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PVC Plasticizer Alternatives: Selection & Use

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Recorded on Feb 21, 2017

Adopt a structured approach to screen phthalate alternatives among the wide plasticizer offering (benzoates esters, citrates esters, polymeric plasticizers…).


Paul Daniels will discuss how to find faster the phthalate-free plasticizer that is compatible with your PVC and end use requirements depending on your application (wallcovering, wire & cable, coated fabrics...)

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Length: 90 min

Course Type: Formulation
Level: Intermediate

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Why should you view this course?

Use of phthalate plasticizers are now regulated due to increased health and environmental concerns. However with the wide offering of non-phthalate alternatives, it is easy to get lost to find the right one, when working on your formulation. Join this course for a clear view on which plasticizer to use in your application!


  1. Review commercially available non-phthalate plasticizers for PVC (terephthalate esters, citrate esters, vegetable oil derivatives-epoxides...)
  2. Detect among the wide non-phthalate plasticizer offering chemistries that are best suited for your application (flooring & wallcovering, film & sheet, cable, coated fabrics...)
  3. Get advice on your own technical challenges by interacting live with our expert Paul Daniels
PVC Plasticizer alternatives selection formulation

Who should view this course?

PVC Producers, Compounders & Additive suppliers as well as anyone needing support to move away from traditional phthalates plasticizers

Course Outline

The following sections will be covered during this session:

  1. Why do phthalate esters have such a dominant position as plasticizers?

  2. Why are non-phthalate plasticizers a  highly sought after commodity?

  3. Commercially available Non-Phthalate Plasticizers for PVC

  4. Types of materials used as phthalate plasticizer replacements

  5. Non-phthalate plasticizer recommendations for your specific applications
    • Flooring and wallcovering
    • Film and sheet
    • Wire and cable
    • Coated fabrics

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