Increase Demand Expands Dioctyl Maleate Market

Dioctyl maleate (DOM) is a maleic acid, which acts as a non-phthalate plasticizer, and is used in resins to provide flexibility and elasticity. These types of polymerizations with dioctyl maleate occur during the production of adhesives, emulsion paints, surfactants, textile coatings, and wetting agents. In particular, DOM is used as a chemical intermediate in the production of surfactant sodium dioctyl sulfosuccinate, which is a used as a wetting agent for detergent.