Plastisol Vinyl

Plastisol is a liquid form of vinyl that is cured by heat to form a solid end product. Plastisols are dispersions of PVC resin in plasticizers, and modified with other raw materials to yield the desired properties of the end user. Plastisols are considered 100% solids material.

Plastisols are very versatile, offering a multitude of application & processing possibilities. Properly cured (fused) plastisol can offer a wide variety of physical properties & attributes, all depending on the formulation.

Chemionics can custom design a plastisol formulation to provide many different properties. Some of these include:

  • Custom Colors (Spectrophotometer Matching)
  • Hardness / Flexibility (Shore A Durometer 10 – 98)
  • Viscosity Range of 100-1,000,000 cps
  • Surface Appearance (Glossy / Matte / Textured / Foams / Etc.)
  • Flame Retardancy
  • Low TemperaturePlastisol Vinyl
  • Flexibility
  • UV Resistance
  • Weatherability
  • Mildew Resistance
  • Electrical Resistance
  • Dielectric Strength
  • Abrasion Resistance
  • Chemical Resistance
  • FDA / NSF Compliance
  • RoHS & REACH Compliance
  • Military Specs ( # A-A-59464A )
  • Automotive Specs
  • Non-Phthalate

See our Plastisol Compounding Capabilities Brochure

Chemionics custom formulates plastisols for a wide variety of industrial & commercial applications & markets, including:

  • Medical
  • Automotive
  • Toy / Novelty
  • Recreation / Sports / Fishing
  • Textile/Fabric
  • Glove (Industrial / Medical)
  • Filtration
  • Construction
  • Military ( #A-A-59464A )
  • Agricultural
  • Sound Deadening
  • Metal Finishing
  • Industrial Belting
  • Manufactured Stone
  • Ceramic Tile


Plastisol foams are plastisols that are either chemically or mechanically blown to produce uniform cell structure. This type of plastisol typically has greater resiliency and is lighter in weight. Some applications include:

  • Air Filters
  • Anti-Fatigue Mats
  • Bottle Cap Sealants
  • Gaskets
  • Specialty Textiles
  • Hand Tools
  • Specialty Metal Coating
  • Dip Molded Grips

Non-Phthalate Plastisols:

To meet current market requirements on the use of phthalates, Chemionics announces the availability of a full range of non-phthalate plastisol formulations to mirror its current broad range of products. These are attractive to end-users who participate in the food, toy, medical & retail markets.

Please contact us for more information regarding non-phthalate plastisols!

Plastisol Related Products

The following products compliment the use plastisol compounds:


If good adhesion to metal substrates is required, the part should be coated with a primer prior to coating with plastisol. Chemionics has an excellent line of primers that have been used in the industry for over 40 years:

  • C-1445
    Clear / Solvent-Based 16% Solids
  • C-1452
    White / Solvent-Based 25% Solids
  • W-1900
    White / Water-Based 24% Solids

Plasticizer Dispersions:

Chemionics currently blends many different types of plasticizer dispersions. We have a multitude of plasticizers to choose from, all depending on the type of material being dispersed, and the gel temperature required. Some of the materials that are available as plasticizer dispersions are:

  • Nitrile Rubber

This dispersion is used as an additive to plastisol compounds to create “rubberized vinyl”. This dispersion, when added to plastisol, can enhance the durability of the end product, as well as increase tear, elongation, and compression rebound properties.

Other materials that can be dispersed in plasticizer:

  • Flame Retardants
  • Fumed Silica
  • Blowing Agents
  • UV Stabilizers
  • Resorcinol
  • Heat Stabilizers
  • Pigments
  • Calcium Carbonate
  • Adhesion Promoters

Custom dispersions are available, so please contact us with your requirements.

Air Dry Compounds:

Vinyl, solvent-based products which do not require heat to fuse. Two standard products are:

  • C-1300 Series Patch Compound
    – Used to repair/patch plastisol coatings
  • CT Series Dip Compound
    – Used to apply a thin protective coating to metal

Plastisol Putty:

A high viscosity putty product that requires heat to cure. This is a 100% solids product. Used for small repairs & patching of plastisol coatings. Can be custom color matched. Also available in a Mil-Spec #A-A-59464A compliant version!