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WHAT ARE PLASTICISERS?

Plasticisers (US: plasticizers) are colourless and odourless liquids used primarily to soften plastic. Over 85% of all plasticisers consumed in Europe are employed in durable flexible PVC applications, largely for the construction, automotive and wire & cable sectors. Some plasticisers are used in non-PVC applications such as coatings, rubber products, adhesives and sealants.

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18 June 2020

Call for papers – Winning paper announcement

Hands on vinyl: students of today experts of tomorrow European Plasticisers is committed to science and is constantly engaged to foster a sound scientific debate around plasticisers. To encourage...

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04 June 2020

VinylPlus®: Steering the PVC Industry Towards the Circular Economy

VinylPlus, the Voluntary Commitment to sustainable development of the European PVC industry, recycled 771,313 tonnes of PVC in 2019 - more than 96% of the programme’s 2020 target. The PVC industry i...

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13 May 2020

European Plasticisers contributed to the update of the Ullmann’s Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry

The Enzyklopädie der Technischen Chemie, also known as the Ullmann Encyclopedia, is the undisputed reference in industrial chemistry. Generations of chemists have relied on Ullmann's as their pri...

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