This is mainly due to its versatility to obtain products with very high range of properties (from highly rigid, like pipes, to highly flexible like leatherette) and to the ratio performance/processability/cost, which makes it almost impossible to replace by other plastics. Currently, the PVC market is oriented to the building area, for the elaboration of profiles, piping, vinyl flooring and WPC decking, wire coating, blinds, etc. However, due to the European regulation REACH (nº 19097/2006 (CE), approved on December 18th 2006, and implemented from June 1st 2007), the use of some PVC additives has been limited, affecting the production of the final product as well as the possibility of recycling existing products.

To optimize PVC formulations and to get ahead new regulations, we offer solutions to PVC (and its additives) users and producers based on these guidelines:

  • Design of formulations for specific applications.
  • Selection of most suitable additive system, according to: final properties and applications, processing technology, applicable legislation.
  • Comparative studies of multiple additives behavior at lab scales (stabilizer, lubricants, processing aids, etc.) using a torque rheometer.
  • Lab scale and pilot plant scale trials using new additives to test its viability.
  • Weight reduction (density) by means of formulation modifications.
  • Study and optimization of processability of any PVC formulation.
  • Substitution of fillers and additives if necessary.