Products & Markets

Oxo Alcohols & Plasticizers

Our oxo alcohols INA and 2-PH are important raw material components in the manufacture of plasticizers. 2-PH is also used in the production of surfactants. Our plasticizers are manufactured on the basis of isononyl alcohol (INA), and are used primarily for the manufacture of soft-PVC products and in industries such as construction and automotive industries for example.

Our products

Performance Intermediates is a major producer of C4-based materials for the rubber, plastics and specialty chemicals markets. Within the market segment Oxo Alcohols & Plasticizers, we offer different products such as the oxo alcohols isononyl (INA) and 2-propylheptanol (2PH), which are mainly used for plasticizers and surfactants. Besides 2PH, a high purity mixture of C10 oxo alcohols, plasticizers such (ELATUR® CH/ ELATUR® DPT/ VESTINOL® 9) are offered by this market segment.

Isononyl (INA)

2-Propylheptanol (2-PH)

VESTINOL® 9 (diisononyl phthalate)

ELATUR® CH (diisononyl cyclohexanoate)

ELATUR® DPT (di(iso)-pentyl-terephthalate)


We offer the following means of transportation of INA and 2-PH to our customers:

  • ISO Containers
  • Tank Trucks
  • Rail Tank Cars
  • Barges, Coasters
  • Seagoing Vessels

We offer the following means of transportation of VESTINOL® 9, and ELATUR® CH to our customers according to product:

  • Tank Trucks
  • Tank Containers
  • Flexi-bag Containers


In Europe, VESTINOL® 9 is one of the most important universal plasticizers for PVC. VESTINOL® 9 is used in both thermoplastic and plastisol processing operations and in both cases, represents excellent value for money and an outstanding processing window.

ELATUR® CH – our universal plasticizer – is especially suitable for more demanding PVC applications, such as everyday objects which come into direct contact with the skin.

ELATUR® DPT is our new fast fuser for special PVC applications, like flooring, wall coverings and films. It is especially effective when used in combination with ELATUR® CH.

benefits to our customers

We provide In-depth global knowledge of down-stream markets for both alcohols and plasticizers.
Plasticizers produced from INA and 2-PH can be used in a broad range of applications.

Fun facts about us

  • Our OXO plant is large enough that it can cover nearly half a soccer field.
  • We ship 10,000 trucks and tank containers per year, which equal out to be 200 kilometers in length.
  • To imagine a world without flexible PVC, would be a world without modern flooring, membranes, toys, wallcoverings, tubing, and numerous amounts of other products we use every day.