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Polyvinylchloride (PVC) : Strong Solvating
Strong solvating plasticizers:
Strong solvating plasticizers are usually used when a low temperature PVC
gelation is required. Complete or partial replacement of general purpose
plasticizers by a highly solvating plasticizer usually improve the stain
resistance, thus, they are widely used in flooring applications.
Some examples of the strong solvating Phthalates and Benzoates are listed
Diisobutyl Phthalate (DIBP): Highly volatile.
Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP): Highly volatile.
Butyl Benzyl Phthalate (BBP): Less volatile, however, poor heat & light
stability is a drawback.
Dipropylene Glycol Dibenzoate (DPGDB): Similar solvating strength to BBP,
and less volatile.