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.

CategoryNameAcronymCasECProduced by membersApplicationsClassification
BenzoateNeopentylglycol dibenzoate4196-89-8224-081-9YesNot class.
BenzoateDiethylene glycol dibenzoate120-55-8204-407-6YesFlooringNot class.
BenzoateDipropylene glycol dibenzoate27138-31-4248-258-5YesFlooringNot class.
BenzoateIsononyl benzoateINB670241-72-2447-010-5YesFlooring, film and sheetNot class.
BenzoateIsodecyl benzoateIDB131298-44-7421-090-1YesFlooring, Wall coverings, Automotive , Adhesives & Sealants, Inks and waxesNot class.
BenzoateTri-ethylene glycol dibenzoate51747-38-7YesNot class.