What are plasticizers?by Nagehan Karaman
What are plasticizers?
Plasticizers are a substance (typically a solvent) added to a synthetic resins to produce or promote plasticity and ﬂexibility and to reduce brittleness.
DOA is generally used for its low temperature characteristics. It is highly compatible with PVC, rubber and nitro cellulose. It is generally used for food contact applications for health concerns. DOA is chemically stable and resistant to discoloration on extended exposure to heat. It can also be used in plastisols for its good solvating properties.
CAS No : 103-23-1
EC No : 203-090-1
DOTP is highly compatible with PVC polymers and has good processing characteristics. It can be used as a proper substitute to ortho-phthalate plasticizers. DOTP is used as a primary plasticizer where higher strength to tensile and ease of use is needed. Since it has low volatility and low migration characteristics, it can be used as general purpose plasticizer in most of PVC and rubber applications.
CAS No : 6422-86-2
EC No : 229-176-9
TOTM is a primary plasticizer for PVC. Due to its low volatility and low migration characteristics, it is generally used when extreme low volatility and high temperature is needed, such as high temperature resistant cables and sanitary applications. TOTM is preferred for its ease of use and good end product characteristics.
CAS No : 3319-31-1
EC No : 222-020-0
TBC is a very good plasticizer for PVC and cellulosic derivatives. TBC improves light stability and it has good solvating properties for rubber and PVC. Since it has good low temperature properties and also is a non-toxic plasticizer, it can be used in food contact applications.
CAS No : 77-94-1
EC No : 201-071-2
LBmoll A is used as a plasticizer for PVC and NBR. It is highly compatible with PVC, PVAC, NBR, SBR, CR, EVM and EPM. It has excellent low temperature properties. In plastisol applications it can be used to reduce the viscosity. LBmoll A can be used in artiﬁcial leather and hot melt applications in order to plasticise the ﬁnal product. It is preferred for it’s good solvating and low temperature properties.
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Plasticizers are relatively non-volatile organic substances (mainly liquids). When incorporated into a plastic or elastomer, they help improve the polymers:
- Extensibility and,
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