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PLASTICISERS & FLEXIBLE PVC

People have been using plasticisers to make things soft and flexible for thousands of years. Water has been used to soften clay since the early evolution of man and oils are known to have been used centuries ago to plasticise pitch for waterproofing boats.

Modern plasticisers are similar and different at the same time. They are colourless and odourless organic liquids which cannot be simply treated as additives like pigments or fillers as they constitute a wide range of chemistries and molecules bringing high performance countless applications in a safe and sustainable manner.

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Plasticisers are safe

There are lots of different plasticisers with very different composition, effects, applications and legal requirements. In Europe, they are all strictly regulated under REACH.

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Plasticisers are high performing

Over 90% of all plasticisers produced in Europe are used in PVC applications such as electrical cables, luggage, sports equipment, footwear,  flooring, and automotive applications to name a few

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Plasticisers are sustainable 

Flexible PVC applications possess inherent sustainability-related characteristics both due to their performance and their versatility to be transformed into affordable applications

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About Plasticisers

Plasticisers are chemical substances essential to soften PVC, also known as vinyl, and make flexible and durable goods such as floors, cables and wall coverings. They include a large and diverse number of substances with very different properties, uses, classification and legal requirements.

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