Dioctyl Adipate (DOA)
Dioctyl Adipate (DOA) is a type of plasticizer commonly used in various industries. It is derived from adipic acid and 2-ethylhexanol. DOA is primarily used to enhance the flexibility, durability, and processability of polymers, particularly in the production of flexible PVC products.
DOA offers several advantages as a plasticizer, including its low-temperature flexibility, good electrical properties, and resistance to oils, greases, and chemicals. It effectively reduces the glass transition temperature of polymers, making them more flexible and easier to process.
The main applications of DOA include:
· Films and Sheets: DOA is used in the production of flexible films and sheets. It improves their flexibility and durability, making them suitable for applications such as packaging materials and protective coverings.
· Cables and Wires: DOA is utilized in the insulation and sheathing of cables and wires. It enhances their flexibility, electrical properties, and resistance to oils, making them suitable for various electrical applications.
· Hoses and Tubing: DOA is employed in the production of hoses and tubing. It improves their flexibility and resistance to chemicals, making them suitable for applications in industries such as automotive, construction, and manufacturing.
· Coated Fabrics: DOA is used as a plasticizer in coated fabrics, such as synthetic leather and textiles. It enhances their flexibility, durability, and resistance to oils, making them suitable for applications such as upholstery, automotive interiors, and footwear.
· Other Applications: DOA finds use in various other applications, including gaskets, seals, adhesives, and printing inks.
“ DOA enhances flexibility and durability of polymers, particularly in PVC applications. ”
|Nearly colorless liquid
|Acid value mg KOH/g
|Boiling point °C
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|viscosity mPa. S
|13-15 at 20°C