DOA – (Dioctyl Adipate)
Dioctyl Adipate (DOA) is a colorless, odorless, transparent oily liquid that is mostly used as a PVC plasticizer. DOA is compatible with a wide variety of materials such as nitrocellulose, ethyl cellulose, most synthetic rubbers, cellulose acetate butyrate, PVC, chloroethylene polymer and cellulose nitrate. DOA can be used alone or with other plasticizers such as Dioctyl Phthalate (DOP) and Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP), cold resistant agricultural plastic film, freezer food, packaging film, cable, electrical wire, and more.
DOA can also be used as a Group V Synthetic base oil, especially in applications where low temperature performance is required, and can be mixed with Group III and Group IV base oils to improve its properties.
This combination can be used on cold resistant agricultural plastic film, freezer food, packaging film, cable, electrical wire, imitation paper, planet and outer water pipe. It provides good low temperature flexibility, good heat stability, weatherability properties, high plasticizing efficiency and good electrical properties, making it particularly suitable for use in flexible coatings and PVC colorants.
DOA can be used in food contact applications such as food packaging films and sealants as well as to disperse pigments in paint. DOA can be found in many commercial products such as shoes, slippers, synthetic leather, door mats, and more.