paints,
anti-fouling paints, sealing compounds, and textile inks.
|| Medical tubing and blood storage bags, wire and cables, carpetback coating, floor
tile, and adhesives, cosmetics and pesticides.
|| Di-isobutyl phthalate
|| Nitro cellulose plastic, nail polish, explosive material, lacquer Similar
application and properties as DBP: used as a substitute, e.g. in PVC, paints,
printing inks and adhesives