Oxo Alcohols & Plasticizers

Performance Intermediates - Markets & Applications - Oxo Alcohols

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.


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, VESTINOL® INB, and ELATUR® CH to our customers according to product:
- Tank Trucks
- Tank Containers
- Flexi-bag Containers


The main application for INA and 2-PH are plasticizers and sufactants.

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.
As a monobenzoate, VESTINOL® INB displays fast-gelling properties and, for this reason, it is frequently used in PVC-plastisol processing for the manufacture of floor coverings and in coatings and sealants.

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
  • We produce 450,000 tons of INA and 2-PH each year, which equals to a train that is 118 km long.

  • 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.


Roland Pietz

Oxo Alcohols & Plasticizers