ChemFlexx DOA

The Chemical Company’s (TCC) ChemFlexx DOA (Di-2-ethylhexyl adipate or DOA) is a plasticizer with a wide range of applications.

ChemFlexx DOA is flexible at low temperatures, features good electrical properties as well as resistance to weathering and stability to heat. The light colored, oily liquid is used to manufacture clear films for food packaging applications. Additionally, the product is compatible with nitrocellulose, ethyl cellulose, most synthetic rubbers, and cellulose acetate butyrate. Short chain esters are used as high-boiling, biodegradable, low-toxicity solvents and antiperspirants. Long chain esters of adipic acid are used as lubricants for the functions of stability, superior lubricity, corrosion protection, biodegradability, and excellent performance at both high and low temperatures. Adipic acid esters are used as low-temperature-resistant and low-viscosity plasticizers for polymers and cellulose esters.


ChemFlexx DOA is used in the manufacturing of clear films for food packaging, children’s toys, wire and cable. Additionally, it is compatible with nitrocellulose, ethylcellulose, most synthetic rubbers, and high-butyryl cellulose acetate butyrate. As a short chain ester, it is incorporated in the production of high-boiling, biodegradable, low-toxicity solvents and antiperspirants.

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ChemFlexx DOA is The Chemical Company (TCC) brand for Dioctyl adipate (DOA) plasticizer. DOA is an ester of 2-ethylhexanol and adipic acid. It is a low-toxicity, biodegradable, light colored, oily liquid generally used as a plasticizer for PVC. The compound is sometimes blended with other plasticizers such as DOP and DOTP.

ChemFlexx DOA features flexibility at low temperatures, good electrical properties, resistance to weathering, and good stability to heat. The product is used to manufacture clear food packaging films, children’s toys, wire and cable.

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