Benzoates are high solvating plasticisers for PVC, available as either monobenzoates (benzoates) or dibenzoates. They are mainly used in PVC plastisol applications including flooring and film, but also in adhesives and sealants. Monobenzoates are produced by esterification of benzoic acid with high molecular weight alcohols like isononanol or isodecanol. Dibenzoates are made by the reaction of diols like diethylene glyol, triethylene glycol or dipropylene glycol with benzoic acid. Benzoates are in general fast fusing plasticisers offering complemetary performances to general purpose plasticisers. Monobenzoates also work as low VOC and low viscosity agents for PVC plastisols.
They are used mostly in flooring, wall coverings, automotive – specifically in radiators of the cars – adhesive and sealants, inks and waxes, film and sheet products.
|Category||Name||Acronym||Cas||EC||Produced by members||Applications||Classification|
|Benzoate||Neopentylglycol dibenzoate||4196-89-8||224-081-9||Yes||Not class.|
|Benzoate||Diethylene glycol dibenzoate||120-55-8||204-407-6||Yes||Flooring||Not class.|
|Benzoate||Dipropylene glycol dibenzoate||27138-31-4||248-258-5||Yes||Flooring||Not class.|
|Benzoate||Isononyl benzoate||INB||670241-72-2||447-010-5||Yes||Flooring, film and sheet||Not class.|
|Benzoate||Isodecyl benzoate||IDB||131298-44-7||421-090-1||Yes||Flooring, Wall coverings, Automotive , Adhesives & Sealants, Inks and waxes||Not class.|
|Benzoate||Tri-ethylene glycol dibenzoate||51747-38-7||Yes||Not class.|