There has been a need for plasticizers ever since PVC (polyvinylchloride) was patented in 1913. In its unmodified state, PVC is rigid and brittle. Plasticizers are used to make the material soft and flexible.
BASF has been a leader in the market for plasticizers and raw materials throughout the history of flexible PVC. BASF developed the first manufacturing process for phthalic anhydride, is a global technology leader for Oxo alcohols, and in this new millennium has had commercial successes in the global introduction of Palatinol® DPHP and Hexamoll® DINCH®. In North America we are responding to market changes and customer needs by offering Palatinol® DOTP.
But one size does not fit all. Today, soft PVC is used in a wide range of applications and industries, from high performance industrial cables to extremely sensitive medical devices. Some plasticized PVC applications need to withstand extreme temperatures; others have to be highly resistant to physical and environmental stress. Some products are especially designed for close human contact applications such as children’s toys and blood storage bags.
Palatinol® DOTP can be used in a broad range of applications as an alternative to general purpose ortho-phthalates, where good processing characteristics are needed and the finished product requires improved low temperature flexibility and low volatility.
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Palatinol® 1058 is a blend of 50% Palatinol® DPHP with 50% Plastomoll® DOA. This is blend combines the very good cold flexibility of the Plastomoll® DOA with the low volatility of the Palatinol® DPHP. Palatinol® 1058 is especially suitable in applications where combined good permanency and cold flexibility are required.