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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.

An extensive portfolio of non-phthalate plasticizers for adhesives

Plasticizers are used in many adhesive formulations to bring more flexibility. They can help you deliver the required elasticity, better initial and long-term viscosity, efficiency at low temperatures, and other benefits.

Eastman offers a broad selection of non-phthalate, high-solvating plasticizers to help adhesive manufacturers meet the most challenging performance and regulatory requirements.

Material attributes

  • Broad compatibility with many polymer systems
  • Allow the optimization of adhesive systems with excellent wet tack, set times, and open times thanks to compatibility with polyvinyl acetate homopolymer and copolymer emulsions
  • Broader processing windows
  • Reduced fusion temperatures in PVC
  • Compatible with and efficient for 1K and 2K polyurethane systems

The right plasticizer for your adhesive application can depend on several factors, such as formulation, polymer type, and key end-use properties. For example, if you want to reduce costs while maximizing performance of water-based adhesives, you can use Eastman Versafix™ plasticizer. Benzoflex™ plasticizers offer lower volatility relative to other traditional phthalate plasticizers while maintaining effective performance. All of these plasticizers are non-phthalate and require little to no reformulation.

Choose the proper non-phthalate plasticizers for your adhesive application, and download the TDS you need! 

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Hot-melt adhesives         Dot      
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Latex pressure-sensitive adhesives (PSA)   Dot         circle  
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Product Description and technical features Download TDS
  • High-solvating plasticizer
  • Excellent wet tack, set times, and open times in polyvinyl acetate and waterborne adhesive systems
  • Available globally
A Eastman Chemical Company Benzoflex 50
  • High-solvating plasticizer
  • Excellent wet tack, set times, and open times in polyvinyl acetate and waterborne adhesive systems
  • Available globally
A Eastman Chemical Company Benzoflex 2088
  • Versatile and long-established plasticizer solution
  • For use with polyvinyl acetate adhesives
  • Allows the tailoring of adhesive systems with excellent wet tack, set times, and open times thanks to its compatibility with polyvinyl acetate homopolymer and copolymer emulsions
  • Available globally
A Eastman Chemical Company Benzoflex LA 705
  • White flake solid with a melting point of 118°C
  • Modifies melt-flow characteristics with improved resistance to yellowing in powder coatings
  • Available globally
A Eastman Chemical Company Benzoflex 352
  • REACH registered
  • Cleared for certain food contact applications under U.S. FDA regulations
  • Good viscosity reduction
  • Available globally
A Eastman Chemical Company Eastman TXIB
  • High solvating
  • Low volatility
  • REACH registered
  • Cleared for certain food contact applications under U.S. FDA regulations
  • Available globally
A Eastman Chemical Company Eastman Triacetin
  • Ideal for water-based adhesives
  • Optimal balance of functionality and value
  • Excellent performance
  • Compatible in PVAc and VAE systems
  • Shorter set and longer open times
  • Improved adhesion
  • Available globally
A Eastman Chemical Company Eastman Versafix Plasticizer
  • High-solvating plasticizer
  • Broader processing window
  • Reduced fusion temperatures
  • Available globally
A Eastman Chemical Company Benzoflex 9 88

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Case Studies from Eastman non phthalate plasticizers

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

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

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Reduce costs while maximizing performance of water-based adhesives, thanks to Versafix™ non-phthalate 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.

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

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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