A plasticiser is a colourless and odourless substance (liquid) which when added to a material, usually various plastics, makes it flexible, soften, resilient and easier to handle. However, they are in fact, major functional substances that transform the physical properties of PVC and other polymers creating a whole new world of flexible and durable finished articles for high performing applications.
Polyblend accommodates at its site a substantial stock tank holding which enables us to carry large stocks of both general-purpose and speciality plasticisers. Our in-house repack line give us the capability of supplying smaller quantities, whether it be in an IBC or a drum package.
PolyBlend has established long-standing partnerships and strong relationships with its suppliers, we have the total capability to offer the best possible solution for you. We always ensure our supply of plasticiser products meet the highest standards in quality, safety, and service.
Our general purpose plasticisers which allow for good processing efficiency include:
Whilst our Phthalate-free range and high-performance grades which give enhanced performance for high and low temperature performance include:
- Phosphates – Santicizer range
- Adipates – DINA and DOA
All the above grades are generally from stock and only reflect a small selection of what we can supply.
Contact our team today on 0151 495 4400 to further discuss the most suitable Plasticiser for your application.
PVC Plasticiser FAQs
What is a plasticiser in PVC?
Plasticisers are used to convert PVC, which is naturally and incredibly rigid material, into something softer and more flexible, thereby dramatically increasing its range of potential applications.
How does a plasticiser work?
Without plasticiser, the molecules making up PVC sit on top of each other in an incredubly rigid fashion. Plasticisers act as a lubricant for these molecules, allowing for increased flexibility in the product.
What is the main plasticiser used to soften PVC?
There are two main plasticisers used to soften PVC in the UK: Dioctyl terephthalate (DOTP) and Diisononyl phthalate (DINP)
What is a plasticiser used for?
Plasticisers are used to convert otherwise rigid PVC into a more flexible material – broadening its potential range of applications.