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Polymer Additives

Plasticizers

Types of Plasticizers

Plasticizers are the most common additives used in the plastic industry.

They are also usually cheaper than other additives used in polymer processing. Plasticizers are low volatile organic substances added to plastic compounds to improve their flexibility, extensibility and processability. They increase the flow and thermoplasticity of the material by decreasing the viscosity of the polymer melts, their glass transition temperature (Tg), melting temperature (Tm) and elasticity modulus of the finished products.

There are several general chemical families of plasticizers that are used for polymer modification. Among them, the most commonly used are: Phthalates (orthophthalates - LMW, HMW; terephthalates), Adipates, Benzoates, Citrates, Epoxidized Oils (ESBO, ELO),
Phosphates, Polyesters, Trimellitates and more.

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Eastman 168™ from Eastman is a non-phthalate plasticizer. Offers good performance properties. Provides low temperature flexibility and resistance to extraction by soapy water. Eastman 168™... view more
Applications
  • PVC>PVC, flexible
  • Buildings & constructions>Flooring>Flooring (cushion vinyl)
  • Electrical markets>Connectors
  • Furnitures>Mats
  • ...
Eastman VersaMax™ Plus is a non-phthalate, general purpose solution that provides better efficiency, improved dry times and lower fusion temperatures when compared to di-isononyl phthalate (DINP)... view more
Applications
  • PVC>PVC, flexible
  • Mechanical/ physical performance
Eastman 168™ SG from Eastman is a non-phthalate plasticizer. Offers sensitive applications, security of supply and the most stringent QA protocols in a high-purity product, coupled with access to... view more
Applications
  • PVC>PVC, flexible
  • Healthcare / Medical>Medical goods
  • Households products/ Consumer Goods>Toys
Benzoflex™ 2088 by Eastman is benzoate ester. Acts as a high solvating plasticizer. Designed for high performance PVC flooring applications. Benzoflex™ 2088 offers very good wet tack, set times and... view more
Applications
  • PVC>PVC, rigid
  • PVC>PVC, flexible
  • Buildings & constructions>Flooring>Flooring (cushion vinyl)
High solvating, non-phthalate plasticizer. Provides lower plastisol viscosity, excellent low temperature flexibility, and fusion rates similar to typical high solvating plasticizers in vinyl... view more
Applications
  • PVC
  • Buildings & constructions>Flooring
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... view more
Applications
  • PVC>PVC, flexible
  • PVC>PVC, rigid
  • Buildings & constructions>Flooring>Flooring (cushion vinyl)
Admex™ 334F from Eastman is a polyester-type permanent plasticizer. Possesses superior extraction and migration resistance. Well-suited for critical uses where the PVC compound must be approved for... view more
Applications
  • PVC>PVC, rigid
  • PVC>PVC, flexible
Benzoflex™ 9-88 is a high solvating plasticizer by Eastman. Designed for resilient flooring, automotive and artificial leather cloth. Benzoflex™ 9-88 is suitable for polyurethane and a wide variety... view more
Applications
  • Fibers/ Textiles/ Carpets>Artificial leathers
  • Buildings & constructions>Flooring
  • Automotive/ Transportation
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... view more
Admex™ 6187 from Eastman is a 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... view more
Applications
  • Buildings & constructions>Wall covering
  • Footwear>Boots
  • Personal safety/ Protection equipments>Gloves
  • Pipes, Hoses & Fittings>Hoses>Hoses (engine)
  • ...
Admex™ 6995 by Eastman is a medium molecular weight polymeric adipate. Acts as a plasticizer. It is a water-insoluble light colored viscous liquid with mild ester odor. Offers permanency and... view more
Applications
  • Automotive/ Transportation
  • Conversion of plastisol
  • Mechanical/ physical performance
Medium molecular weight polymeric adipate. Acts as a plasticizer. Possesses a mild ester odor and light color. Offers an outstanding low temperature flexibility for a polymeric plasticizer. Is... view more
Applications
  • Fibers/ Textiles/ Carpets>Coated fabrics
Admex™ 760 from Eastman is an ultra-high molecular weight, polymeric adipate. Acts as a plasticizer. Possesses maximum resistance to extraction, migration and volatility... view more
Admex™ 761 from Eastman is a 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... view more
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... view more
Applications
  • Other Rubber
  • Automotive/ Transportation>Internal>Instrument panels
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