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Any of various substances added to plastics or other materials to make or keep them soft or pliable.


(ˈplæstɪˌsaɪzə) or


any of a number of substances added to materials in order to modify their physical properties. Their uses include softening and improving the flexibility of plastics and preventing dried paint coatings from becoming too brittle


(ˈplæs təˌsaɪ zər)

1. any of a group of substances that are used in plastics or other materials to impart viscosity, flexibility, softness, or other properties to the finished product.
2. an admixture for making mortar or concrete workable with little water.


A substance added to polymers and other materials to increase their flexibility.
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Noun1.plasticizer - a substance added to plastics or other materials to make them more pliable
softener - a substance added to another to make it less hard
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Representatives from the entire flexible PVC value chain met recently at the Plasticisers Conference 2014 to discuss the latest developments in the sector.
They are pre-coloured with plasticisers added to the cellulose powder, together with dyes to create the colours, before the sheets are formed; it is possible to obtain various patterns within the sheet.
The increasing demand for phthalate-free plasticisers re-affirms the strategic vision of Oxea and the necessity of continuous investments and initiatives that we have embarked upon to address the industry's changing requirements".
The manufacturing expansion at AEP will add innovative specialty chemical and fertiliser solutions to support the robust growth of the company's global footprint in the production of phthalate-free plasticisers and complement our strategic expansion plans into the petrochemicals sector," said Mulham Al Jarf, OOC deputy chief executive officer and chairman of Oxea.
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Scientists have been researching plasticisers that prolong the periods of the slump of a concrete mixture (Makishaeva 2006).