Plastics & Polymers Enhancing Polymer Performance

Plasticizers

Plasticizers are commonly used in the plastics industry to reduce hardness and increase elasticity and impact properties while also improving processibility. Vertellus manufactures and markets many different bio-based plasticizers based on citric acid, castor oil and stearic acid. These include CITROFLEX® plasticizers based on citric acid, FLEXRICIN® ricinoleates plasticizers based on castor oil, PARACIN® plasticizers based on hydroxystearic acid. In addition our plasticizer offering includes Morflex® 1129 Dimethyl isophthalate (DMIP), Morflex® 150 Dicyclohexyl phthalate (DCHP), Morflex® 540 Tributyl trimellitate, Morflex® 560 Trihexyl trimellitate, Dibutyl sebacate (DBS), Dimethyl adipate (DMA), and Benzyl benzoate (BZBZ).

Typical applications of these products include plasticizer and other applications.

  • Citrates as bio-based, bio-degradable and compostable plasticizers for PVC and PLA, PHA and other bio-polymers for applications as diverse as Toys, Medical tubing, and Blood bags
  • Citroflex® C2 as a solvent carrier in perfumes and nail polish
  • DMIP used in the manufacture of non-crystalline PET
  • DBS as a plasticizer for PVDC food film applications