October 2012

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Rubber Journal Asia

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Top Glove expanding its capacity to achieve goal of 30% global share by 2015

MALAYSIA-based Top Glove, a leading maker and supplier of rubber gloves is expanding its capacity through creating a total of 22 glove factories across the country to achieve its goal of partaking 30% of the global market share.

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Australians say phthalate in toys is not a risk
Phthalate in toys

IN its latest report on the phthalate DINP, Australia’s National Industrial Chemicals Notification and Assessment Scheme (NICNAS) says that the “current risk estimates do not indicate a health concern from exposure of children to DINP in toys and childcare articles even at the highest (reasonable worst-case) exposure scenario considered."

It went on to say, "No recommendations to public health risk management for the use of DINP in toys and child care articles are required based on the findings of this assessment.”

DINP is a high molecular weight phthalate mainly used as a plasticiser for PVC. In 2006, it was one of nine phthalates declared as a Priority Existing Chemical (PEC) for public health risk assessment for use in toys, childcare articles and cosmetics in Australia.

This priority status will be revoked based on the results of the latest PEC report. (PRA)