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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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Non-phthalate plasticizers as an alternative to traditional plasticizers

Eastman has a wide range of non-phthalate plasticizers that can fit with many end-application requirements. This includes sensitive applications such as food contact, medical, and toys.

Whether you want to replace general-purpose or fast-fusing plasticizers, Eastman has the broadest range of non-phthalate plasticizers in the industry. It allows formulators and manufacturers to produce high-performance products, with little to no reformulation, potentially saving months of development, approval, and transition time.

Among this broad range, Eastman 168™ and Eastman 168™ SG non-phthalate plasticizers are the easy replacement for traditional general-purpose plasticizers like DINP, DOP, DIDP, and DPHP. They both have a comprehensive toxicological profile and outstanding performance characteristics. They enable formulators to move away from using phthalates while maintaining a premium level of performance!

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

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

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

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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