Flexible vinyl compounds

May 10, 2012
Flexible vinyl compounds, with plasticizers based on renewable resources, are suitable for applications such as automotive windows, medical tubing, and footwear

Flexible vinyl compounds, with plasticizers based on renewable resources, are suitable for applications such as automotive windows, medical tubing, and footwear.

The BioVinyl flexible- vinyl compounds use phthalate-free, bio-based Ecolibrium plasticizers. The plasticizers are manufactured using plant by-products by Dow Electrical and Telecommunications, a unit of The Dow Chemical Co. Life-cycle analysis tests indicate that every ton of vinyl compound made with flexible Ecolibrium helps reduce carbon-dioxide-equivalent emissions by 0.7 ton, or 41%.

The plasticizers are derived from naturally occurring vegetable substances not used for food. A number of grades have been developed for standard flexible vinyl applications, such as irrigation tubing and building and construction seals and gaskets. The bio-based plasticizer also exhibits greater plasticizing efficiency than most common phthalates.

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