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).
m] shift towards a lower temperature with an increase of plasticizer
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.
In turn, the device designers and OEMs will likely find that switching to a non-phthalate plasticizer
can be easy.
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
The effect of plasticizers
on elasticity was the greatest for glycerol and the least for sorbitol.
, corrosion testing, differential scanning calorimetry, electrochemical impedance spectroscopy, corrosion, corrosion protection, epoxy resins, cure, reaction kinetics, adhesion, iron, cast iron, steel
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
The company points to a Harvard research study that shows the plasticizer
used--acetyl tributyl citrate (ATBC)--does not cause any health problems.