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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.

Eastman non-phthalate plasticizers dedicated to many end applications

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Eastman develops and manufactures a complete portfolio of high-performance non-phthalate plasticizers designed for many challenging end uses, including the most sensitive applications.

Every day, your life is made a little better by plasticizers. After all, you’ll find them in everyday places—at home, in the car, and at the office—and in everyday products, from the floor you walk on to the chair you sit in to the toys your children enjoy. Plasticizers make thousands of products easier to handle, more flexible, and ultimately better able to perform.
At Eastman, we have a long history of producing innovative non-phthalate plasticizers for worldwide markets, including:

  • Medical
  • Peroxides
  • Polyurethane
  • PVC plastisols
  • Sealants and caulks
  • Toys and child care
  • Wire and cable
  • Adhesives
  • Automotive
  • Decals, graphics, graphic arts, and inks
  • Fabric and furniture upholstery
  • Flexible PVC
  • Flooring and interior surfaces
  • Food contact
  • Gaskets, hoses, and tubing

Our versatile portfolio represents the broadest range of non-phthalate plasticizers in the industry. In fact, we are the world’s leading producer of non-phthalate general-purpose and specialty plasticizers.

With more than 50 years of experience in the plasticizers industry, Eastman demonstrates a groundbreaking knowledge and best-in-class expertise. Eastman non-phthalate plasticizers are safe alternatives for traditional plasticizers. They have been successfully used by major manufacturers in processes including extrusion molding, calendaring, injection molding, thermal molding, and dipping.

Click the plasticizer that matches your market to view product details and download a TDS. Click the market to learn more about product benefits in your market.

Market Admex 334F Admex 770 Admex 6187 Admex 6995 Benzoflex 2-45 Benzoflex 9-88 Benzoflex 50 Benzoflex 131 Benzoflex 181 Benzoflex 284 Benzoflex 354 Benzoflex 1046 Benzoflex 2088 Benzoflex RF-532 Benzoflex VP-953 Eastman 168 Eastman 168 SG Eastman 425 Eastman DOA Eastman Effusion Eastman TEG-EH Eastman TOTM Eastman Triacetin Eastman TXIB Eastman VersaMax Plus
Automotive
Flexible PVC
Flooring and
interior surfaces
Food contact
Medical
PVC Plastisols
Toys and
child care

Driving performance for the automotive industry

Many of Eastman’s plasticizers are made to meet the demanding needs of the automotive industry.

Eastman Effusion™ plasticizer, for example, is ideal for automotive underbody coatings and body seam sealers. It’s highly efficient and effective at lowering fusion temperatures.

Need a plasticizer to promote good paintability of your PVC sealer or coating? Benzoflex™ 1046 plasticizer offers excellent paintability.

If you want to replace DINP in your formulation, give Eastman VersaMax™ Plus plasticizer a try. You’ll find the properties provided by VersaMax Plus can expand your formulation window by providing lower gel and fusion temperatures, higher efficiency, and lower viscosity compared to DINP.

Plasticizers play an integral role in the automotive industry. They help enable corrosion resistance, improved paintability, safety, lightweighting, and energy reduction. Bumper to bumper, inside and out, Eastman has the plasticizers that manufacturers need today and down the road.

Setting the new standard for flexible PVC

Eastman 168™ non-phthalate plasticizer has been safely used in PVC for generations. With proven performance as an alternative to DOP/DEHP and DINP, Eastman 168 and Eastman VersaMax™ Plus plasticizer can be used for a wide variety of flexible PVC applications. In many cases, our non-phthalate solutions can be a drop-in replacement for traditional phthalates in your manufacturing process.

For enhanced compatibility in PVC formulations, turn to VersaMax Plus. With better efficiency, lower fusion temperatures, and improved dry times, VersaMax Plus provides optimal performance with minimal reformulating when switching from DINP.

A step above the rest for flooring and interior surfaces

Whether you produce PVC-backed carpet, resilient flooring, luxury vinyl tile, or vinyl composite tile, Eastman has the plasticizer that meets your needs. In addition to an array of general purpose solutions, we offer an extensive portfolio of specialty non-phthalate plasticizers—including fast fusers, viscosity reducers, and low-VOC options.

Eastman plasticizers can also help protect your bottom line. Eastman Effusion™ plasticizer, for example, is a high-solvating, fast-fusing solution that offers improved efficiency and lower fusion temperatures—creating increased line speeds and wider processing windows to reduce your energy costs.

Serving up safe choices for food contact applications

Perhaps no market is more challenged by emerging regulations than the materials used in food contact applications. Manufacturers looking for safe alternatives are increasingly turning to Eastman for answers. With clean toxicological and regulatory profiles, including FDA and EFSA clearances, our non-phthalate solutions are especially suited for many food contact applications, such as food wrap film, PVC gloves, hoses and tubing, conveyor belting, and metal cap and closure liners.

In most cases, a solution such as Eastman VersaMax™ Plus plasticizer and Eastman 168™ SG non-phthalate plasticizer can be a near drop-in replacement for DOP and DINP.

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A dedicated sensitive-grade solution for medical applications

With many years as a solutions provider, Eastman produces breakthrough non-phthalate plasticizers for medical. Today, Eastman's products bring significant advantages such as longevity and flexibility to medical packaging, devices, and materials all over the world.

You’ll find our plasticizers throughout hospital corridors, in pharmaceutical labs, and in doctors’ offices—from pliable blood bags and tubing to safer floor mats, handheld devices and coated fabrics.

Eastman's broad portfolio features Eastman 168™ SG non-phthalate plasticizer, a sensitive-grade solution designed to meet the highest medical standards.

Highly efficient solutions for PVC plastisols

Looking to replace traditional plasticizers in PVC plastisols applications including coatings, printing inks, sealants, and more? With a long history of proven success, we have the broadest line of plasticizers in the industry. The excellent solvating characteristics of these plasticizers allow fast processing of vinyl compositions. In both dry-compounded and plastisol-based PVC applications, they serve as fast fusers, delivering lower processing temperatures and lower volatility.

As an alternative to benzoate plasticizers, Eastman Effusion™ plasticizer provides lower plastisol viscosity and excellent low-temperature flexibility in PVC formulations.

Non-phthalate plasticizers for toys and child care items

Toys and child care manufacturers are increasingly looking for non-phthalate alternatives to offer safer products to the market. For nearly 40 years, Eastman 168™ non-phthalate plasticizer has offered a safe alternative to phthalates and is commonly found in children’s toys and other articles designed for children. Eastman VersaMax™ Plus plasticizer is an optimal solution when plastisols are predominant, and it is a near drop-in replacement for DINP. With a clean toxicological profile, manufacturers can play in expanded markets, knowing that their choice in plasticizer is suitable for sensitive applications.

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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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Help food and beverages stay fresh! Eastman 168™ non-phthalate plasticizer has a long, proven history to ensure safe use and a long-lasting, fresh taste
Are you looking to remove phthalates in your flexible PVC tubing application without losing excellent performance? Find the right plasticizer in this case study
Eastman VersaMax™ Plus Plasticizer is a non-phthalate, general purpose solution. It is compatible with flexible PVC and plastisols.
This article will help you to select the best plasticizer for food packaging
What are the effects of plasticizers on solvent bond strength in flexible PVC tubing? Check the differences between DEHP and Eastman 168™ SG non-phthalate plasticizer
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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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.

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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.

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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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