Pb (Lead) Replacement
By the end of 2015, ESPA members had completed the replacement of lead-based stabilisers in all their formulations sold in the EU-28 market. Hence, products made from virgin PVC resin by European converters will no longer contain lead as of 2016.
All ESPA members' CEOs have signed an official letter, confirming that their companies no longer place any lead-based stabiliser on the EU-28 market for use in PVC as of 31 December 2015. ESPA members are in the process of opening their books to an external auditor to document the effective completion of the substitution.