Today’s toughest, highest performing adhesives, coatings, sealants, and vinyl rely on Emerald’s innovative portfolio of industrial specialties. A wide range of non-phthalate plasticizers, low-VOC coalescents, modifiers, and more deliver critical performance characteristics, such as durability and flexibility.
K-FLEX® dibenzoate plasticizers are an excellent choice for floor polish applications. Our data shows that blending K-FLEX® plasticizers with TBEP (tributoxyethyl phosphate) offers optimization of your formulation both in efficiency and performance while allowing a reduction in overall TBEP loading.
K-FLEX® plasticizers, modifiers and coalescents are known for their excellent value and balance of performance properties. They are non-phthalate, low in VOCs, and have positive attributes from a product safety and health perspective compared to other choices.
Brief formulating guidelines for using K-FLEX® non-phthalate coalescents in coatings.
Dibenzoates have long been the preferred plasticizer for waterborne adhesive compounds and are value-added alternatives to phthalates such as dibutyl phthalate and diisobutyl phthalate, which have become increasingly scrutinized for health and safety concerns.
K-FLEX® dibenzoates are high performing plasticizers for latex caulk and elastomeric sealant applications, allowing formulators to avoid the health and regulatory concerns of materials such as butyl benzyl phthalate and diisodecyl phthalate while achieving a superior balance of performance and value to other alternative chemistries.
K-FLEX® dibenzoate coalescents are excellent, ultra-low-VOC solutions for paints and coatings, enabling formulators to meet regulatory requirements while achieving an ideal balance of performance and value.
K-FLEX® dibenzoate plasticizers are excellent non-phthalate solutions for vinyl applications, enabling formulators to economically achieve the same excellent performance associated with traditional phthalates.
K-Flex® plasticizers are an excellent non-phthalate, low-VOC solution for formulators looking to satisfy both legislative requirements and consumer demand.