Plasticizers from Evonik
Plasticizers from Evonik offer manufacturers of flexible PVC and their products flexibility, safety and above-average technical performance with a consistently high level of quality.
They act like a molecular lubricant: The molecules sandwich themselves between the polymer chains of PVC. This makes the originally tightly-packed, rigid structure flexible, allowing the chains to slide past each other.
Our promises at a glance:
We offer our customers …
- maximum delivery reliability: Our production in the Verbund ensures optimum supply to our customers. As a major producer of oxo alcohols, Evonik can guarantee continuous production of high-quality plasticizers.
- a full service from a single source: We look after each customer from order to delivery according to their individual needs. As a well-coordinated team, we support our customers with technical as well as regulatory knowledge and inform them about new maximum delivery reliability.
- a strong commitment to regulatory issues: Through active participation in various industry associations, Evonik is involved in the public debate surrounding regulatory issues. The aim is to incorporate scientifically sound data into the discussion and extend the life cycle of flexible PVC products.
What is ELATUR® CH?
ELATUR® CH, also known as DINCH, is a modern plasticizer for demanding applications. With the ELATUR® family, Evonik offers the latest generation of plasticizers. ELATUR® CH is a modern plasticizer for demanding applications. ELATUR® CH makes polymer materials flexible and pliable in both their processing and application. Whether it's decorative wallpaper or hard-wearing vinyl flooring, the PVC used in these products is made flexible and pliable by plasticizers, which is why it is so versatile.
What is ELATUR® CH used for?
ELATUR® CH is a primary plasticizer and one of the most important components of many flexible PVC products. With its special properties, the molecule improves the flexibility of the PVC raw compound and thus simplifies its handling.
Plasticized PVC is used in many everyday items - for example, in flooring. PVC is also highly popular with DIY enthusiasts and decorators, and with good reason. Vinyl wallpaper with a three-dimensional embossed structure gives any room an appealing ambience. Vinyl flooring is also available in a myriad of designs: whether elegant marble, warm wood or shiny stone - the material can deceptively imitate all of these. Regardless of its appearance, the material offers a pleasantly warm surface and provides good insulation.
ELATUR® CH is also used in medical products such as cannulas and respiratory masks. ELATUR® CH is also contained in adhesives and sealants.
A few technical details:
ELATUR® CH is a proven plasticizer developed, among other things, for applications involving close human contact, such as in medical devices. Key features include low viscosity, low migration tendency, excellent low-temperature flexibility and an excellent toxicological profile.
Where is ELATUR® CH produced and how is it transported?
In our state-of-the-art C4 Verbund, we process various raw material streams such as crude-C4 or FCC-C4 (fluid catalytic cracking-C4) from steam crackers or refineries. ELATUR® CH is based on Isononanol (INA) and is mainly used for the production of flexible PVC products. The product is produced at Evonik's site in Marl, Germany. We offer our customers the following means of transport for ELATUR® CH: tank trucks and ISO containers.
How can you contact us?
Roland Pietz, Head of Market Segment Oxo alcohols & Plasticizer, and Dr. Michael Graß, Head of Application Technology for plasticizers, are your contact persons for all matters concerning the product ELATUR® CH. They will help you with any questions you may have on this subject. Are you interested in our product? Then contact Roland Pietz or Dr. Michael Graß by e-mail or via LinkedIn (Roland Pietz & Dr. Michael Graß).