Dioctyl Phthalate (DOP) is the most common of the class of plasticizers. It is the diester of phthalic acid and the branched-chain 2-ethylhexanol. It’s a colorless, viscous liquid is soluble in oil, but not in water.
DOP has common applications in plastics, such as medical supplies, PVA and rubber manufacturing, wood coatings, and is sometimes used as a waxing agent.
The benefits of DINP in vinyl are evident in products manufactured by the automobile, building and construction, cable and wire and flooring industries. PVC made flexible with DINP extends the life of modern cars through its design, weight, comfort and cost benefits. Car manufacturers choose soft vinyl because of its protective benefits, and its durability provides a longlasting and protective layer for chassis, protects cars against grit and reduces rust and corrosion. It is also easy to apply.
PVC made flexible with DINP is widely used in the building and construction industry today. DINP is used in cladding, or the facings of buildings, and roofing membranes, and frequently used to cover buildings and sports arenas because of its durability, water resistance and high thermal insulation properties.
Flexible PVC is a widely used electrical insulation material in our homes, offices and factories. It is also preferred insulation for transmission cables and fiber optics. It is a material of choice for protecting wires that run through homes and offices and charge our computers, appliances and a variety of other machines used in our daily lives. It provides durability and cost-effectiveness, and the flexibility that allows it to bend and twist without cracking.
CAS #: 24968-12-5
Excellent electrical properties allow PBT to be widely used in the injection molding industry. PBT has exceptional insulation resistance as well as a high dielectric strength. Its strong dimensional stability, especially in water, and resistance to hydrocarbon oils, gives it even more versatility. Outstanding arc resistance and a low dissipation level over a wide range of humidity and temperatures are additional properties that PBT has to offer.
PBT is used in everyday applications including; switches and relays to motor housings and key caps for computer key boards. It is also used in vacuum cleaner parts and toaster side panels.