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BASF Starts Production of DOTP Plasticizer for Wire & Cable Coatings

Published on 2017-07-21. Author : SpecialChem

BASF has started the production of Palatinol® DOTP (dioctyl terephthalate), a general purpose plasticizer, at its Pasadena, Texas facility, with a nameplate capacity of 60,000 metric tons per year.

Palatinol® DOTP Plasticizer


The plant enables BASF to respond to the growing demand for phthalate alternative plasticizers in North America, and strengthens its position as a reliable source for DOTP.
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BASF Starts Production of DOTP Plasticizer for Wire & Cable Coatings

Effective Solutions for Different Applications


With Palatinol DOTP, in its portfolio, BASF offers effective solutions to producers of vinyl film and sheet applications for flooring, coated fabrics, and wire and cable coatings.

Operations started at an oxo alcohol unit for 2-EH (2-ethylhexanol) at the Pasadena site, with a nameplate capacity of 100,000 metric tons per year. This secures consistent raw material integration for Palatinol DOTP, while also strengthening the reliability of BASF’s 2-EHA (2-ethylhexyl acrylate) production at the company’s site in Freeport, Texas.

Heather Remley, Senior Vice President, Petrochemicals North America, said:

The new capacities provide increased potential for BASF in the phthalate alternative plasticizers market.” “Production at our Pasadena facility reinforces BASF as a valued supplier and reliable partner for plasticizers in North America.

As part of its global production network, BASF offers a broad portfolio of plasticizers, including general-purpose plasticizers, and specialty plasticizers, such as adipates, polymerics, and trimellitates.

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Source: BASF
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