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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.


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


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.

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.

Download you copy of our Oxo alcohol Flyer

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

Oxo Alcohols Flyer  (pdf, 472 KB)

Roland Pietz

Oxo Alcohols & Plasticizers

About Evonik
Evonik is one of the world leaders in specialty chemicals. The focus on more specialty businesses, customer-oriented innovative prowess and a trustful and performance-oriented corporate culture form the heart of Evonik’s corporate strategy. They are the lever for profitable growth and a sustained increase in the value of the company. Evonik benefits specifically from its customer proximity and leading market positions. Evonik is active in over 100 countries around the world with more than 32,000 employees. In fiscal 2018, the enterprise generated sales of €13.3 billion and an operating profit (adjusted EBITDA) of €2.15 billion.

About Performance Materials
The business line Performance Intermediates is part of the Performance Materials Segment which is managed by Evonik Performance Materials GmbH. The segment focuses its global activities on developing and manufacturing polymer materials and intermediates, especially for use in agriculture and in the rubber and plastics industry. This segment employed about 4,100 employees, and generated sales of around €3.98 billion in 2018 from continuing operations.   

About Performance Intermediates – 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.