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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 MS 80

Phthalate Free PlasticizerProFlex MS 80 is the liquid version of ProFlex MH, the most widespread plasticizing resin for nitrocellulose based nail lacquers. ProFlex MS 80 has the advantage that it can be easily poured into formulation during the production process.

ProFlex MS 80 imparts improved adhesion and wear properties and generally provides the lacquer system with a shiny glossy appearance.

ProFlex MS 80 can also be used as plasticizing resin in solvent borne coating and ink formulations. In these applications ProFlex MS 80 acts as a non-migratory plasticizing co-resin improving the adhesion and gloss of the system.


ProFlex MS 80 is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration according to CFR 21, sections:

  • 175.105, 175.320
  • 177.1200, 177.1400 (max 0.1% butylacetate)

ProFlex MS 80
AppearanceTransparent liquid
Boiling Point260.6 °F
Flash Point91 - 95 °F
Solubility in waterNearly insoluble
Active Matter≥78%
Butyl acetate18 - 22% max
Water Content≤0.5%
Acid Value≤0.6 mg KOH/g
Color≤40 Pt/Co
Turbidity≤5 FTU
Free formaldehyde≤0.2%
Viscosity7 - 20 kPas (at 25 °C)
ProFlex MS 80 is stocked in 500 lb (226.8 kg) steel drums, 4 drums per pallet.

  • Nail lacquers
  • Nitrocellullose coatings
  • Cellulose acetate formulations
  • Printing Inks