Additives: Novel Non-Phthalate Plasticizers for Flexible PVC
Valtris launches new biobased and fast-fusing phthalate plasticizers.
▪ Plas-Chek Platinum G-2000 is Valtris’ newest addition to its line of biobased products. G-2000 is an epoxy soyate ester with 85% certified biocontent, said to be an excellent general-purpose plasticizer with performance comparable to other non-phthalate general purpose plasticizers. It boasts good processing performance, excellent low temperature properties, and outstanding heat stability. Formulators can also combine Plas-Chek Platinum G-2000 with one of Valtris’ Santicizer non-phthalate plasticizers, to create optimized solutions for their specific processing needs.
▪ Santicizer Platinum P-1700 is the newest addition to Valtris’ line of non-phthalate fast fusing plasticizers. Based on cyclohexanoate technology, P-1700 reportedly combines high solvating ability with low volatility and excellent migration resistance. P-1700 can lower both formulation and production costs while improving final product properties, according to the company. Formulators can also take the opportunity to combine P-1700 with other general purpose non-phthalate plasticizers, to create optimized solutions for their specific processing needs. When using P-1700 in combination with general purpose plasticizers, manufacturers will see improved efficiency and processing speed without sacrificing emissions or migration.
Prices for three of four commodity resin trending down. PE relatively stable.
PE, PP, PVC, PS prices stable for now, PET more volatile.
Weak demand for industrial and durable goods, along with globally lower feedstock prices outweigh strong demand for packaging, medical products.