Syncroflex™ is a range of plasticization additives that increase the plasticity or fluidity of a polymer. This range includes both monomeric and polymeric plasticizers for a wide range of applications from low temperature environments to food contact. Our Syncroflex™ plasticizers can provide solutions for many demanding applications that require flexibility without compromise.
Monomeric plasticizers due to their small size, offer the benefits of increased physical and mechanical properties through rapid absorption and adsorption to the polymer surface. Our monomeric plasticizers are alternatives to traditional monomeric based plasticizers offering superior low temperature stability and, in some cases, having food contact approvals. Syncroflex™ 3019 for example has a much-improved brittle point which is ideal for applications that require low temperature stability like refrigerator seals.
Polymeric plasticizers offer superior resistance to volitility, migration and weathering over time which is ideal for applications where long-term stability is needed.
When compared to a standard industry phthalate (DOP), our polymeric plasticizres have been shown to exhibit similar mechanical properties while improving volatility and extraction resistance.
The Syncroflex™ range includes polymeric plasticizers for use in food contact applications like gaskets and seals, coated fabrics, sports equipment, roofing membrane, electrical wiring and in automotive.
Plasticization in PVC
The Syncroflex™ range can be used in a wide range of polymer types. They are most suited for PVC applications, but also show benefits in synthetic rubbers, synthetic rubber derivatives, and other polar polymers such as ABS and polystyrene.
In PVC, the short distances between molecules results in strong intermolecular forces, which casue PVC to be rigid at room temperature.
Plasticizers act by migrating between the PVC molecules preventing them from coming into close contact with each other, the resulting effect is that at room temperature the PVC remains soft and flexible.
Plasticization in synthetic rubbers and derivatives
The Syncroflex™ range of plasticizers can also be used in synthetic rubbers and synthetic rubber derivatives. Syncroflex™ plasticizers offer significant benefits over traditional phthalate plasticizers, providing improvements in both mechanical and physical properties as well as process improvements.
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Syncroflex™ 3019 has the effect of making the formulation softer, lowering the melting point, lowering the melt viscosity, lowering the strength and making the formulation less brittle and more flexible.
Syncroflex™ 3142 has the effect of making the formulation softer, lowering the melting point, lowering the melt viscosity, lowering the strength an dmaking the formulation less brittle and more flexible. Syncroflex™ 3142 is particularly suitable for use in leisure and clothing applications including coated fabrics and sports equipment.