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Regulatory restrictions and changing consumer preferences are increasingly leading plasticizer users to remove phthalates from formulations. Eastman offers the broadest range of high-performance non-phthalate plasticizers dedicated to various end-use requirements, including sensitive applications.

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Sacrificing performance and spending months developing new formulations shouldn’t be a concern when switching to non-phthalate plasticizers. We have near drop-in replacement solutions, making it an easy decision to switch to non-phthalate plasticizers.

Whether you’re replacing general-purpose or fast-fusing specialty plasticizers, Eastman has the broadest range of non-phthalate plasticizers in the world. Our portfolio is suitable for a variety of end-use application requirements,
including sensitive applications such as food contact, medical, and toys.

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Among this broad range, Eastman 168™ non-phthalate plasticizer, Eastman 168™ SG non-phthalate plasticizer, and Eastman VersaMax™ Plus plasticizers are near drop-in replacements for general-purpose plasticizers like DINP and DOP. They have comprehensive toxicological profiles, exhibit outstanding performance characteristics, and enable formulators to move away from phthalates while maintaining a premium level of performance!

Lower PVC formulation costs with a reliable formulation additive

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Lower PVC formulation
costs with Eastman TXIB™
Manufacturers of PVC plastisols are constantly looking for ways to reduce costs. One of the most common ways to reduce formulation cost is the addition of a filler, mainly calcium carbonate. Eastman TXIB™ formulation additive can significantly lower the viscosity of the plastisol when substituted for a portion of the primary plasticizer. The addition of the filler along with the correct amount of Eastman TXIB™ can reduce the overall formulation cost while holding the viscosity at the desired level.

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Eastman Effusion™
plasticizer for plastisol
Eastman Effusion™ plasticizer is a unique, fast-fusing solution that enables increased production line speeds and lower processing temperatures, allowing you to reduce energy costs. Ideal for resilient sheet flooring, luxury vinyl tile, vinyl composite tile, PVC-backed carpet applications, automotive underbody coatings and body seam sealers, and PVC plastisol applications, Effusion is both highly efficient and effective at lowering fusion temperatures.

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Eastman 168™ SG
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Your business needs more than reliable plasticizers. Especially now, as the industry and regulatory environment are rapidly changing, it needs a reliable manufacturer. As the world’s No. 1 producer of non-phthalate plasticizers, Eastman has proven to be a dependable and trusted supplier for more than 50 years. With manufacturing sites around the globe—including North America, Europe, Latin America, and Asia—we’re positioned to deliver the plasticizers you need to thrive.

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Get all the answers to your questions about Eastman 168™ SG non-phthalate plasticizer: Regulation/Safety, Technical Performance, Formulation, Additional services
With Eastman VersaMax Plus, a non-phthalate plasticizer, plastisol manufacturers now have a choice that improves performance
AdmexTM polymeric plasticizers are an Eastman family of solutions that are ideal for flexible PVC applications demanding high quality properties.
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Admex™ 6995 by Eastman Chemical Company is a medium molecular weight polymeric adipate. Acts as a plasticizer. It offers permanency and toughness.
Benzoflex™ 131 by Eastman Chemical Company is an isodecyl benzoate. Acts as a plasticizer. It is a water-insoluble clear, low viscous organic liquid with mild ester odor.
Eastman™ DOA Plasticizer, Kosher by Eastman Chemical Company is a bis (2-ethylhexyl) adipate. Acts as a plasticizer. It is manufactured under rabbinical supervision in full accordance with Jewish dietary law.
Eastman™ DOM by Eastman Chemical Company is a blend of bis(2-ethylhexyl) maleate (>96.5%) and bis (2-ethylhexyl) fumarate (<3.5%). Acts as a specialty plasticizer.
Glyceryl triacetate, supplied by Eastman Chemical Company. Acts as a plasticizer. Used in chewing gum and other food contact related plastic compound.
Glyceryl triacetate grade. Acts as a plasticizer. Used in chewing gum and other food contact related plastic compound. It is manufactured under rabbinical supervision in full accordance with Jewish dietary law.
Remove phthalates in flooring applications without losing performance! Eastman 168 non-phthalate plasticizer offers easy replacement & efficiency for flooring.
High solvating, non-phthalate plasticizer. Provides lower plastisol viscosity, excellent low temperature flexibility, and fusion rates similar to typical high solvating plasticizers in vinyl formulations. Recommended for PVC plastisols, automotive and flooring or interior surfaces.
Non-phthalate plasticizer. Offers sensitive applications, security of supply and the most stringent QA protocols in a high-purity product, coupled with access to proprietary test data. It offers low extractables, low migration and a clean toxicological profile.
Admex™ 525
Polymeric plasticizer. It is characterized by a mild ester odor and light color. Possesses low viscosity and low molecular weight with a desirable ratio of cost/permanence.
Benzoate plasticizer. Offers excellent performance and the unique combination of complete FDA clearance as well as no EU labeling vs traditional plasticizers.
Acts as a plasticizer. Is also compatible with, and an excellent solvator for, polyvinyl chloride (PVC). Flexible vinyl formulations based on this plasticizer can be processed quicker and/or at lower temperatures than vinyls based on a di-2-ethylhexyl phthalate.
Triacetin. Acts as a plasticizer for cellulosic resins and is compatible in all proportions with cellulose acetate, nitrocellulose, and ethyl cellulose. Is useful for imparting plasticity and flow to laminating resins, particularly at low temperatures, and is also used as a plasticizer for vinylidene polymers as well as colymers.
Benzoate plasticizer. When properly formulated, this product can be used to replace the plasticizers currently utilized in the A-side of 2K-formulations.
Plasticizer for latex caulks. It was designed to pass the stringent performance requirements outlined in ASTM C-920 and ASTM C-834 as well as in non-specification caulks.
High solvating benzoate ester plasticizer. Its diverse uses include resilient flooring and artificial leather cloth.
Admex™ 761
Medium-high molecular weight, polymeric adipate. Acts as a plasticizer. Is characterized by a mild ester odor and light color. Possesses very good extraction resistance to organic materials.
Admex™ 760
An ultra-high molecular weight, polymeric adipate. Acts as a plasticizer. Possesses maximum resistance to extraction, migration and volatility.
Benzoate ester. Acts as a plasticizer specifically designed for vinyl plastisol applications. Used as a very good alternative to high solvating phthalate plasticizers.
Benzoate. Acts as a plasticizer for thermoplastic urethane applications. Exhibits modification of the melt rheology characteristics of TPU-based compounds, easier processing, and cost effective extension of the TPU.
Benzoate ester. Acts as a high solvating plasticizer designed for resilient vinyl flooring. May be used in foam, clear or wear layers. Incorporation into the wear or clear layers of a construct imparts very good stain and UV resistance.
Benzoate ester. Acts as a high solvating plasticizer designed for high performance PVC flooring applications. Displays very good wet tack, set times and open times.
Alkyl benzoate ester. Acts as a low viscosity, high solvating plasticizer for plastisols applications. Exhibits low odor and very good compatibility with PVC. Can also be used in other applications requiring a low viscosity.
Polyester-type permanent plasticizer. Possesses superior extraction and migration resistance. Well-suited for critical uses where the PVC compound must be approved for food contact applications. Exhibits low odor.
Low volatility. dioctyl phthalate. Acts as a plasticizer. Offers very good resistance to hydrolysis. Provides good stability to heat and ultraviolet light.
Bis(2-Ethylhexyl) adipate. Acts as a plasticizer. Can be used alone or blended with other plasticizers, such as DOP or DOTP. In PVC, it features flexibility at low temperatures, good electrical properties, good resistance to weathering and good stability to heat.
General purpose plasticizer for flexible PVC. Provides very good low temperature flexibility. Exhibits very good resistance to extraction. Offers good non-migration properties.
Eastman™ 168 is a non-phthalate plasticizer. Offers good performance properties. Provides low temperature flexibility and resistance to extraction by soapy water. Exhibits very good non-migration properties.
Non-phthalate plasticizer. Is recommended for cast urethane applications that require minimum cure interference and maximum compatibility. Offers excellent inert filler acceptance, contributes improved tear strength, better rebound and reduce swell with certain solvents.
Versatile benzoate ester plasticizer. Possesses very good solvating characteristics in plastisol and dry blended vinyl formulations.
High solvating, non-phthalate plasticizer compatible with a wide range of synthetic resinous materials. Imparts a softening and flexibilizing effect to resins. Used in the formulation of PVC plastisols.
White flake solid with a melt point of 118°C. Acts as a plasticizer.
Effective high solvating plasticizer. Possesses exceptional stain resistance that makes it ideal for resilient polyvinyl chloride (PVC) flooring topcoats. PVC formulations can be processed at lower temperatures and/or quicker production rate.
Specialty benzoate plasticizer. Imparts very good stain resistance, high resin solvation at elevated temperatures.
Medium molecular weight polymeric adipate. Acts as a plasticizer. Has a mild ester odor and light color. Possesses high permanence and low contribution to odor and taste in vinyl compounds. Offers resistance to hydrolysis and soapy water extraction.
Admex™ 770
Medium-to-high molecular weight polymeric plasticizer based on a blend of adipic and phthalic acid. Possesses a mild ester odor and a light color. Exhibits very good extraction resistance and weatherability.
Medium molecular weight polymeric adipate. Is characterized by a mild ester odor and light color. It is highly permanent and resistant to oil as well as solvent extraction.
Admex™ 523
Medium molecular weight polymeric plasticizer. Possesses a mild ester odor and light color. Imparts very good processability to PVC compositions. Exhibits high gel strength, low fusion temperatures and very good cell structure.
Lowest viscosity plasticizer. Imparts a dry surface to the vinyl, very good resistance to staining, and physical properties equivalent to DOP. Used for automotive OEM, plastisols, sheet vinyl flooring, toys/sporting goods, traffic cones, vinyl compounding, vinyl gloves, wall coverings.
Tris (2-ethylhexyl) trimellitate. Acts as a plasticizer. Used in applications where low volatility is of supreme importance. Has unique low migration properties and extraction resistance properties.
Low color, low volatility, triethylene glycol bis (2-ethylhexanoate). Acts as a plasticizer. PFor PVB resins, it offers low viscosity for ease of compounding and low color for excellent clarity in automotive and residential and commercial window applications.
Eastman 168™ non-phthalate plasticizer is a safe solution with extensive toxicological profile. It is suitable in sensitive applications as medical devices
Looking for a safe alternative to phthalates? Eastman 168™ SG non-phthalate plasticizer is a sensitive-grade solution designed for the medical market
Eastman 168™ non-phthalate plasticizer is an excellent alternative for childcare articles and toys
What if you could find an alternative to traditional phthalate plasticizers while maximizing performance properties of your plastisol formulation? Eastman offers a wide range of fast fusing products for making PVC flexible.
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Eastman 168™ non-phthalate plasticizer is an excellent general-purpose plasticizer for flexible PVC
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Case Studies from Non-Phthalate Plasticizers

Switch to high performance non-phthalate plasticizers for your PVC Plastisol applications case study

Eastman has been developing alternatives to traditional phthalate plasticizers for making PVC flexible for many years. Today, with a comprehensive product line including Benzoflex™ non-phthalate plasticizers, Eastman offers a wide range of fast fusing products that provides numerous advantages.


Move to non-phthalate while providing high performance in flooring applications case study

Are you looking to remove phthalates in your flooring application without losing excellent performance? Eastman 168™ non-phthalate plasticizer is the ideal general purpose plasticizer for flooring. It offers a ready replacement for traditional phthalate plasticizers, saving months of development, reformulation time and expense.

Moreover, Eastman 168 brings efficiency to flooring formulations thanks to good migration resistance and excellent processing properties.


Switch to a safe non-phthalate alternative to replace DEHP plasticizer in Medical devices case study

In order to answer the increasing demand for safer products, Eastman has developed an alternative to phthalate plasticizers, Eastman 168™ SG. It provides easy replacement of traditional plasticizers without significant changes to formulations or processing conditions.



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