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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. More...

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