Tag Archives: terephthalates

Eastman Chemical Company launches new non-phthalate plasticizer

Ortho-phthalates versus terephthalates

Orto-phthalates Phthalate plasticizers like DOP and DINP are produced using phthalic anhydride (picture) Phthalic anhydride is obtained by oxidation of ortho-xylene In chemistry the term phthalates  is used to mean ortho-phthalates   Terephthalates DOTP and PET bottles are produced using purified terephthalic acid (picture) Purified terephthalic acid is produced by oxidation of para-xylene Terephthalates do […]

Is a pineapple also an apple?

OXSOFT GPO is a phthalate free plasticizer chemically also known as Di-Octyl-TerePhthalate (DOTP). Some confusion is understandable if this plasticizer is phthalate free or not because of the chemical name. It is common in chemistry to use the term phthalates for substances which are actually ortho-phthalates Terephthalates are not considered to be (ortho-)phthalates, like pineapples are not considered to be […]

PVC & Plasticizers: What, Where & Why