Hexamoll® DINCH®

Hexamoll® DINCH® is the trusted non-phthalate plasticizer especially developed for applications with close human contact. Therefore it is the ideal solution when it comes to high safety and quality standards for use in many sensitive goods. Hexamoll® DINCH® is recommended whenever people are in close contact with PVC products that contain plasticizers.


Hexamoll® DINCH® is established on the market since 2002

BASF has invested more than €7 million in toxicological research for Hexamoll® DINCH® thus far. Thanks to its excellent toxicological profile and the low migration rate, the plasticizer is approved and certified by many authorities and institutions worldwide. Additionally, Hexamoll® DINCH® sets high standards with regard to sustainability. Within BASF sustainable solution steering Hexamoll® DINCH® has been classified in 2014 as "Accelerator" generating a substantial sustainability contribution in the value chain.

Thanks to its unique performance Hexamoll® DINCH® is an established plasticizer on the market. It can be used as a substitute for traditional phthalates in many sensitive applications. Many leading brands in the toy and medical industries as well as several retailers have developed strong trust in BASF’s non-phthalate plasticizer.

Chemically, it belongs to the family of aliphatic esters:

  • 1,2-cyclohexane dicarboxylic acid diisononyl ester

Both Hexamoll and DINCH are registered trademarks of BASF

Hexamoll® DINCH® has excellent properties and worldwide approvals

Hexamoll® DINCH® is approved and certified for many applications by manufacturers and competent authorities worldwide:

Medical applications

  • Medical Device Directive 93/42/EEC (as amended by Directive 2007/47/EC)
  • DIN EN ISO 10993
  • United States Pharmacopeia (USP), Monograph 88, Class VI
  • FDA Medical Device Master Files (Nos. 1484 and 16323)
  • China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA)
  • Japan Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW)
  • Korean FDA (KFDA)

Food contact applications

  • European Commission Regulation (EU) No 10/2011
  • Verordnung des EDI (Switzerland) über Bedarfsgegenstände (817.023.21)
  • Chinese GB Standard 9685-2008
  • Japan Hygienic PVC Association (JHPA)
  • Korean Food and Drug Administration (KFDA)
  • Health Canada
  • Australian Department of Health (NICNAS)


  • Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006, Annex XVII, 51/52 (not listed)
  • Toy Safety Directive 2009/48/EC
  • Complies with ASTM F963
  • Requirements of EN 71-3, EN 71-5 and EN 71-9

Drinking water applications

  • Approved by National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) Standard 61





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