Capacitor maker seeks extension to plasticiser authorisation deadline

The owner of a Northern Ireland capacitor factory has applied for authorisation to continue using the reprotoxic plasticiser DBP while it seeks an alternative

The AVX factory in Coleraine
The AVX factory in Coleraine could be shut down if the authorisation is not granted, the application warns. Photograph: Google Streetview

A UK manufacturing business has sought permission from the European Commission to continue using the reprotoxic plastic

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