Evonik (Essen, Germany) is launching a new generation of PVC plasticizers under the Elatur product brand. With this strategic portfolio expansion, Evonik is consistently developing its range of sustainable plasticizers.
In June 2013 production started for the phthalate-free plasticizer 1,2-Cyclohexa dicarboxylic acid diisononyl ester. Evonik's new production plant came on stream at Marl Chemical Park with an annual production capacity of 40,000 metric tons. Investment was in the double-digit million euro range. The phthalate-free plasticizer is sold under the Elatur CH brand name.
Consistent research will help to add further innovative products to the new generation of plasticizers. This includes marketing bio-based plasticizers that Evonik plans to launch additionally under the Elatur brand name. Negotiations with cooperation partners are at the final stage.