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Plasticiser

Similar term(s): plasticizer.

Definition:

A plasticiser is a substance which when added to a material, usually a plastic, produces a product which is flexible, resilient and easier to handle.

Source: Plasticisers Information Centre Frequently Asked Questions 

More:

Plasticisers are man-made organic chemicals, such as phthalates. They are major additives that determine the physical properties of polymer products. There are more than 300 different types of plasticisers.

Source: GreenFacts

Related words:

PVC - Phthalates - Polymer

Translation(s):

Español: Plastificante
Français: Plastifiant

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