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Plasticisers

two little boys are playing with plastic toys on the floor

Plasticisers are substances which are added to brittle materials to make them soft, ductile, or extendible, so that they can be worked more easily or acquire particular characteristics of use. They can be found in large quantities in plastics, varnishes, coating agents, sealing compounds, industrial and natural rubber articles, and adhesives. The finishing of textiles also sees the use of flexibil... read more

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