Additives

Plasticizer Alcohols

C8 through C10 normal alpha olefins are used to produce primary C9 through C11 plasticizer alcohols via hydroformylation or oxo chemistries. The phthalate plasticizers produced from these alcohols gave superior properties to those made from 2-ethyl 1-hexanol. The same chemistry is used to produce C13 to C15 synthetic detergent alcohols from C12 and C14 normal alpha olefins.

Alkenyl Succinic Anhydrides

Alkenyl succinic anhydrides (ASAs) are prepared by heating normal alpha olefins and maleic anhydride to approximately 200°C. Some ASAs are used as dispersants in lube oils and automatic transmission fluids, and as pour-point depressants in lube and crude oils. Others are converted to acid amides, half esters, and diesters. One of the largest applications for ASA is as the paper sizing agent in alkaline media. For this use, normal alpha olefins C16 or C18 are isomerized to a thermodynamic distribution of internal olefins, which are then reacted with maleic anhydride to produce the desired liquid ASA.

Polyvinylchloride Lubricants & Stabilizers

Heat and pressure are applied during the extrusion of polyvinylchloride (PVC) as it moves through the die. Lubricants (waxes) are compounded into the PVC to ensure proper lubrication in the extruder and to control fusion of the PVC compound. Normal alpha olefin C30+ is the preferred lubricant for this application.

During the extrusion process, PVC often begins to decompose. Various materials are used to retard this degradation, including dibutyl or dioctyl tin oxides and/or dioctyl tin mercaptides. These compounds are made using tin (IV) chloride and the corresponding aluminum alkyls, which in turn are derived from normal alpha olefins. The mercaptans used to make the tin mercaptides are usually made from normal alpha olefins.

ASA
Products Documents Applications
AlphaPlus® 1-Dodecene Detergent Alcohols, Plasticizer Alcohols, Polyalphaolefins, Alkyl Aromatics, ADMA, ASA, Epoxides, Mercaptans, Di-/Poly- Halides, Alkyl Silanes, Personal Care, Flavors & Fragrances
AlphaPlus® 1-Hexadecene Maleic Anhydride Copolymers, AOS, Alkyl Aromatics, ADMA, ASA, Lube Oil Additives, Epoxides, Metal Working Fluids, Di-/Poly- Halides, Alkyl Silanes, Personal Care, Flavors & Fragrances, Functional Fluids
AlphaPlus® 1-Octadecene Maleic Anhydride Copolymers, AOS, Alkyl Aromatics, ADMA, ASA, Lube Oil Additives, Epoxides, Metal Working Fluids, Di-/Poly- Halides, Alkyl Silanes, Personal Care, Flavors & Fragrances, Functional Fluids
AlphaPlus® 1-Octene Polyethylene Comonomers, Detergent Alcohols, Polyalphaolefins, Alkyl Aromatics, Polyol Esters, ASA, Mercaptans, Epoxides, Alkyl Silanes, Personal Care, Flavors & Fragrances
AlphaPlus® 1-Tetradecene Maleic Anhydride Copolymers, AOS, Alkyl Aromatics, ADMA, Detergent Alcohols, ASA, Epoxides, Metal Working Fluids, Di-/Poly- Halides, Alkyl Silanes, Personal Care, Flavors & Fragrances, Functional Fluids
AlphaPlus® C16 IS Drilling Fluids, ASA
AlphaPlus® C16/18/20-24 ISB 58.5: 31.5: 10 ASA, Drilling Fluids
AlphaPlus® C16-18 ISA 65:35 Drilling Fluids, ASA
AlphaPlus® C18 IS Drilling Fluids, ASA
AlphaPlus® C30+HA Personal Care, PVC Lubricants, ASA, Alkyl Silanes
Plasticizer Alcohols
Products Documents Applications
AlphaPlus® 1-Decene Detergent Alcohols, Polyalphaolefins, Alkyl Aromatics, Plasticizer Alcohols, Epoxides, Di-/Poly- Halides, Personal Care, Flavors & Fragrances
AlphaPlus® 1-Dodecene Detergent Alcohols, Plasticizer Alcohols, Polyalphaolefins, Alkyl Aromatics, ADMA, ASA, Epoxides, Mercaptans, Di-/Poly- Halides, Alkyl Silanes, Personal Care, Flavors & Fragrances
AlphaPlus® 1-Hexene Polyethylene Comonomers, Homo-/Co- Polymers, Alkyl Aromatics, Polyol Esters, Plasticizer Alcohols, Epoxides, Alkyl Silanes, Metal Alkyls, Flavors & Fragrances
PVC Lubricants
Products Documents Applications
AlphaPlus® C30+ PVC Lubricants, Candles, Alkyl Silanes, Personal Care
AlphaPlus® C30+HA Personal Care, PVC Lubricants, ASA, Alkyl Silanes