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Methyl Acetate

Methyl Acetate is a fast evaporating, mild odor, active solvent for a broad range of coating and ink resins. Because of its fast evaporation rate, methyl acetate should be useful as the fast-evaporating component in high-low solvent systems and in other applications where fast solvent release and quick dry-to-touch time are needed. Methyl acetate is an active solvent for the following resins: cellulose acetate butyrate, nitrocellulose, vinyl chloride acetate, melamine, isocyanate, acrylic, epoxy, polyamide, vinyl butyral, phenolic, alkyd, thermoset acrylic, and urea. Compared with other fast evaporating solvents, methyl acetate gives solution viscosity somewhat higher than acetone or MEK but lower than ethyl acetate or methylene chloride. Where a mild odor, fast evaporating solvent is required, methyl acetate may be the most desirable product to use. Methyl Acetate is exempt from regulation as a VOC and HAP under Federal Law, but can contain <= 2.5% methanol, which is a VOC and a HAP.
Applications/Uses

  • Aerosol coatings
  • Automotive coatings
  • Automotive OEM
  • Carburetor cleaner
  • Cleaner for ink processes
  • Coatings for Automotive Plastics
  • Flux cleaner
  • Furniture coatings
  • Industrial coatings
  • Light degreaser
  • Metal prep for paint applications
  • Nail care
  • Parts cleaner
  • Printing Inks
  • Solvents for cosmetics and personal care
  • Truck/Bus/Commercial Vehicles

Key Attributes

  • Excellent solvent activity
  • Low MIR value (<1)
  • Low odor
  • Non-HAP*
  • VOC Exempt* - Aids formulators in meeting VOC limits

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Methyl Acetate HP

Methyl Acetate is a fast evaporating, mild odor, active solvent for a broad range of coating and ink resins. Because of its fast evaporation rate, methyl acetate should be useful as the fast-evaporating component in high-low solvent systems and in other applications where fast solvent release and quick dry-to-touch time are needed. Methyl acetate is an active solvent for the following resins: cellulose acetate butyrate, nitrocellulose, vinyl chloride acetate, melamine, isocyanate, acrylic, epoxy, polyamide, vinyl butyral, phenolic, alkyd, thermoset acrylic, and urea. Compared with other fast evaporating solvents, methyl acetate gives solution viscosity somewhat higher than acetone or MEK but lower than ethyl acetate or methylene chloride. Where a mild odor, fast evaporating solvent is required, methyl acetate may be the most desirable product to use. Methyl Acetate is exempt from regulation as a VOC and HAP under Federal Law, but can contain <= 2.5% methanol, which is a VOC and a HAP.
Applications/Uses

  • Aerosol coatings
  • Automotive OEM
  • Carburetor cleaner
  • Cleaner for ink processes
  • Coatings - OEM and Special Purpose
  • Flux cleaner
  • Fuel injector cleaner
  • Furniture coatings
  • Industrial coatings
  • Light degreaser
  • Nail care
  • Parts cleaner
  • Printing Inks
  • Solvents for cosmetics and personal care
  • Solvents for fragrances
  • Truck/Bus/Commercial Vehicles

Key Attributes

  • Excellent solvent activity
  • High electrical resistance
  • Low MIR value (<1)
  • Low odor
  • Non-HAP*
  • Urethane grade: Suitable for use with moisture-sensitive polymers
  • VOC Exempt* - Aids formulators in meeting VOC limits

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Ethyl Acetate

ethyl acetate is a low-boiling, fast-evaporating solvent with a mild, pleasant odor. It is widely used in formulating printing inks, adhesives, and lacquers.
Applications/Uses

  • Automotive OEM
  • Coatings
  • Coatings for automotive
  • Coatings for Automotive Plastics
  • Coatings for plastic
  • Lacquers
  • Printing Inks
  • Truck/Bus/Commercial Vehicles

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Ethyl Acetate 85/88

ethyl acetate is a low-boiling, fast-evaporating solvent with a mild, pleasant odor. It is widely used in formulating printing inks, adhesives, and lacquers.
Applications/Uses

  • Automotive OEM
  • Coatings
  • Coatings for automotive
  • Coatings for Automotive Plastics
  • Coatings for plastic
  • Drug intermediate
  • Inks
  • Lacquers
  • Linoleum
  • Photographic films
  • Printing Inks
  • Solvents
  • Truck/Bus/Commercial Vehicles

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Isopropyl Acetate

Isopropyl Acetate is a urethane grade, fast evaporating, mild odor solvent that is miscible with most common organic solvents and has properties intermediate between ethyl and butyl acetates. It is an active solvent for many types of synthetic resins such as cellulosics, vinyl copolymers, polyesters, polyamides, acrylics, and alkyds.
Applications/Uses

  • Automotive OEM
  • Cleaning fluids
  • Coatings
  • Coatings for automotive
  • Coatings for Automotive Plastics
  • Coatings for plastic
  • Printing Inks
  • Solvents for cosmetics and personal care
  • Solvents for fragrances
  • Truck/Bus/Commercial Vehicles

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Propyl Acetate

Propyl Acetate is a colorless liquid with a mild, fruity odor. It is a good solvent for nitrocellulose, cellulose acetate butyrate, and acrylic resins. Propyl Acetate has a slow evaporation rate and good solvent power. It promotes flow and leveling in a variety of formulations.
Applications/Uses

  • Automotive OEM
  • Coatings
  • Coatings for automotive
  • Coatings for Automotive Plastics
  • Coatings for plastic
  • Printing Inks
  • Solvents
  • Solvents for cosmetics and personal care
  • Solvents for fragrances
  • Truck/Bus/Commercial Vehicles

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Isobutyl Acetate

Isobutyl Acetate is a medium boiling solvent with a typical mild, fruity, ester odor. It resembles butyl acetate and methyl isobutyl ketone in solvent performance and it can be used interchangeably for these solvents in many formulations. Its widespread use is a result of a combination of its good solvent activity, a desirable evaporation rate, and pleasant odor.
Applications/Uses

  • Automotive OEM
  • Coatings
  • Coatings for automotive
  • Coatings for Automotive Plastics
  • Coatings for plastic
  • Printing Inks
  • Solvents
  • Solvents for cosmetics and personal care
  • Solvents for fragrances
  • Truck/Bus/Commercial Vehicles

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Butyl Acetate

Butyl Acetate is a medium boiling ester solvent. A colorless liquid with a fruity odor, butyl acetate is an active solvent for film-formers such as cellulose acetate butyrate, nitrocellulose, ethyl cellulose, chlorinated rubber, polystyrene, and methylacrylate resins. It is widely used in nitrocellulose lacquers, readily dissolving the resin and imparting good flow properties. Butyl Acetate has an evaporation rate of 1.0, which provides a quick drying lacquer without inducing blushing under normal circumstances. Many natural gums are also soluble in butyl acetate.
Applications/Uses

  • Automotive OEM
  • Coatings
  • Coatings for Automotive Plastics
  • Coatings for plastic
  • Solvents
  • Solvents for cosmetics and personal care
  • Solvents for fragrances
  • Truck/Bus/Commercial Vehicles

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Tertiary Butyl Acetate

t-butyl acetate is a colourless flammable liquid with a camphor- or blueberry-like smell. It is used as a solvent in the production of lacquers, enamels, inks, adhesives, thinners and industrial cleaners. It has recently gained EPA VOC exempt status.
Applications/Uses

  • Automotive OEM
  • Coatings
  • Coatings for Automotive Plastics
  • Coatings for plastic
  • Solvents
  • Solvents for cosmetics and personal care
  • Solvents for fragrances
  • Truck/Bus/Commercial Vehicles

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PM Acetate

PM Acetate (propylene glycol monomethyl ether acetate) is a slow evaporating solvent with both ether and ester functional groups. It is a colorless liquid with a mild odor. PM Acetate is an excellent solvent for several commonly used coating polymers, including cellulose acetate butyrate, nitrocellulose, epoxy resins, acrylic copolymers, and phenoxy resins. The combination of slow evaporation rate and good solvent activity makes PM acetate an effective retarder solvent for use in lacquers, thinners, and baking enamels.
Applications/Uses

  • Cleaners
  • Coatings - OEM and Special Purpose
  • Process solvent for high-solids acrylic resins
  • Truck/Bus/Commercial Vehicles

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Propyl Acetate

Propyl Acetate is a colorless liquid with a mild, fruity odor. It is a good solvent for nitrocellulose, cellulose acetate butyrate, and acrylic resins. Propyl Acetate has a slow evaporation rate and good solvent power. It promotes flow and leveling in a variety of formulations.
Applications/Uses

  • Automotive OEM
  • Coatings
  • Coatings for automotive
  • Coatings for Automotive Plastics
  • Coatings for plastic
  • Printing Inks
  • Solvents
  • Solvents for cosmetics and personal care
  • Solvents for fragrances
  • Truck/Bus/Commercial Vehicles

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Isobutyl Acetate

Isobutyl Acetate is a medium boiling solvent with a typical mild, fruity, ester odor. It resembles butyl acetate and methyl isobutyl ketone in solvent performance and it can be used interchangeably for these solvents in many formulations. Its widespread use is a result of a combination of its good solvent activity, a desirable evaporation rate, and pleasant odor.
Applications/Uses

  • Automotive OEM
  • Coatings
  • Coatings for automotive
  • Coatings for Automotive Plastics
  • Coatings for plastic
  • Printing Inks
  • Solvents
  • Solvents for cosmetics and personal care
  • Solvents for fragrances
  • Truck/Bus/Commercial Vehicles

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Primary Amyl Acetate

Primary Amyl Acetate is an organic compound and an ester with the chemical formula CH3COO[CH2]4CH3 and the molecular weight 130.19 g/mol. It has a scent similar to bananas[1] and apples which is not detectable by all people.[citation needed] The compound is the condensation product of acetic acid and 1-pentanol. However, esters formed from other pentanol isomers (amyl alcohols), or mixtures of pentanols, are often referred to as amyl acetate.

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Isobutyl Isobutyrate (IBIB)

IBIB (Isobutyl Isobutyrate) is an economical retarder solvent that is used in nitrocellulose lacquers, coatings for plastic substrates, and high-solids coatings. It is a slow-evaporating solvent with good flow and leveling characteristics, and good blush resistance. It is an economical, high-purity, active solvent for nitrocellulose. The low surface tension of IBIB is valuable in applications where wetting of the substrate is difficult. With low water miscibility, IBIB is an excellent retarder solvent for moisture-sensitive coatings such as 2-K polyurethanes. IBIB has high electrical resistance, which is helpful in adjusting the resistivity of a coating applied using electrostatic spray equipment. IBIB can be used in blends to replace xylene
Applications/Uses

  • Automotive OEM
  • Coatings - OEM and Special Purpose
  • Thinner blends and purge solvents
  • Truck/Bus/Commercial Vehicles
  • Xylene replacement blends

Key Attributes

  • High blush resistance
  • High electrical resistance
  • Low density
  • Low MIR value
  • Low surface tension
  • Low water solubility
  • Low-cost retarder solvent: Lower formulation cost
  • Moderate solvent activity
  • Non-HAP
  • Slow evaporation rate
  • Urethane grade: Suitable for use with moisture-sensitive polymers

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EB Acetate

EB Acetate (ethylene glycol monobutyl ether acetate) is a high boiling glycol ether-ester. Its slow evaporation rate provides flow and leveling in high-bake coatings as well as air-dry systems such as epoxy coatings. It has limited water miscibility. It is supplied as a urethane grade solvent.
Applications/Uses

  • Additive for automotive paints
  • Automotive OEM
  • Coalescing aid
  • Coalescing aid for low-ph latex paints
  • Coatings
  • Coatings for Automotive Plastics
  • Coatings for plastic
  • Coil coatings
  • Printing Inks
  • Solvents
  • Truck/Bus/Commercial Vehicles

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DB Acetate

DB Acetate is a high boiling glycol ether ester widely used as a solvent in printing inks and high-bake enamels; it is also used as a coalescing aid in low pH latex paints. DB Acetate is especially applicable in screen inks and as a component in coil coatings. It has application as a selective solvent in the separation of alcohols and ketones by distillation.
Applications/Uses

  • Additive for automotive paints
  • Automotive OEM
  • Coatings
  • Coatings for plastic
  • Printing Inks
  • Solvents
  • Truck/Bus/Commercial Vehicles

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Isopropyl Acetate

Isopropyl Acetate is a urethane grade, fast evaporating, mild odor solvent that is miscible with most common organic solvents and has properties intermediate between ethyl and butyl acetates. It is an active solvent for many types of synthetic resins such as cellulosics, vinyl copolymers, polyesters, polyamides, acrylics, and alkyds.
Applications/Uses

  • Automotive OEM
  • Cleaning fluids
  • Coatings
  • Coatings for automotive
  • Coatings for Automotive Plastics
  • Coatings for plastic
  • Printing Inks
  • Solvents for cosmetics and personal care
  • Solvents for fragrances
  • Truck/Bus/Commercial Vehicles

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DE Acetate

DE Acetate (diethylene glycol monoethyl ether acetate) is a colorless liquid, soluble in water and miscible in most organic solvents. It is used primarily as a coalescing aid in latex paints and as a solvent in printing inks.
Applications/Uses

  • Additive for automotive paints
  • Automotive OEM
  • Coalescing aid
  • Coatings
  • Coatings for Automotive Plastics
  • Coatings for plastic
  • Latex paints
  • Printing Inks
  • Solvents
  • Truck/Bus/Commercial Vehicles

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EPP Solvent

EEP (Ethyl 3-Ethoxypropionate) is a slow evaporating ether-ester with excellent solvency for a wide range of coating polymers. The ether-ester groups, the linear structure, and the propionyl group in the center of the molecule give this material a combination of desirable properties not found in other solvents. These include a slow evaporation rate, good resistance to solvent popping in baking applications, high solvency for a wide range of polymers, low solution viscosity for its evaporation rate, excellent solvent release from coating films, and excellent flow and leveling with a wide range of coatings. EEP has a moderate odor, low surface tension, and high electrical resistance.
Applications/Uses

  • Automotive OEM
  • Cleaner for ink processes
  • Coatings - OEM and Special Purpose
  • Coatings for Automotive Plastics
  • General Metal
  • Industrial cleaners
  • Letdown solvent for high-solid resins
  • Paint removers
  • Process solvent for high-solids acrylic resins
  • Truck/Bus/Commercial Vehicles

Key Attributes

  • Excellent solvent activity
  • High auto ignition temperature: Satisfactory for coil coatings
  • High blush resistance
  • High boiling point
  • High electrical resistance
  • Linear structure: Faster solvent release
  • Low surface tension
  • Low water solubility
  • Non-HAP
  • Slow evaporation rate
  • Urethane grade: Suitable for use with moisture-sensitive polymers

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N-Propyl Propionate

n-Propyl Propionate is a non-HAP, medium evaporating, urethane grade solvent with good solvency for most coating resins. It is slightly soluble in water but dissolves in organic solvents such as a ether and alcohol. Used as a high grade solvent in the of paint and printing ink industries.
Many resins are letdown in a solvent thinning tank to make handling, storing, and shipping easier. n-Propyl Propionate could be used as letdown solvent because of its low volatility, good solvent activity, urethane grade quality, and high electrical resistance.
Since n-Propyl Propionate is not on EPA's HAP list, it is useful as a replacement for toluene in coating applications such as high-solids thermoset enamels, processing solvent for high-solids acrylic resins, and coatings applied via electrostatic spray equipment.
Applications/Uses

  • Appliance coatings
  • Automotive refinish
  • Coatings - OEM and Special Purpose
  • Industrial cleaners
  • Industrial printing inks
  • Process solvent for high-solids acrylic resins

Key Attributes

  • Good solvent activity
  • High electrical resistance
  • Low MIR value
  • Low surface tension
  • Low water solubility
  • Medium evaporation rate
  • Mild odor
  • Non-HAP
  • Urethane grade

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N-butyl Propionate

n-Butyl Propionate is a non-HAP, slow evaporating, urethane grade solvent with good solvency for most coating resins. In lacquers and ambient cure enamels, this solvent could be used as a retarder solvent. Its slow evaporation rate allows for flow and leveling but does not prevent the quick rubbing and sanding of the lacquer. Many resins are letdown in a solvent thinning tank to make handling, storing, and shipping easier. n-Butyl Propionate could be used as letdown solvent because of its low volatility, good solvent activity, urethane grade quality, and high electrical resistance. Since n-Butyl Propionate is not on EPA's HAP list, it could be used as a replacement for xylene in coating applications such as high-solids thermoset enamels, processing solvent for high-solids acrylic resins, and coatings applied via electrostatic spray equipment.
Applications/Uses

  • Automotive OEM
  • Cleaners
  • Coatings - OEM and Special Purpose
  • Printing Inks
  • Process solvent for high-solids acrylic resins
  • Truck/Bus/Commercial Vehicles
  • Xylene replacement blends

Key Attributes

  • Good solvent activity
  • High electrical resistance
  • Low MIR value
  • Low surface tension
  • Low water solubility
  • Mild odor
  • Non-HAP
  • Slow evaporation rate
  • Urethane grade: Suitable for use with moisture-sensitive polymers

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2-EH Acetate

2-Ethylhexyl Acetate is a high boiling retarder solvent with limited water solubility, mild odor, and a slow evaporation rate. It is used to promote flow and retard blushing in formulations such as lacquers, lacquer emulsions, screen inks, baking enamels and air-dry enamels. It is useful as a flow control agent in baking enamels.
Applications/Uses

  • Automotive OEM
  • Coalescing aid for nitrocellulose (NC) lacquer emulsions
  • Coatings - OEM and Special Purpose
  • Truck/Bus/Commercial Vehicles

Key Attributes

  • Good solvent activity
  • High electrical resistance
  • Low MIR value
  • Low surface tension
  • Low water solubility
  • Mild odor
  • Non-HAP
  • Slow evaporation rate
  • Urethane grade: Suitable for use with moisture-sensitive polymers

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