FlexiSolv® DBE® esters - Plasticizers
Plasticizers are usually short-chain polymers in a resin which interfere with the hardening process. They can be soft segments in the polymer backbone (permanent plasticizers), but are usually separate molecules between the polymer chains, so-called fugitive plasticizers. They are typically esters of branched isomers of C8, 9 & 10 mono alcohols.
FlexiSolv® DBE® esters and their fractions serve as a source of acids in the formation of permanent diesters and polyesters plasticizers, or directly as fugitive plasticizers in flexible, thermoset and other resins.