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plasticizer

[′plas·tə‚sīz·ər]
(materials)
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Plasticizer

Admixture to mortar or concrete to increase its workability.
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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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Table 3 shows that [T.sub.cc] and [T.sub.m] shift towards a lower temperature with an increase of plasticizer content.
Device designers who proactively switch to a non-phthalate plasticizer for medical tubing applications will no longer have to worry about quickly adapting if (more likely, when) regulatory requirements mandate use of non-phthalate plasticizers in medical products.
The EPA's DfE Alternatives to Certain Phthalates Partnership project and the Green Chemistry and Commerce Council's plasticizer evaluation using the GreenScreen protocol are providing independent assessments, too.
The buildup of plasticizer on the surface of the wheel produces an oily feel.
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The plasticizer diethylhexyl phthalate induces malformations by decreasing fetal testosterone synthesis during sexual differentiation in the male rat.
While all have some flexibility, films made from polyvinyl chloride (PVC) contain "plasticizers," making them especially stretchy and clingy.
Modified vegetable oils are used as plasticizers to improve thermal stability negates this shortcoming.
Plasticizer is used in the formation of plastics, making the material soft and workable.
Oxea said it aims to annually produce 60,000 metric tons of dioctyl terephthalate (DOTP), a general purpose non-ortho-phthalate plasticizer, in Europe by the second half of 2019.
The NBR acts as a high molecular weight plasticizer to replace the normal monomeric plasticizer used in PVC compounds.