Plasticizer


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plasticizer

[′plas·tə‚sīz·ər]
(materials)

Plasticizer

Admixture to mortar or concrete to increase its workability.

plasticizer

An admixture used with concrete or mortar mix to make it workable with relatively little water.

plasticizer

1. An additive that increases plasticity of a cement paste, mortar, or concrete mixture.
2. An additive in a paint formulation to soften the film, thus giving it better flexibility, chip resistance, and formability.
3. A chemical agent added to a plastic composition to improve its flow and processability and to reduce brittleness.
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The latest generation of non-phthalate plasticizers is not only safe but some of them can and do outperform their phthalate rivals.
Manufacturers use plasticizers to soften and increase the flexibility of rigid PVC (polyvinylchloride).
The report also presents a competitive landscape covering different strategies and developments, such as mergers & acquisitions, expansions, and agreements undertaken by the leading DOP plasticizer companies in the past few years.
When developing sensitive applications, designers need easy access to reliable data and test results about the plasticizer options that could be used in the materials they are considering.
For example, PVC car tops, shower curtains, and upholstery, lose their flexibility as the plasticizer evaporates molecules.
The effect of plasticizers on elasticity was the greatest for glycerol and the least for sorbitol.
Keywords: Plasticizer, corrosion testing, differential scanning calorimetry, electrochemical impedance spectroscopy, corrosion, corrosion protection, epoxy resins, cure, reaction kinetics, adhesion, iron, cast iron, steel
The plasticizer diethylhexyl phthalate induces malformations by decreasing fetal testosterone synthesis during sexual differentiation in the male rat.
Generally, the more flexible the product, the more plasticizers it contains.
The company points to a Harvard research study that shows the plasticizer used--acetyl tributyl citrate (ATBC)--does not cause any health problems.