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Technical Data Sheet
Benzoflex™ 172 Plasticizer

  • Flexible PVC compounds
  • Formulation additives
  • Lubricants
  • Polyurethanes
  • Vinyl plastisols
Key Attributes
  • Good low temperature properties
  • Good plasticizing efficiency
  • Low viscosity

Product Description
Benzoflex™ 172 is an alkyl benzoate ester with low odor, low color, low viscosity and excellent compatibility with PVC. Benzoflex™ 172’s principal use is as viscosity reducer and plasticizer for PVC plastisols applications. It provides an excellent balance of plasticizer efficiency and viscosity reduction in these systems. It also has good low temperature properties as a raw material and as an additive. Benzoflex™ 172 may also be used in other applications that require a low viscosity, high solvating plasticizer. These include polyurethane and lubricating oil formulations.

Typical Properties

PropertyTest MethodTypical Value, Units
     @ 25°CASTM D 40528.512 lb/gal
Specific Gravity 
     @ 25°C/25°CASTM D 40521.023 g/cc
Viscosity, Brookfield 
     @ 25°C 5.5 cP (5.5 mPa·s)
Pour PointASTM D 97-69 °C
Flash Point 
     Setaflash Closed Cup 150 °C
Autoignition TemperatureE 659370 °C
Boiling Point @ 760 mm Hg 292 °C

Properties reported here are typical of average lots. Eastman makes no representation that the material in any particular shipment will conform exactly to the values given.

Eastman and its marketing affiliates shall not be responsible for the use of this information, or of any product, method, or apparatus mentioned, and you must make your own determination of its suitability and completeness for your own use, for the protection of the environment, and for the health and safety of your employees and purchasers of your products. No warranty is made of the merchantability of fitness of any product, and nothing herein waives any of the Seller's conditions of sale.

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