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    Phthalate-Free Plasticizers

    Vertellus Citroflex™ citric acid esters provide a wide range of benefits when used as plasticizers with aqueous- and solvent-based polymers. Vertellus Citroflex™ esters offer formulators a unique combination of environmentally friendly features by combining efficient plasticization with low toxicity, high flash points, and rapid biodegradability.

WHY SWITCH TO CITROFLEX PLASTICIZERS?


With the growing consumer demand for environmentally-friendly plastics and coating applications, it is more important to transition to plasticizers with non-VOCs (volatile organic compounds). Derived from bio-based raw materials, Vertellus LLC citric acid esters offer a greener alternative to adipates, phthalates, and sebacates in various polymer applications.

  • Readily biodegraded by microorganisms in the soil
  • Low order of chronic toxicity
  • Phthalate Free, No HAPs and Non-VOC
  • Imparts the proper balance of properties and low toxicity to PVC
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    HOW CAN CITROFLEX BE USED IN YOUR INDUSTRY?


     


    Personal Care
    Products

         Citroflex™ 2 and A-2 grades are bio-based, biodegradable solvent carriers in perfumes and nail polish, film-strengthening agents in hair sprays and nail polishes, and actives in deodorant actives. » Learn More
     


    Cellulosics & 
    Bioploymers

        

    Citroflex™  2 provides limited oil solubility and grease resistance. Citroflex™ A-2 is recommended for use with cellulosic derivatives and natural resins. It offers low warping characteristics with cellulose acetate.» Learn More

     


    Medical
    Plastics & Pharmaceuticals

        

    A low-toxicity replacement for phthalate plasticizers for medical grade PVC plastic stock and pharmaceutical coating formulations.» Learn More                                           

      


    Indirect Food
    Contact

        

    Citroflex™ A-4 grade is a replacement for di-2-ethylhexyl adipate (DEHA) for food contact applications, providing an alternate for DEHA where there has been some concern for the public health.  It provides many improvements over dibutyl phthalate in cellulose nitrate films, including lower volatility, better resistance to yellowing, and better adhesion to metals.» Learn More

     


    Other Industrial
    Uses

        

    Outstanding low-temperature flexiblity, bio-based, biodegradable, phthalate-free, low toxicity, low volatility, high flash points.» Learn More

     
     

    APPLICATION BY GRADE

    Recommended Citroflex Ester Grades for Personal Care Products

     

    Recommended Citroflex Ester Grades for Biopolymers (PLA/PHA)

    Recommended Citroflex Ester Grades for​ Medical Plastics

    Recommended Citroflex Ester Grades for​ Indirect Food Contact

    Recommended Citroflex Ester Grades for​ Other Industrial Uses

    Still not sure which Citroflex™ grades are suitable for your plasticizer application? Contact us and connect with a technical specialist that can assist you further.

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