K-FLEX® dibenzoate plasticizers and modifiers bring critical performance and value to a wide range of industrial applications. They are REACh registered, non-phthalate solutions, which help formulators to develop desirable performance characteristics. As a result, manufacturers are able to meet all of their needs for excellent performance, efficiency, and regulatory compliance.
Due to their high compatibility with polar polymers, K-FLEX plasticizers and modifiers achieve excellent performance in applications such as waterborne adhesives, latex caulk, reactive sealants, waterborne coatings, and flexible vinyl.
K-FLEX products are fast-fusing high solvators, resulting in high gelation strength and improved properties in applications such as plastisols such as vinyl flooring, automotive plastisols, vinyl leathercloth/synthetic leather, and vinyl gloves. In melt compounding, K-FLEX improves compatibility of DOTP, closing the performance gap with phthalates.
Kalama also offers Kalama® VITROFLEX® non-phthalate plasticizers, a new polymeric technology from Emerald that is tailored for performance in polysulfide formulations. VITROFLEX plasticizers avoid the regulatory challenges associated with phthalates and chlorinated paraffins. In addition, they are low-VOC and tailored for excellent permanence and low migration, which helps manufacturers to reduce or eliminate fogging.
K-FLEX is a registered trademark of Emerald Kalama Chemical for its line of Non-phthalate Plasticizers and Coalescents. K-FLEX is also a registered trademark of King Industries, Inc. for its line of Polyester and Urethane Polyols and Resin Modifiers.
Kalama VITROFLEX is a registered trademark of Emerald Kalama Chemical, LLC for its lines of benzoate plasticizers and coalescents. This mark is not associated with Viking Chemical, ARKEMA, or the VIKOFLEX product line.