Plasticizers for the Rubber Industry – Legislations, Regulations and the Consequences
Laws and regulations are influencing our whole live, from birth to death, at home, on the streets and in our job. During the last 50 years the German rubber industry had to handle more than 3.800 official requirements – laws, regulations, obligations etc. – significantly more than 500 meters of folders. However some of these laws were the driving force for new developments, some others the dead of existing products. For the time being the Directive 2005/69/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council, which bans the Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in plasticizers for tires and which will start in 2010, is the most important law. It will influence the rubber industry more than the most of the last laws and regulations did.