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Posted 28 August 2019 - 08:11 PM

My company makes food packaging containers with PET and PVC. I was just wondering, as none of my searches have been helpful, if PET is included on the Prop 65 list. I know some of the chemicals used to make the PET resin are, but what about finished product? Any info or insight would be appreciated!!



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Posted 28 August 2019 - 08:24 PM

I do not know the particular of Prop 65, only the broad strokes.

 

That said, Polyethylene terephtalate and Polyvinyl chloride should not appear in Prop 65 unless the polymers are extremely short (low millions on monomers) and even then maybe not.

A short polymer is soft and weak, often look like a wax or grease. Not to confuse with micro-plastics.

 

The plastifiers used in the process could appear on Prop 65 because there is always a risk of them leaching out of the polymer



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Posted 28 August 2019 - 08:30 PM

The company I work also makes food packaging materials that contain PET. I request compliant letters from all my suppliers and then use that information to create letters to my customers. Based on the information that the suppliers provide check it against the prop 65 list. Also check the percentages because most often they are below the limit.  



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Posted 28 August 2019 - 10:46 PM

This is an interesting statement...

 

https://www.plastici... 65 for PVC.pdf


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Posted 29 August 2019 - 11:00 AM

I was just wondering, as none of my searches have been helpful, if PET is included on the Prop 65 list. I know some of the chemicals used to make the PET resin are, but what about finished product? Any info or insight would be appreciated!!

 

It doesn't look like it to me, but the full list is here: https://oehha.ca.gov...5list062819.pdf



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Posted 29 August 2019 - 02:23 PM

This is an interesting statement...

 

https://www.plastici... 65 for PVC.pdf

Thank you for that! The statement is very helpful, however, I am wondering about PET. Would it basically be the same, just with the different chemicals used?





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