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

Our oxo alcohols & plasticizers
Our oxo alcohols & plasticizers

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


Plasticizers make PVC-based hoses soft and flexible.
Plasticizers make PVC-based hoses soft and flexible.

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.

Are you looking for a short overview about all our alcohols? Have a look at our new flyer!

About Evonik

Evonik is one of the world leaders in specialty chemicals. The company is active in more than 100 countries around the world and generated sales of €13.1 billion and an operating profit (adjusted EBITDA) of €2.15 billion in 2019. Evonik goes far beyond chemistry to create innovative, profitable and sustainable solutions for customers. More than 32,000 employees work together for a common purpose: We want to improve life, day by day.

About Performance Materials

The forever young classics of the Performance Materials Division stand for products and technologies that are continuously improved. They are the basis for many modern applications, for example in the areas of mobility, nutrition, pharmaceuticals or plastics. The division generated sales from continuing operations of around €2.04 billion in 2019 with about 1,600 employees. It is part of Evonik Operations GmbH.