Boryszew ERG Branch in Sochaczew received a patent for a new method of obtaining bis(2-ethylhexyl) terephthalate. It will help the company to expand its product portfolio, mainly the manufacture of toys and other PVC products.
Boryszew ERG’s new patent is a response to dioctyl phthalate withdrawal as it was classified as a SVHC (substance of very high concern) by Annex XIV of REACH Regulation.
“Bis(2-ethylhexyl) terephthalate is a new generation, non-toxic, highly functional plasticizer with great parametres. Bringing it to the market cuts off the risks of the use of phthalate plasticisers and its damaging effect on health and environment,’” said Ireneusz Dusiński, co-founder of patented method.
“Having terephthalate in our portfolio strengthens our market position in the segment of PVC processing. It also helps to expand other Boryszew segments where phthalate is prohibited or significantly restricted due to its damaging influence i.e. food contact products. Currently, there are only two terephthalate producers in Poland,” said Marlena Krohn, Managing Director, Boryszew ERG Branch in Sochaczew.
A new method of obtaining bis(2-ethylhexyl) terephthalate is yet not the only achievement of Boryszew ERG. The company introduced an innovative and effective aircraft deicer using a formic acid. Borygo Runway KF is a potassium formate 50-percent solution deicing runways, ramps and airport pavement.