A plasticizer is a substance which, when added to a materials (another yields), makes it softer, more flexible and resilient, as well as easier to handle for greater utilities. The most common plasticizer used is di-2-ethyl hexyl phthalate (DEHP), sometimes also referred to as DOP.
di-2-ethyl hexyl phthalate (DOP)
Due to its excellent plasticizer compatibility characteristics, polyvinylchloride (PVC) is the most widely used plasticized polymer in the market . PVC is used to make a diverse range of cost effective products with various levels of technical performance and is suited to a wide range of applications.
Market Applications & Industries
Plasticizers are mainly applied in PVC products used everyday. Uses include almost everything, such as electrical cables, wires, packaging, furniture upholstery, stationery, vinyl flooring, gloves, footwear and toys. Plasticisers are also used in other non-PVC applications such as paints, rubber products, adhesives and floor coverings.
||Mainly used in PVC industries for:
film & sheets for automotives and household flooring;
wire and cable;
PVC packaging sheets.