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Old 22-09-2022, 10:53 AM
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Anyone have a clue as to what this guy is treating these with to soften them like that?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7p8oUtw_9Y
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Old 22-09-2022, 10:49 PM
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Possibly, he's using ATBC.

I'm having a go at softening inflatables myself, using DINP (Di-Iso-Nonyl-Phthalate), which I am able to source from a chemical supplier based in Poland. I can also source other phthalates, such as DEHP, from the same chem supplier. I think that phthalate-based plasticisers are superior to the non-phthalate alternatives. Phthalates receive an undeserved bad reputation, which is a shame, as they do a superb job at making vinyl inflatables soft, durable and rubbery. I'll post the results of my inflatable softening trials, in due course.
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Old 25-11-2022, 03:50 PM
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I think ATBC is better than phthalates in its "softness". also smells better...

CAS Number for ATBC is 77-90-7 by the way in case you want to ask for it.

have no really good supplier anymore since due to corona my source went bankrupt -.-

but that is completely up to ones taste. I really hate the stench of Inflatable world inflatables I have to shower them at least twice. But the inflatables themself are great nice soft vinyl great shapes and sturdy for their price.
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Old 25-11-2022, 09:08 PM
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Loved the video, even though I'm not generally that excited by inflatables. Seems to me that there would be a market for a looner to soften some toys and sell them to other Inflatable looners. I wouldn't mind trying out some of those soft airships!
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Actualy i'm wondering as well what he's using to soften them, he does state in the comment that its a multi stage process but does not list any chemicals
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Old 29-11-2022, 05:24 PM
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Actualy i'm wondering as well what he's using to soften them, he does state in the comment that its a multi stage process but does not list any chemicals
most likely it will be DINP as stated by pvc or ATBC these are the most commonly used ones.
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