Wire & Cable Insulation

Application Desired Plasticizer Performances Typical Used Product(s) Alternative(s)
Building Wire · Long term safety · Low migration · Ease of processing DIDP, DPHP, trimellitates, linear phthalates TOTM/TOTM ST, DUO 1,
DUO 2
Other wire & cable · Safety is key · Performance requirements depending on exact use DOP, DINP, DPHP, trimellitates, linear phthalates, DOTP TOTM/TOTM ST, GPO, DOA

Construction

Application Desired Plasticizer Performances Typical Used Product(s) Alternative(s)
Caulks & sealants · Low indoor air emissions · Film coalescent · Long shelf life BBP, dibenzoates, C7 phthalates 3G8, DOSX
Urethane sealants · UV resistant · Low volatility · Compatibility · Long shelf life Mesamoll, dibenzoates, DINP, linear phthalates 3G8, DOSX, GPO
Wall paper · Low indoor air emissions · Film coalescent · Long shelf life · Printability DINP, DIDP, DPHP DUO 1, DUO 2
Hoses · FDA approval · High clarity · Low water solubility · Hydrolytic stable DINP, DIDP, DPHP, trimellitates GPO, TOTM
Roofing · UV resistant · Low volatility · Prolonged service life (up to 20 years) DIDP, DPHP, linear phthalates, trimellitates DUO 1, DUO 2
Swimming pool liners · Low migration · UV resistant · Water resistant DOP, DOTP, TOTM GPO, DUO 1, DUO 2

Flooring & Carpets

Application Desired Plasticizer Performances Typical Used Product(s) Alternative(s)
Vinyl tile · Ease of processing · Low migration · Long service life BBP, dibenzoates, DINP, DOP, DIDP, DPHP DOA, GPO, DUO 1, DUO 2
Resilient Flooring · Ease of processing · Stain resistance · Low emissions · Low odor · Long service life BBP, dibenzoates, DINP, DOP, DIDP, DPHP, DOTP DOA, DOSX, GPO, DUO 1, DUO 2
Carpets · Ease of processing · Chemical stability · Low emissions · Low odor DINP, DINP, DOTP GPO, DUO 1, DUO 2

Automotive

Application Desired Plasticizer Performances Typical Used Product(s) Alternative(s)
Artificial leather · Ease of processing · Minimized migration · Low fogging · Good cold temp · Flexibility · UV resistant · Heat stable DINP, DOP, DPHP DUO 1, DUO 2
Auto Mats · Ease of processing · Long service life · Good cold and warm temperature performance · Stain resistance DOP, DOTP adipates GPO, DUO 1, DUO 2, DOA
Wiring · Low migration · Oil extraction resistance · Heat stable · Low fogging DIDP, DPHP, Linear phthalates, trimellitates, polymerics TOTM/TOTM ST, DUO 1,
DUO 2

Household / miscellaneous

Application Desired Plasticizer Performances Typical Used Product(s) Alternative(s)
Furniture · Ease of processing · Low emissions · Stain resistance DINP, DIDP, DPHP, linear phthalates, DOTP DUO 1, DUO 2, GPO
Garden hoses · Low water solubility · Hydrolysis resistant DOP, DINP, DIDP, DPHP, DOTP DOA, GPO
Table cloths · Migration resistant · Stain resistant DOP, DINP, DIDP, DPHP, DOTP GPO
Shower curtains · Migration resistant · Low water solubility DOP, DINP, DIDP, DPHP, DOTP GPO
Floor mats · Migration resistant · Low emissions · Stain resistance BBP, DINP, DIDP, DPHP, DOTP GPO, DUO 1, DUO 2
Food cling wraps · FDA approval · Low water solubility DOA, Mesamoll DOA, DOSX, ATBC
Toys · Fast processing · Low migration · Low odor · High purity DOTP, Citrates, polymerics ATBC, GPO

Medical

Application Desired Plasticizer Performances Typical Used Product(s) Alternative(s)
Blood bags · Relevant Approvals · Long safe history · No color change in sterilization DOP TOTM, GPO
Tubes · Migration resistance · High clarity DOP, TOTM TOTM
Nutrition · Migration resistance · High clarity TOTM TOTM