Evonik has announced it plans to launch a new generation of PVC plasticisers to include phthalate-free and bio-based varieties.
Alongside the company’s portfolio expansion, Evonik states it will also develop a new brand of products as well as broadening its range of sustainable plasticisers.
Production of the phthalate-free plasticiser 1,2-Cyclohexane dicarboxylic acid diisononyl ester is expected to begin in the second half of 2013, with an expected annual production of 40,000 metric tonnes at its facility in Marl, Germany.
Evonik states it will undergo research to successively add additional products to the new generation of plasticisers, including the launch of bio-based varieties.
“With our new plasticisers, our customers will soon be able to choose the plasticisers that meet their exact requirements from an even wider range of products," explained Dr. Rainer Fretzen, Head of Evonik’s Performance Intermediates Business Line.