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Low molecular weight phthalates are those with three to six carbon atoms in their backbone. Their use in Europe has been limited to certain specialised applications.
Low phthalates include: DEHP, DBP, DIBP, BBP
High molecular weight phthalates are those with seven or more carbon atoms in their backbone. They are safely used in numerous everyday and industrial applications.
High phthalates include: DINP, DIDP, DPHP, DIUP, DTDP
Specialty plasticisers are those used to give PVC very special and essential physical properties such as the ability to cope with low temperatures, increased flexibility or fire resistance.
Specialty plasticisers include adipates, citrates, benzoates and trimellitates
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