K-FLEX® plasticizers, coalescents, and modifiers are optimized for excellent value, performance, compatibility, and economy in a wide range of applications. They are non-phthalate, low-VOC, and have positive attributes from a product health, safety, and environmental perspective compared to many other options.
In addition to the environmental attributes these products offer, they can also enhance key performance characteristics of the end-product, meeting or exceeding the performance of other standard plasticizers and coalescents in a wide range of applications, including adhesives, caulks, sealants, coatings, and vinyl/plastisols. Many products in the line also have certain FDA clearances for use in indirect food-contact applications.
K-FLEX® DP – Dipropylene glycol dibenzoate is one of the most versatile polar, high solvating plasticizers. It is compatible with a wide range of polar polymers and rubbers, including TPU. It is an excellent choice for high solvating plasticizer applications.
K-FLEX® PG – Propylene glycol dibenzoate is designed primarily for use in PVC compositions. It imparts outstanding stain resistance and durability in vinyl applications and can be used in adhesives to achieve higher percent solids.
K-FLEX® 500 – A classic dibenzoate blend. As a polar plasticizer, it is a high solvator for PVC and compatible with polar polymers such as polyvinyl acetate. It is primarily used in adhesive applications.
K-FLEX® 500P – A dibenzoate blend designed for coatings or other applications where ultra low levels of VOCs are desired.
K-FLEX® 850P –A dibenzoate blend designed for vinyl applications with economy as a focus. It offers excellent stain resistance, durability and can be used alone or in blends with other plasticizers.
K-FLEX® 850S – A low VOC blend of dibenzoates optimized for use in waterborne latex applications. Widely used in the industry because of the excellent combination of efficiency, economy and performance benefits it provides to the formulator. In Europe K-FLEX® 850S is label-free.
K-FLEX® 975P – A dibenzoate triblend compatible with polar polymers. It offers a lower freeze point and better handling properties than other modern binary dibenzoate blends