Phthalates plasticizers
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About phtalates plasticizers

Phthalates are a large class of organic molecules of the family of plasticizers, agents that intercalate in the chemical structure of macromolecules such as PVC which give the material the typical properties of the plastic substances. Some examples of characteristics dependent on the presence and quantity of phthalates into the plastic polymers are the degree of flexibility of the polymer, the resilience and the ability to migrate. From a chemical point of view, phthalate plasticizers come from an esterification reaction between phthalic anhydride and an alcohol with specific characteristics.

Phtalates plasticizers : characteristics and points of strenght

Phthalates are the most used molecules in many sectors of industrial production. Although their molecular structure is able to intercalate in the structure of many different polymers, plasticizers phthalates find their main use in combination to PVC, one of the most used plastic polymers in various sectors worldwide. Their main characteristics are represented by high efficiency, an extreme versatility and ease of manipulation, in particular in the gelation processes.

The application fields of the phthalates plasticizers

Although the phthalates belong to a large family of molecular organic compounds, some molecules are used more than others. Among them, we remember DEHP, DINP, DIDP, DUP, and all the linear phthalates (ideal for providing high flexibility even at low temperatures). Thanks to their versatility and unique chemical properties, phthalates are considered as universal plasticizers in most industrial sectors. We find them in the construction industry (for example for both internal coatings and external coatings of surfaces, including floors), in the automotive industry (internal coating), in the electrical industry (production of high resistance cables, both at low and high temperatures) and in the manufacture of materials for the construction industry (pipes, cables, etc).