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Oxea Launches Oxsoft L9TM Plasticizer as C8/C10 Trimellitate Replacement

By Business Wire News   


Oxea expands its phthalate-free plasticizer portfolio with the introduction of Oxsoft L9TM (linear trinonyltrimellitate). Oxsoft L9TM is ideally suited for special applications where products must meet the most rigid demands, such as the manufacture of resilient and durable high temperature automotive cables that comply with the most severe requirements in this industry. Oxsoft L9TM directly replaces conventional C8/C10 trimellitates and is available in industrial quantities.

“In modern automobiles, stringent demands are placed on internal cables. C8/C10 trimellitates are predominantly used in this application area, but the supply situation for the natural C8/C10 alcohols from which they are derived is very difficult. This results in continuously increasing prices and unreliable availability for the corresponding plasticizer. Oxsoft L9TM is a direct replacement for C8/C10 trimellitates: Produced on purpose, Oxea not only offers the linear C9 alcohol (n-Nonanol), but also the linear C9 trimellitate in order to fulfill market demand and ensure supply reliability,” says Jacco de Haas, Commercial Business Director Specialty Esters at Oxea.

Oxsoft L9TM shows excellent resistance to high temperatures, excellent cold temperature flexibility and great resistance to migration while having good plasticizing efficiency and processability. Other application areas include non-fogging automotive interior, special sheets, profiles and gaskets and base stock for lubricating oils. More information about the Oxsoft range of phthalate-free plasticizers is available at

About Oxea

Oxea is a global manufacturer of oxo intermediates and oxo derivatives, such as alcohols, polyols, carboxylic acids, specialty esters, and amines. These products are used for the production of high-quality coatings, lubricants, cosmetics and pharmaceutical products, flavorings and fragrances, printing inks and plastics. Oxea employs more than 1,400 people worldwide. Oxea is owned by Oman Oil Company S.A.O.C. For more information about Oxea, visit

About Oman Oil Company

Oman Oil Company S.A.O.C. (OOC) is a commercial company wholly owned by the Government of Oman. It was established in 1996 to pursue investment opportunities in the wider energy sector both inside and outside Oman. The Company plays an important role in the Sultanate’s efforts to diversify the economy and to promote domestic and foreign investments.

Jacco de Haas
Commercial Business Director Specialty Esters
Phone: +49 (0)208 693 3181
fax: +49 (0)208 693-2050


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