Phthalate Di-butyl phthalate
2. How is DBP used?
There are currently 3 producers of
DBP in the European Union.
The estimated production in
the European Union was around 26 000
tonnes in 1998, over
two-thirds of which was used in the EU. Production has been
steadily decreasing during the 1990’s. Over 75% of DBP is used
as a plasticizer in
polymers such as
PVC, 14% is used in
adhesives, 7% in printing inks and 3% in other miscellaneous
uses, including sealants
and grouting agents used in construction as well as consumer
products such as cosmetics.
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