Georgia Gulf said Monday that it has agreed to collaborate
with Segetis to offer a new flexible vinyl compound based on
Javelin technology bio-plasticizers from
This is an exciting collaboration that combines
Segetis' proprietary technology with Georgia Gulfs
vinyl compounding expertise to customize formulations that
deliver unique performance profiles, said William H.
Doherty, vice president of vinyl compounds at Georgia Gulf.
This is the second collaboration to develop bio-based flexible
polyvinyl chloride (PVC) compounds announced in 2012 by Georgia
Gulf, the US-based company noted.
The addition of the specialty bio-based plasticizers
from Segetis expands our sustainable product portfolio and
underscores our commitment to offer a range of solutions to our
customers that are free of phthalates and heavy metals,
The Segetis bio-based plasticizers are built on a new
platform of cellulosic-based levulinic ketals, which Segetis
has branded as Javelin technology.
The plasticizers are compatible across a wide-loading range,
are highly efficient with excellent permanence and bring faster
processing speeds and elevated temperature performance, the
Coupled with their ability to be 100% bio-based, all Segetis
plasticizers bring low vapor pressure and low extractables, and
they are broadly miscible with many resin families.
We are extremely gratified to have won the confidence
of Georgia Gulf and are excited to support Georgia Gulfs
sustainability goals with our
performance plasticizers, said Atul Thakrar, CEO of
New technologies need champions, and Georgia Gulf is
in a unique position to drive and influence change toward
bio-based compounds in the flexible vinyl supply chain,
Georgia Gulf says it has begun to introduce these new
flexible compounds to manufacturers of toys and decorative construction materials, and the
company continues to develop compounds for a growing range of
The bio-based compounds with the Segetis plasticizers
are suitable for a variety of consumer and industrial end
products that would benefit from a non-phthalate solution, but
wont compromise on their ability to deliver specific
properties, Doherty said.