Evonik launches new plasticizer for durable products

Evonik has launched another latest generation plasticizer, the ELATUR DINCD. The new product, a cyclohexanoate, is characterized by a combination of much sought-after properties, such as excellent low-temperature flexibility, and high UV resistance; thus contributing significantly to the weather resistance and durability of the products made from it. ELATUR DINCD is easy to process due to its low viscosity and is particularly suitable for demanding exterior and interior applications, such as textile fabrics, roofing membranes, floor coverings, adhesives and sealants, as well as paints and coatings.

This portfolio expansion is part of Evonik's long-term strategy to expand its portfolio of plasticizers, based on specific customer needs.

"The addition of ELATUR DINCD to our portfolio ideally complements our existing and proven product family," says Dr. Janina Fischer, Director Marketing Plasticizers, who is responsible for marketing the new plasticizer. "Our customers' needs are as diverse as ours. We can now offer them an even wider range of products from which to choose the one that best suits their individual requirements."

"In developing the new isononanol-based plasticizer, we were able to draw on many years of experience in research, production and marketing," says Dr. Michael Graß, Head of Application Technology for plasticizers. "This has enabled us to develop a product based on our technologies that offers customers new opportunities in product optimization through a combination of good processability and high durability."

The portfolio expansion strengthens the Group's global business with innovative plasticizers: Evonik has offered ELATUR CH, another new-generation plasticizer, in addition to VESTINOL 9 since 2013. As a fast fuser for special PVC applications, ELATUR DPT completes the portfolio and is particularly effective in combination with ELATUR CH.

The new product is to be manufactured at the Group's largest site in Marl. An initial production campaign for the new plasticizer ELATUR DINCD has already been successfully carried out. Production will be expanded step by step, in response to market demand.

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