Definition of plasticizer in English:

plasticizer

noun

  • A substance (typically a solvent) added to a synthetic resin to produce or promote plasticity and flexibility and to reduce brittleness.

    • ‘Because PVC is very brittle, plasticizers are added for flexibility and softness.’
    • ‘Those compounds include human and veterinary drugs (including antibiotics), natural and synthetic hormones, detergents, plasticizers, insecticides and fire retardants.’
    • ‘Particulate fillers like talc or ground calcium carbonate generally increase stiffness, while plasticizers enhance flexibility.’
    • ‘Some household cleaners and solvents remove plasticizers from vinyl, making them brittle.’
    • ‘This announcement followed the European Commission banning phthalate plasticisers in PVC teething toys for children under three years old.’
    • ‘Phthalates, industrial plasticizers that disrupt animal development, were also detected in resident crayfish.’
    • ‘Plastic extractables include such chemicals as base polymers, fillers, lubricants, plasticizers, antioxidants, pigments, and slip agents.’
    • ‘The endocrine-disrupting phthalate plasticizers that leach from soft PVC plastics are another concern.’
    • ‘Some products, called plastisols, contain no solvent and consist of polymers dispersed in a liquid plasticizer.’
    • ‘Another popular brand, Saran Original, contains chlorine and plasticizers, but not phthalates, according to manufacturer S.C. Johnson & Sons.’
    • ‘Typical plasticizers for PVC are long chain organic compounds such as phthalates, adipates and organophosphates. secondary plasticizers include chlorinated paraffins and epoxidised natural oils.’
    • ‘It is used as a corrosion inhibitor, a plasticizer, and a lubricant, as well as an ingredient in a variety of polymers and personal care products.’
    • ‘Commercial nylon formulations often include plasticisers such as water, acids, alcohols and phenols, which reduce the yield stress and Young's modulus of the polymer, but increase the material toughness.’
    • ‘Early formulations used stabilizers and plasticizers to provide flexibility and ultra-violet resistance.’
    • ‘They are mainly used as starting materials for manufacturing iso-nonanols, which are then converted into dialkylphthalate plasticisers.’
    • ‘In the past, synthetic plasticizers have been used to improve the mechanical properties of films made from commercial zein.’
    • ‘Solid vinyl tile is a non-backed product that contains higher levels of vinyl resins, plasticizers and stabilizers than composition tile.’
    • ‘Two components used in making the polyvinyl chloride are lead stabilizers and plasticizers, which allow the material to remain flexible.’
    • ‘They are also used as plasticizers to improve the characteristics of polymers.’
    • ‘The new law will also ban persistent organic pollutants and other persistent chemicals such as lead and require the phasing out of chlorinated paraffins, such as plasticisers and flame retardants.’

Pronunciation:

plasticizer

/ˈplastəˌsīzər/