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Oxea Launches Oxsoft Duo 1 & 2 Non-phthalate Plasticizers with Superior Migration Profile

Published on 2012-07-04. Author : SpecialChem

OBERHAUSEN -- The international chemical company Oxea announces the launch of its latest additions to the Oxsoft product range of phthalate-free and non-VOC plasticizers. Marketed under the names Oxsoft Duo 1 and Oxsoft Duo 2, the new products are specifically designed to help manufacturers tackle the challenges concerning migration of plasticizers. Their low migration properties are aimed at increasing the quality and sustainability of end products while their processing properties are further improved. Oxsoft Duo is recommended in applications like the production of wall coverings, floorings, roofings and artificial leather. It is already commercially available with samples available for testing.

Oxsoft Duo 1 features an excellent migration profile combined with low viscosity for good processability and better than normal cold temperature properties. Oxsoft Duo 2 gives prominence to a further improved migration profile compared to Oxsoft Duo 1 and has a very good fogging number, but remains easy to process. It is recommended in applications where migration is a concern, but where high viscosity products could cause process issues.

"Reducing the migration of plasticizers is a crucial issue: If plasticizers leak out of the end product, it will adversely affect the product quality," said Jacco de Haas, Global Marketing Manager Specialty Esters at Oxea. "Therefore we designed Oxsoft Duo 1 and Oxsoft Duo 2 that feature an excellent migration profile but are also easy to process - a combination which is rather unique in the market," he continued.

"Oxea supports the significant growth of phthalate-free plasticizers by investing into new products and production capacity," said Miguel Mantas, responsible for Sales and Marketing within Oxea's Executive Board. "To better serve our customers, Oxea is extending its current European capacity to 60-70kt and a new production unit in Nanjing, China, is already under construction," he added.

About Oxea

Oxea is a global manufacturer of oxo intermediates and oxo derivatives, such as alcohols, polyols, carboxylic acids, specialty esters, and amines. These products are used for the production of high-quality coatings, lubricants, cosmetics and pharmaceutical products, flavorings and fragrances, printing inks and plastics. In 2011, Oxea generated revenue of about EUR 1.5 billion with its 1,365 employees in Europe, the Americas and Asia.

Source: Oxea

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