Plasticisers are small molecules that, when added to a polymer, mix in between the long polymeric chains affecting the interaction between those chains. As such, plasticisers are a key part of many compounds and can drastically alter the properties of a polymer, both in terms of the processability and the final product. They allow plastics to be used for functions where, without the plasticiser, the polymer would have been completely unsuitable. Although there is a limit to the number of polymers which can be produced cheaply and easily there are hundreds of plasticisers which may be added, so discovering the effects of different plasticisers on different polymers can be very important.
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