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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By adding Palatinol DOTP to our current range of plasticizers in North America, BASF will be better positioned to meet our customers current and future needs, said Heidi Alderman, Senior Vice President, Petrochemicals North America.
The first plasticizer shown in the table is DOS (dioctyl sebacate).
3]/min) by raising the temperature from 30 to 900[degrees]C at a rate of 10[degrees]C/min, to determine the mass loss of the plasticizer constituent as a function of temperature.
Edenol 9058 (DOZ) monomeric plasticizer used in applications such as film and decals offers superior low-temperature properties as well as permancnce and weatherability.
You can use this basic knowledge about the effects of water and plasticizers on the physical and mechanical properties of starch-based edible films when developing these films for food applications.
Moreover, the relative hardener to epoxy ratio or the nature and amount of plasticizer used may also affect the reactivity of the formulation of the final crosslinked polymer that will act as binder in the primer.
Toxic potential of the plasticizer di(2ethylhexyl) phthalate in the context of its disposition and metabolism in primates and man.
Due to negative publicity about phthalates, plastic wrap manufacturers are now using a new class of plasticizers called adipates, says Ted Schettler, science director of the Science and Environmental Health Network.
Polyvinyl-chloride (PVC) formulations using Hexamoll [R] DINCH can be processed easily on standard machines, and switching to this new plasticizer does not alter the properties of the final product.
Sekisui Chemical had an 18% market share in the last business year to March 2001 for plasticizers, used as softening agents in vinyl chloride resin production.
The plasticizer database is divided into five general sections: General information, Physical properties, Health & safety, Ecological properties, and Use & performance.
The report also defines the driving and restraining factors for the bio plasticizer market with the analysis of trends, opportunities, and burning issues, winning imperatives, strategic benchmarking and challenges.