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This truck doesn't deliver the food retail – however, it's delivering plant-based plasticizer oil to KRAIBURG for the production of cattle house mats.
The term "plasticizer" has negative connotations, because inferior/cheap mineral oils often contain unnecessarily high quantities of PAHs, which are harmful to the environment and health.
PAHs (polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons) are formed during the combustion of organic materials (i. e. when barbecueing) and are found everywhere in our environment. Some of them are considered carcinogenic.
The decisive factor is whether or not PAHs are released from the products into the environment. In plasticizer oils, they are very mobile and volatile.
Therefore, label-free plasticizers (with a minimum PAH content) have to be used in the EU since 2010.
KRAIBURG even goes one step further and uses high-quality vegetable oils from European cultivation - in food grade quality.
A DLG market overview shows that some rubber mats currently available on the market exceed the guide values for PAH migration by multiples and should be regarded as critical.
As part of the quality seal CONTINUOUS MONITORING, KRAIBURG rubber mats are regularly tested for PAH migration.