By far the biggest use of organotin stabilizers is in PVC stabilization. Unlike in North America, where they are used in rigid applications, the main use in Europe is for rigid and transparent applications.
In addition to maintaining high transparency, these types of stabilizers provide superior initial coloration and color retention.
Due to their fast and complete stabilization mechanism, these materials are suitable for opaque applications and particularly when light colors are required or when process requirements are demanding.
This stabilization system provides very high processability and high yields.
These stabilization systems are food approved and suitable for use in food contact applications and some tin stabilizers are approved for use in rigid medical applications.