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PolyOne Develops Plasticizer for Flexible PVC Applications

Published on 2016-11-15. Author : SpecialChem

CLEVELAND -- PolyOne has announced the commercial availability of SynPlast™ L9TM plasticizer, containing equivalent performance characteristics to 810TM linear plasticizer.

SynPlast™ L9TM plasticizer for demanding flexible PVC applications

In addition, the new SynPlast option for flexible PVC features supply stability to help counteract historic supply chain disruptions of 810TM, and is formulated for use in wire and cable and automotive slush molding PVC applications.

Synplast Plasticizers:

  • Are produced within rigid manufacturing specifications
  • Comply with quality standards across industries
  • Linear product chemistries are available for demanding outdoor applications
  • Include FDA / CPSIA / CA Prop 65 compliant grades

Flexible PVC compounders have traditionally relied on 810TM to achieve critical performance properties at both elevated and low temperatures. When 810 alcohol became scarce in 2013, a global supply shortage of 810TM plasticizer spurred a need for alternatives. In cooperation with a leading wire and cable PVC compounder, PolyOne’s cross-functional Synthetic Esters team proactively began developing another option.

SynPlast plasticizers are typically used in the following markets and applications:

  • Building and Construction (roofing membranes, flooring, window/door seals, etc.)
  • Wire & Cable (jacketing, insulation, etc.)
  • Consumer (film sheet for pool liners, binder covers, coated fabrics, etc.)
  • Transportation (automotive instrument panels, upholstery, door panel skins, etc.)

The result, SynPlast L9TM plasticizer, relies on linear 9 alcohol to achieve the same performance properties as 810TM, but with abundant supply availability.

The 810TM shortage could have spelled disaster for our wire and cable compounding customers,” said Don Wiseman, general manager, Performance Products and Solutions at PolyOne. “The foresight and expertise of PolyOne’s Synthetic Esters team, combined with PolyOne’s manufacturing agility, enabled rapid development, production and delivery of a cost-effective alternative.”

PolyOne also provides a broad plasticizer portfolio that includes bio-based, non-phthalate, high-performance linear chemistries and customizable solutions for a variety of applications.

About PolyOne

PolyOne Corporation, with 2015 revenues of $3.4 billion, is a provider of specialized polymer materials, services and solutions. The company is dedicated to serving customers in diverse industries around the globe, by creating value through collaboration, innovation and an unwavering commitment to excellence. Guided by its Core Values, Sustainability Promise and No Surprises Pledge℠ PolyOne is committed to its customers, employees, communities and shareholders through ethical, sustainable and fiscally responsible principles.
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Source: PolyOne
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