Caffaro Industrie S.p.A.

Piazzale Marinotti 1, 33050 Torviscosa
Telephone +39 0431 381-320
Fax +39 0431 381-379

This company is co-exhibitor of
Harke Chemicals GmbH


Hall map

K 2016 hall map (Hall 8b): stand F75

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K 2016 fairground map: Hall 8b

Our range of products

Product categories

  • 01  Raw materials, auxiliaries
  • 01.10  Additives
  • 01.10.104  Secondary plasticisers

Our products

Product category: Secondary plasticisers


Chlorinated paraffins are products obtained by chlorination of linear aliphatic hydrocarbons; various types of liquid chlorinated paraffins can be obtained, differing from each other in the percentage of chlorine and the length of the paraffinic raw material chain (Cloparin Serie). The chlorinated chlorosulfonated paraffins instead come from a process of “chlorosulfonation” that uses both chlorine and sulfur dioxide (Cloparten Serie).

Among the various applications of the different types of Cloparin, its main use is as a PVC plasticizer in total or partial replacement of other traditional plasticizers and in particular for: plastisol, electric cables, floorings, carpets, calendered surfaces, rolled sections, pipe extrusion, low temperature compounds and AE-plasticized PVC. Cloparin is also successfully used in flame-resistant PVC compounds. PVC may itself be considered non-flammable, but when it is plasticized with plasticizers such as phthalates it is deprived of its property. Because of their full compatibility, low volatility, good stability and non-flammability, the various types of Cloparin are used as plasticizers in preparation of solvent and emulsion paints and varnishes.

Besides Cloparin could be used as additive in treatment of textiles: in particular, chlorinated paraffins, due to their polar nature, have much greater bonding to the amino groups of the hide than the animal and vegetable oils normally used as greasing agents. As a softening agent of the leather are better used chlorosulfonated chloroparaffins (Cloparten) which, after saponification and thanks to the double functional group of sulfonic acid salt (polar) that binds to the polars groups of the leather and the chlorinated chain (apolar) that remains outside, give a particular softness of the leather. Finally Cloparin and Cloparol are used as additive in formulating lubricating, cutting and other industrial oils.


Cloparten® (chlorosulphonated paraffins)

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Product category: Secondary plasticisers


Ketones are chemical intermediates, which are fundamental starters in the production of active pharmaceutical and agro active principles, or as intermediates in the production of aroma chemicals. While for all those end-uses ketones are part of complex formulations in other sectors – i.e. photography, lithography, coatings – they are successfully used as such, or blended with other co-solvents. Thanks to the flexibility of its production units Caffaro Industrie S.p.A. is also prepared to grant customers with tailor made products to be based on special sales technical specifications.

The ketones we are currently producing are:

Cyclohexyl Phenyl Ketone
Dicyclohexyl Ketone
Diethyl Ketone
Paramethyl Propiophenone

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Product category: Secondary plasticisers


Our esters sold under Freeflex brand name are used as plasticizers in high quality TPU’s. Freeflex is characterized by very low OH, low color, low odor and it is therefore treasured as one of the best products in the market.

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Product category: Secondary plasticisers

Polycarbonate diols – Ravecarb

Ravecarb are polycarbonate diols (PCD), which are aliphatic polycarbonate with molecular weight around 500-3000, and two terminal OH groups. PCD are increasingly well known and used intermediates for high performance PU systems in sectors like synthetic leathers, various coatings and resins for flooring or wooden surfaces, paints, elastomers, adhesives, sealants, liquid inks for printers, etc. In all those sectors PCD are undisputedly considered as the ultimate solution in terms of quality improvement for:

mechanical resistance;
chemical resistance and stability;
elongation property;
UV resistance;
anti-scratch and anti-stain properties;
“cosmetic touch” in the production of high quality synthetic leathers.

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Product category: Secondary plasticisers

Green plasticizers

Caffaro Industrie SpA is active in the phthalates free plasticizers field.

According to this target, the company is entering the market with plasticizers based upon vegetal raw material.

Meanwhile Caffaro Industrie SpA supply products that are alternatives to phthalate (benzoate esters,…).

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About us

Company details

Who we are
With an overall production of 70,000 tons a year – which will be more than 100,000 tons by the end of 2016 – Caffaro Industrie S.p.A. represents a fast growing player in the production of basic and fine chemicals not only in Italy, but also in the rest of the highly industrialized regions all over the world.

What we want to be
VISION:To be a well known and appreciated front runner among the manufacturers of fine chemicals worldwide.
MISSION: Representing a supplier of choice with all manufactured products in line with our values:

- Customer first
- Constant growth
- Honesty and integrity
- Safety and sustainability
- Total commitment

The town of Torviscosa and our factory have developed together in a kind of symbiotic link since 1938. All the existing technologies for fine chemicals were developed in Torviscosa more than 20 years ago based on the high level expertise in terms of production and product technology. The multi-company production complex is as vast as 1.2 ML sq. m., more than 1/3 belonging to Caffaro Industrie S.p.A..

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