08 September 2011 15:22 [Source: ICIS news]
HOUSTON (ICIS)--Eastman Chemical plans to raise non-phthalates plasticiser capacities at sites in the ?xml:namespace>
Eastman said it will expand capacities for its Benzoflex-brand plasticisers and Admex-brand polymeric plasticisers at
Eastman did not disclose the sites’ existing plasticiser capacities.
“The additional capacity will allow our performance chemicals and intermediates segment to satisfy increasing customer demand for non-phthalate plasticisers,” said Heidi Barnes, Eastman’s business director for oxo and plasticisers.
Benzoflex is used in coatings, adhesives, sealants and caulks, and is also used to provide flexibility to polyvinyl chloride (PVC) in applications such as vinyl flooring.
Admex plasticisers are used to provide flexibility in vinyl compounds in applications such as PVC-based adhesive tapes, conveyor belts, gaskets and hoses.For more on PVC visit ICIS chemical intelligence
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