Kalama® VITROFLEX® B is a non-phthalate plasticizer based on innovative polymeric technology, specially designed for the “B” (catalyst) side of two-party polysulfide (polysulfide) sealants. It has an excellent safety and regulatory profile relative to leading incumbent polysulfide plasticizers, such as benzyl phthalates and chlorinated paraffins.
Kalama VITROFLEX B results in excellent performance characteristics, bringing value to the critical end uses where polysulfide sealants are used. These include insulated glass seals, construction, transportation, and secondary containment. It imparts good rheology for suspension stability of dispersed solids, excellent elasticity and lap shear strength, and fast hardness development.
|Acidity, acid no||1.5|
|Color Max (Gardner)||2.0|
|Hydroxyl Number, mg NaOH/g sample, max||30|
|Viscosity, Brookfield RVT, 20 RPMs at 25°C, cps and mPa·s||730-930|
|Boiling Point (5 mm Hg,°C)||206|
|Boiling Point, extrapolated to 760 mm Hg, °C||322|
|Density, ASTM D1475, 25°C g/ml||1.15|
|Density, ASTM D1475, 25°C lbs/gal||9.63|
|Flash Point, ASTM D92, °C||232|
|Freeze Point, °C||<-20|
|Glass Point, by DSC, °C||50|
|Hydroxyl Number (mg NaOH/g)||25|
|Moisture Content, %||0.06|
|Solubility, in water, %||1.13|
|Solubility, water in %||0.08|
|Specific Gravity, 25/25°C||1.15|
|Surface Tension, ASTM D1331, 25°C, dynes/cm||33|
|Vapour Pressure, 25°C (extrapolated), mmHg||4.6 x 10^-6|
|Viscocity, Brookfield RVT, 20 RPMs at 25°C, cps and mPa.S||834|
|Viscosity, Kinematic, 25deg;C, cSt||722|
|VOC, ASTM D2369, %||1.1|
|FDA CFR Listings|
|21 CFR 175.105||Adhesives (PART 175 – INDIRECT FOOD ADDITIVES: ADHESIVES AND COMPONENTS OF COATINGS, Subpart B – Substances for Use Only as Components of Adhesives). VITROFLEX B may be used in applications covered by 175.105 provided a functional barrier separates the food from the adhesive as required by subsection (a)(2) of the regulation.|
|21 CFR 176.170||Components of paper and paperboard in contact with aqueous and fatty foods. VITROFLEX B is permitted by 176.170(b) provided that the final product (i.e., the food-contact surface of the paper or paperboard) complies with the extractives limitations prescribed in 176.170(c).|
|22 CFR 176.180||Components of paper and paperboard in contact with dry food|
Kalama VITROFLEX is a registered trademark of Emerald Kalama Chemical, LLC for its line of benzoate plasticizers. It is not associated with Viking Chemical, ARKEMA, or the VIKOFLEX product line.
Emerald does not warrant that these product(s) are suitable under applicable food additive / food contact regulations of any potential use. The responsibility for determining the overall compliance with applicable food additive / food contact laws and regulations is with the company manufacturing the final consumer product and/or the person placing the products described herein in contact with food. This information is provided in good faith and is believed accurate as of the date of this letter. No warranty is subsequently expressed or implied. Liability is expressly disclaimed.