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Plasticisers for the future

4 August 2023

Plasticisers for the future


With traditional plasticisers facing pressure over potential health and environmental concerns, alternatives continue to emerge for these essential additives for the flexible PVC industry. The latest developments include phthalate-alternative products — both bio-based and high molecular weight types — with many producers focusing on application-specific products that offer benefits ranging from improved toxicological profiles and reduced environmental impact, while simultaneously enhancing performance characteristics such as heat stability, mechanical properties, migration-resistance or efficiency.

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