Environmentally Friendly Plasticizer

Jun - 27

Environmentally Friendly Plasticizer

New ATBC plasticizer (acetyl tributyl citrate)


First, ATBC performance characteristics:


ATBC is a widely used citrate ester. Because of its pharmacological safety, especially in the medical, pharmaceutical and food related products in the field is particularly satisfactory. ATBC and polyvinyl chloride, vinyl chloride – vinyl acetate copolymer has excellent compatibility, is their preferred environmentally friendly plasticizer. ATBC has a good thermal stabilization effect on the resin, which can avoid coloring during processing. ATBC gives the resin excellent low temperature softness. ATBC can also be used for vinyl latex. Compared with DBP, ATBC for plasticizing nitrocellulose film, can give products better resistance to yellowing and bonding properties with the metal.


ATBC can improve the UV resistance of the resin. ATBC and DOP compared to the two of the plasticity of PVC considerable, with ATBC made PVC resin paste viscosity should be significantly lower, even after a long period of storage, the viscosity increase is also very small. At the same time, because of its gelation temperature is higher than DOP5 ℃, extended resin paste storage period.

Second, the application of ATBC


1, in medicine, can be used for dental materials, coated tablets, artificial organs, a variety of treatment systems.

2, in personal supplies, can be used for hair gel, nail polish and so on.

3, in the industrial field, can be used for aluminum foil, canned paint, ink, food packaging, paint coatings, lubricants, plexiglass, safety glass and various resins.

Third, ATBC market outlook

ATBC as a non-toxic plasticizer has a unique function


1, ATBC has very low acute toxicity, mice oral test up to 30g / kg. The recent subacute toxicity test study (90 days) showed that even in the case of ATBC feeding concentrations up to 5%, the liver did not noticeably.

2, ATBC in two days can be biodegradable, so that the risk of ecological accumulation to a minimum.

3, ATBC can almost 1: 1 alternative DOP. Compared with DINP, ATBC use less, the effect is better.

4, with ATBC plasticized PVC, its plasticizing performance and DOP quite.

5, with ATBC plasticized PVC its thermal stability and DINP considerable.

6, with ATBC plasticized products, the smooth surface of its products, no dialysis.


In Europe, concerns about the health risks associated with the use of phthalate plasticizers in infants and young children have been significantly enhanced in recent years (animal experiments have shown that DOP, DINP can cause testicular damage and a series of Liver and kidney adverse effects.) Thus, the European Commission has issued a ban on the use of phthalate plasticizers in infants and young children’s toys (such as baby teeth, plastic dolls, etc.) Since January 1 in the EU member states effective. In Canada, it is also legally prohibited to use phthalate plasticizers in infant toys. In North America, phthalate-based plasticizers for infant toys have also been rejected. For many toy manufacturers, ATBC is a very good alternative, both with excellent plastic properties, and no health concerns. In the United States, the Toy Manufacturers Association has recommended to its members the use of ATBC to replace phthalate plasticizers.


Because of the excellent performance of ATBC, there are many companies abroad to produce this product, and have been in PVC, PVDC food packaging products, and many other areas have been applied. Domestic ATBC consumer market has begun to take shape, but with the continuous improvement of economic development, people’s health and environmental awareness continue to strengthen, especially the relevant laws and regulations of the country continue to improve, ATBC this product market will quickly develop.


Fourth, the application

1. Environmental protection PVC plastic products of the main plasticizer

2. Main plasticizers for vinyl chloride – vinylidene chloride copolymers for food packaging and precision instrument packaging

3. Vinyl chloride-vinyl acetate copolymer

4. Sustained release agent for plasticizers

5. Latex binder plasticizer

6. Tinplate surface treatment of lubricating oil

7. Air fresheners, deodorants, an important component of ink

Acetyl tributyl citrate packaging

200kg / barrel.

Acetyl tributyl citrate Storage

should be stored in a cool, dry place; transport sunscreen, non-dangerous goods.