Plasticizers from Evonik
Plasticizers from Evonik offer manufacturers of flexible PVC and their products flexibility, safety and above-average technical performance with consistently high quality.
They act like a molecular lubricant: The molecules sandwich themselves between PVC's polymer chains. This makes the originally tightly packed, rigid structure moveable, 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 an optimum level of supply to our customers. As a major producer of oxo alcohols, Evonik can guarantee uninterrupted production of high-quality plasticizers.
- an all-round service from a single source: We look after each customer from order to delivery, according to their specific needs. As a well-coordinated team, we support our customers with our technical and regulatory expertise and inform them about new developments.
- strong focus on regulatory issues: Through active participation in various industry associations, Evonik is actively involved in the public debate surrounding regulatory matters. The aim is to incorporate scientifically sound data into the discussion and extend the life cycle of flexible PVC products.
What is ELATUR® DINCD?
ELATUR® DINCD is an innovative low-viscosity plasticizer that is particularly suitable for demanding applications. The product is based on the raw material INA (isononanol). Its excellent low-temperature flexibility, high UV resistance and very low volatility make the product suitable for demanding exterior and interior applications such as textile fabrics, roofing membranes, floor coverings, adhesives and sealants. In addition, the new plasticizer is characterized by an excellent toxicological profile.
With the ELATUR® family, Evonik offers plasticizers of the latest generation. ELATUR® DINCD is a modern plasticizer for demanding applications. ELATUR® DINCD makes polymer materials flexible and smooth in processing and in use. Whether it is for decorative wallpaper or hard-wearing vinyl flooring, the PVC used is made flexible and smooth by the plasticizer and can therefore be used for a wide range of applications.
What is ELATUR® DINCD used for?
Flexible, smooth and versatile - these are the requirements for plasticized polyvinyl chloride (PVC). It is originally hard and brittle. The addition of plasticizers also makes PVC a modern plastic with a very wide range of applications. The latter act like a molecular lubricant, whose molecules place themselves between the polymer chains of the PVC powder, thus turning the rigid structure into a flexible one. The smaller and more polar the plasticizer molecule, the faster it can spread between the PVC chains (gelation).
ELATUR® DINCD can also be used in a wide variety of applications: e.g. in adhesives and sealants as well as in paints and coatings.
A few technical details:
ELATUR® DINCD is a plasticizer suitable for all common flexible PVC applications. Key features include low volatility, excellent weathering stability and an excellent toxicological profile.
Where is ELATUR® DINCD produced and how is it transported?
In our state-of-the-art C4 Verbund, we process various raw material streams such as crude-C4 and FCC-C4 (Fluid Catalytic Cracking-C4) from steam crackers or refineries. ELATUR® DINCD is produced using isononanol and is mainly employed in the manufacture 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® DINCD: tank trucks and ISO containers. During market introduction, we also provide smaller packaging units, e.g. in IBC containers.
How can you contact us?
Dr. Michael Graß, Head of Application Technology for plasticizers, is your contacts for everything to do with the ELATUR® DINCD product. He will help you with any questions you may have on this topic. Are you interested in our product? Then contact Dr. Michael Graß by e-mail or via LinkedIn (Dr. Michael Graß).