​​​Eastman 168 Non-Phthalate Plasticizer

Transforming plasticizers for 40 years

In 1975, Eastman introduced Eastman 168™ non-phthalate plasticizer. Today, it’s the market leader that formulators have come to request by name.

Eastman 168 is the preferred non-phthalate plasticizer for PVC, with performance equal to or better than most ortho-phthalate plasticizers. It offers good performance properties, optimal low-temperature flexibility, resistance to extraction by soapy water, and exceptional nonmigration properties. In plastisols, Eastman 168 results in low initial viscosity and excellent maintained viscosity.

For highly sensitive applications, Eastman 168™ SG non-phthalate plasticizer is an enhanced grade of the industry-leading Eastman 168 non-phthalate plasticizer. Eastman 168 SG is a high-purity product offering the most stringent quality assurance protocols, and customers also gain access to proprietary ISO 10993 and USP Class VI test data.

40 years of trust

With four decades of market leadership, Eastman 168 has earned its reputation as a trusted alternative to ortho-phthalates. Thanks to extensive testing and continued investment in the industry, Eastman customers gain peace of mind with the regulatory acceptance that Eastman 168 and Eastman 168 SG have received from entities around the world, including the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and the European Food Safety Authority. Additionally, customers receive unrivaled technical support, making the switch to non-phthalate an easy replacement for traditional plasticizers.

Expert knowledge, unmatched technical service, and dedication to the plasticizer industry have made Eastman the leading global supplier of di-2-ethylhexyl terephthalate (DEHT). And as the need for non-phthalate plasticizers continues to grow, Eastman 168 will be there to meet that demand for years to come.

Eastman 168™ non-phthalate plasticizer - Product Overview
Eastman 168 SG™ non-phthalate plasticizer - Product Overview

Download a brochure

Efficiency Meets Fast Fusing

Eastman 168™ SG medical

Eastman 168™ SG Non-Phthalate Plasticizer - Frequently Asked Questions

Transforming Plasticizers
for 40 Years

L-239 EASTMAN 168 Non-phthalate Plasticizer - Where Safety and Innovation Come Together
L-251 EASTMAN 168 SG Non-Phthalate Plasticizer - A Sensitive Grade for Demanding Markets
PZ-128 EASTMAN 168 non-phthalate plasticizer for vinyl plastisols and vinyl compounds​​

© 2024 Eastman Chemical Company or its subsidiaries. All rights reserved.
As used herein, ® denotes registered trademark status in the U.S. only.