Bio-Based Primary Plasticizer for PVC Plastic

Period of Performance: 01/01/2004 - 12/31/2004


Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Chemical Business Development Consulting, Inc.
4491 Oak Chase Lane
Eagan, MN 55123
Principal Investigator


The market for plasticizers is as much as 5 billion pounds world wide basis, 2 billion USA alone. Epoxidized Soybean Oil (ESO) represents 0.5 billion of the world wide market of these plasticizers, 0.15 billion USA. Pthalates are under investigation for toxicity. ESO (epoxidized soybean oil)plasticizers can not be increased in current formulations as ESO exudes when at levels beyond 5-7%. Develop a simple modification to ESO that increases its compatibility in PVC formulations, such that it can be used in replacement of pthalates.