Cadmium replacement


The use of cadmium in stabiliser systems was discontinued in March 2001 in the EU-15, as part of the Vinyl 2010 Voluntary Commitment.  The commitment was later on extended to the EU-27 and the phase-out completed in 2007.  This means that since 2001 no member of the European Stabiliser Producers Association (ESPA) is placing such products in the EU-27 (now EU-28), Norway and Switzerland, while EuPC (European Plastics Converters) advises its members not to use cadmium-based stabilisers.