Georgia Gulf said Monday that it has agreed to collaborate with Segetis to offer
a new flexible vinyl compound based on Javelin technology bio-plasticizers from
This is an exciting collaboration that combines Segetis'
proprietary technology with Georgia Gulf's vinyl compounding expertise to
customize formulations that deliver unique performance profiles, said
William H. Doherty, vice president of vinyl compounds at Georgia
This is the second collaboration to develop bio-based flexible
polyvinyl chloride (PVC) compounds announced in 2012 by Georgia Gulf, the
US-based company noted.
The Segetis bio-based plasticizers are built on a
new platform of cellulosic-based levulinic ketals, which Segetis has branded as
The plasticizers are compatible across a wide-loading
range, are highly efficient with excellent permanence and bring faster
processing speeds and elevated temperature performance, the companies
Coupled with their ability to be 100% bio-based, all Segetis
plasticizers bring low vapor pressure and low extractables, and they are broadly
miscible with many resin families.