Chlorinated Paraffin

One application for chlorinated paraffins is as a plasticizer, generally in conjunction with primary plasticizers such as DOP, DINP etc in flexible PVC.

The use of chlorinated paraffins in PVC imparts a number of technical benefits, of which the most significant is the enhancement of flame retardant properties this is particularly of benefit in PVC flooring and cables. 

Chlorinated paraffins are also used as plasticizers in paint, sealants and adhesives where the main advantages over alternatives are their inertness and the enhancement of flame retardant properties.

Higher chorine content grades are used as flame retardants in a wide range of rubbers and polymers systems, where they are often used in preference to potentially more toxic phosphate and brominebased additives.