Eastman Plasticizers
Eastman’s versatile non-phthalate plasticizers have an extensive toxicological profile and broad regulatory clearances that demonstrate their suitability for many uses. Their outstanding performance characteristics make them an excellent choice when you switch to a non-phthalate plasticizer.

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An alternative to traditional plasticizers

Plasticizers are used in everyday products: they are used in various applications, from automotive to children’s toys to adhesives and sealants.

Indeed, plasticizers bring more flexibility and enable better processing and handling of formulations for more high-performing end products. However, regulatory restrictions and changing consumer preferences are increasingly leading plasticizer users to remove phthalates from formulations. The outstanding processing and performance characteristics and typical properties of Eastman non-phthalate plasticizers make them an excellent choice when you switch from a traditional plasticizer.

If you are looking for non-phthalate alternatives, Eastman has a broad selection of non-phthalate plasticizers suited for many adhesives, caulks, and sealants.

REACH registered and backed by some U.S. FDA food contact clearances

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Safely used in a variety of markets for more than 40 years, Eastman non-phthalate plasticizers have been reviewed by regulatory agencies around the globe. Not only do Eastman non-phthalate plasticizers offer the registration and clearance you need, they’re also suitable for most adhesive systems, providing improved wet tack, set times, and open times. Additionally, they are compatible with a wide variety of polymer systems and are delivered with reliable supply.

The following plasticizers used in adhesives and sealant applications are REACH registered and hold some U.S. FDA food contact clearances:
Eastman plasticizers REACH registered U.S. FDA clearances
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Case Studies from Eastman non phthalate plasticizers

Switch to a high performance non-phthalate solution for polysulfide sealants case study

Looking for a non-phthalate option for your polysulfide sealant?
Eastman VersaBond™ plasticizer is a highly efficient non-phthalate solution for polysulfide sealants.
As a near drop-in replacement for traditional phthalate-based plasticizers, VersaBond:

  • Is a non-phthalate plasticizer which is unaffected by any current or known upcoming phthalate restrictions likely under REACH
  • Outperforms other phthalate and non-phthalate options thanks to optimized Shore A hardness and better tensile properties to glass
  • Requires little to no reformulation, which can save months in development, approval and changeover time


Reduce costs while maximizing performance of water-based adhesives with Versafix™ plasticizer

Ideal for water-based adhesives, Eastman Versafix™ is a non-phthalate plasticizer that offers the optimal balance of functionality and value. It can help you reduce your formulation costs while providing a very good level of performance compared to traditional plasticizers.


Replace DIBP by Non-Phthalate alternatives in Waterborne Adhesives for Consumer products case study

Eastman's Benzoflex™ range of non-phthalate plasticizers provides an alternative to DIBP without the same regulatory concerns. Benzoflex™ plasticizers allow adhesive formulators to switch to safe alternatives to replace traditional fast-fusing plasticizers such as DIBP. Compared to traditional phthalates, Benzoflex™ non-phthalate plasticizers provide the same level of performance to waterborne adhesive products.



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