Created from three key ingredients, PVC resin, a plasticizer package and a stabilizer package, plastisol is widely considered one of the safer man-made plastic materials on the market.
It is derived from salt and ethylene and its creation uses less energy and has fewer emissions than most other plastic products.
Plastisol can be used for a variety of items and meets medical and food-contact standards set by the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) and the FDA (Food and Drug Administration).
It’s phthalate free
One of the very best reasons to choose plastisol products for your business or family is the fact that they can be made to be phthalate free. In today’s world, we understand the dangers that phthalates can possess, and that is why many plastic processing companies will now only use phthalate-free materials to create their products.
Plastisol moldings, plastisol coatings and other components now use phthalate-free plasticizers when being created to promote greater safety for customers and manufacturers alike.
It’s Eco Friendly
Plastisol is an ideal plastic material as its production doesn’t release harmful particles into the air. It also has a 0 VOC (Volatile Organic Compound) rate that will ensure no harm is done to your family, employees or the planet as a whole.
Plastisol is also a non-toxic material, making it one of the most environmentally-friendly plastics on the market today.
Safe to use with food
While not every plastic is suitable to come into contact with food, plastisol is seen as one of the safest plastics to use for the creation of food containers, utensils and many other kitchen products.
Plastisol is considered ‘food grade’ because it can be made to be phthalate free and contains little to no BPA.
While BPA has been seen as a controversial product in recent years, several studies handled by the FDA have shown that the amount of BPA that seeps into our food is extremely minimal, with the low numbers not being harmful for humans to consume.
It helps prevent mold
Plastisol is a nonporous material, meaning it cannot be damaged by water. With its water resistance, it helps ward off moisture-related problems that include mold, mildew and more.
Agricultural equipment is often coated in plastisol over other plastic materials like vinyl because of these mold and mildew prevention capabilities.
It’s safe for babies
Babies are extremely curious and like to suck on, gnaw or bite whatever plastics they come into contact with. Whether it be their favorite toys or plastic utensils, you can rest easy knowing that your child is safe when you choose products that are made from plastisol.
It is important that you choose plastisol products that are phthalate free, to avoid certain issues that phthalates present for babies and younger children.
At Piper Plastics, we understand the dangers that certain plastics can possess and that is why we make it a point to use the very best, non-phthalate products for all of our plastisol moldings, coatings and other components.
When you choose our team at Piper Plastics for all of your plastic processing needs you can rest easy knowing that your tools, medical equipment, children’s products and more are safe for everyday use.
To learn more about our selection of plastisol products, and how they can be beneficial to your home or business, we ask that you reach out to our friendly and experienced staff today at 800-966-9919 to get started.