Softeners are substances with a boiling point over 250C which are added to coating materials to increase the elasticity of the coating (EN 971-1). The softeners used in construction chemicals include e.g. adipic acid ester (adipate), glutaric acid ester (glutarate) and maleic acid ester (maleinate)
EN 971-1 Paints and varnishes - Terms and definitions for coating materials - Part 1: General terms. 1996

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