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Propionaldehyde is used as raw material for the production of synthetic perfumes, e.g. lily and lilac scents.

Undecanal and isononanol are used for the production of other scents. These are used in dosages of 0.1% - 2% for the composition of perfumes to scent various consumer goods such as shampoos, shower gels, detergents, etc.

In the car, OXEA is everywhere- 7.5 kg OXEA products on average.

Neopentyl glycol (NPG) is part of the powder coating for aluminum rims. It serves to protect the rim against environmental influences and small scratches.

In tires, di-n-butylamine serves as a raw material for the production of vulcanization accelerators. Vulcanization is a process in which rubber is rendered more resistant.

Isononanoic acid and 2-ethylhexanoic acid are used as raw materials in lubricants.

OXSOFT 3G8 is a special ester, which is used as a phthalate-free plasticizer in PVB films for composite safety glass.

OXSOFT TOTM is used as a component in cable insulation in order to keep it stable even at high temperatures.

Propionaldehyde is used as a chain regulating reagent for the production of LDPE (Low Density Polyethylene), from which bags and other plastic products are made.

Propylacetates and butylacetates are solvents with excellent solubility. They enable the production of paints with excellent printing properties and gloss for printing inks on food packaging.

2-Ethylhexylamine is an additive for the preparation of surfactants. These reduce the surface tension of the water, thus allowing dirt to be removed from laundry items.

Propanol and butanol are added to window cleaners, stain removers and dishwashing detergents to dissolve greasy residues without attacking the surfaces.

In CFC-free refrigerators, carboxylic acids are used as additives for lubricants in the cooling compressor. These contribute to the temperature stability and the required flow properties of the lubricants. Used for all types of CFC-free compressors in cooling systems and air-conditioning systems.

Food films are produced with so-called plasticizers. OXEA has phthalate-free plasticizers like OXSOFT DOA in its product portfolio.

Butyl acetate serves as a thinner and substrate in nail polish. TCD Alcohol DM is a building block in the synthesis of specialized polyesters that help with flow properties and film formation and thus insure even drying.

Valeric acid, heptanoic acid and isononanoic acid are carboxylic acids used in the production of esters contained in lubricants that are used in air plane turbines and other machinery. Optimal flow and temperature properties can be obtained with the right combination of esters.

Alkaline salts from 2-Ethylhexane acid and nonanoic acid are used as ingredients in cooling systems. They help to reduce corrosion and at the same time sink the freezing point of cooling liquids.

2-Ethylhexanoic acid is used to produce catalyzers and trimethylolpropane (TMP) is a raw material in the production of monomers; both are important ingredients in polyurethane. Polyurethanes are permanently elastic soft foams found in footballs and sports shoe soles, among many other things.

Relax in the sun, but with protection: 2-Ethylhexanol is used in the UV filters in sunscreen.

OXFILM 351, a VOC-free coalescent agent, speeds up the drying time of wall paint without releasing components into the air. The paint is odorless and safe. OXFILM 351 is also present in varnishes and coatings.

After the housework is finished, hands are happy to get some extra moisture. Isononyl isononanoate is contained in many hand creams, and is a supple and skin-protecting ingredient. 1,3-butylene glycol prevents the cream from drying out and ensures an excellent storage of moisture on the skin.

Mono isopropyl amine (MIPA) and pelargonic acid are important ingredients in herbicides. For example, they are critical in products to control weeds in the garden or in agriculture in general. 

OXSOFT DOA is used in cable insulation and insures that cords – for example the extension cords in electrical garden tools – remain flexible.

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Watching a movie helps you relax after a busy day. TCD alcohol DM is used in the production of DVDs and BluRay discs to make them stronger.