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Plasticizers are plastic additives which work by embedding themselves between the chains of polymers, spacing them apart, and thus significantly lowering the glass transition temperature for the plastic making it softer.

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ProFlex 8 – Plasticizer & Adhesion Promoter

Phthalate Free PlasticizerProFlex 8 is highly polar and readily plasticizes nylon, other polyamides, shellac, cellulose acetate, and protein materials. It is outstanding for making compounds resistant to oils, solvents, and greases.

Because of its low solubility in petroleum hydrocarbons, ProFlex 8 may be used to produce grease and oil-resistant coatings and adhesives. Nitrocellulose lacquers resistant to grease and aliphatic hydrocarbons may be made by combining ProFlex 8 with ProFlex MH (a sulfonamide-formaldehyde resin).

In nylon and other polyamides, ProFlex 8 aids processing by lowering the melting point and improving low temperature flexibility.

Cellulose acetate plasticized with ProFlex 8 has a brilliance and polish not obtained with other plasticizers, and sheets and films obtain high tensile strength, elongation and flexibility.

Polyvinyl acetate adhesives plasticized with Proflex 8 show exceptional grease resistance and have a quick tack and adhesion for joining difficult surfaces such as rubber to metal.

ProFlex 8 is an excellent dye solvent and pigment dispersant.


ProFlex 8 is approved by the U.S. Food and drug Administration according to CFR 21, sections:

  • 175.105, 175.300, 175.320, 175.390
  • 176.180
  • 177.1200, 177.1210

ProFlex 8
AppearanceClear, slightly yellow liquid
Boiling Point196 °C (10mm Hg)
Flash Point176 °C (COC)
Density1,200 (kg/m3)
Active Matter≥99%
Viscosity250 - 400 (at 25 °C -mPa.s)
Water Content≤0.7%
Acid Value≤0.7 (mgKOH/g)
Inorg Chloride≤100 (ppm)
Refractive Index1.535 - 1.545
Ortho/Para70/30 +/- 4%
Color50 - 130 (Pt-Co)
ProFlex 8 is stocked in 500 lb (226.8 kg) steel drums. It is also available in 2,425 lb (1,100 kg) IBCs and bulk tankers by request.