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Faux leather and fabric coatings  

Jayflex™ plasticizers and Vistamaxx™ performance polymers are used to make faux leather – an alternative to leather in consumer goods. Jayflex plasticizers are also used in fabric coatings.


Applications and benefits

Vistamaxx performance polymers from ExxonMobil Chemical are being used to produce a new, more leather-like feel than either PVC- or PU-based synthetic leathers.

Benefits include:

  • More leather-like feel than PVC
  • 40 percent lighter than PVC
  • More durable than PU
  • 20 percent lighter than PU
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Product solutions

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    Vistamaxx™ performance polymers

    Discover new possibilities for improving compounding, films and hygiene applications using this polyolefin-based plastic with elastic properties.

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  • Adipate Plasticizer in wire during the winter

    Adipate plasticizers

    Jayflex™ adipate plasticizers can be used as a primary plasticizer but, more typically, are used in blends with general-purpose phthalates to improve low temperature properties.

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    DIDP plasticizer

    Jayflex™ DIDP plasticizer is one of the largest-volume general-purpose high-molecular-weight plasticizers for the wire and cable industry.

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    DINP plasticizer

    Jayflex™ DINP plasticizer is the largest-volume and preferred general-purpose high-molecular-weight plasticizer for PVC, providing the opportunity for cost savings with a good balance of properties.

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    DIUP plasticizer

    Jayflex™ DIUP plasticizer is a high-molecular-weight plasticizer designed to provide good performance at high temperatures and good outdoor-weathering capabilities.

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  • Cable Autoradio chords using DTDP plasticizer

    DTDP plasticizer

    Jayflex™ DTDP plasticizer is the highest-molecular-weight phthalate plasticizer, providing greater performance at high temperatures. It is the preferred plasticizer for automotive cable applications and THHN/NMB electrical wire insulation.

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    Linear plasticizers

    Jayflex™ linear plasticizers are used to prepare a series of premium flexible PVC products, where the performance requirements cannot be met with branched plasticizers.

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    Trimellitate plasticizers

    Jayflex™ trimellitate plasticizers are used in wire and cable applications that require resistance to very high temperatures over long durations, and in automobile interiors.

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Featured resources

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    Vistamaxx™ performance polymers inspire innovation of new, more sustainable faux leather

    Case study detailing how Vistamaxx performance polymers enabled manufacturer to develop an alternative solution to PVC-based materials.

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