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Glycol Ethers

EB Solvent

EB Solvent (Ethylene Glycol Monobutyl Ether) offers benefits in a number of applications. It is an excellent solvent for many coatings resin types, including alkyd, phenolic, maleic, epoxy, and nitrocellulose resins. It is an excellent retarder solvent for lacquers, improving gloss and flow-out. EB is also widely used in amine-solubilized, water-dilutable coatings because of its high flash point, complete water solubility, slow evaporation rate, low surface tension, and high coupling efficiency. An effective coalescent, EB improves film integrity in both architectural and industrial maintenance latex paints. EB is an important component in many household and industrial cleaners, enhancing soil penetration and cleaning ability. On November 18, 2004, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) removed ethylene glycol butyl ether (EGBE) from the Clean Air Act (CAA) list of hazardous air pollutants (HAPs). EGBE are thus no longer subject to the Maximum Achievable Control Technology (MACT), residual risk and other specific requirements found in the CAA. The solvent provides formulators with better coupling efficiency than many alternatives. Used in a wide variety of applications, EB Solvent is particularly popular in cleaning applications, architectural, OEM, wood and can coatings markets

Applications/Uses

  • All purpose cleaner
  • Architectural coatings
  • Automotive coatings
  • Automotive OEM
  • Cleaner for ink processes
  • Coalescent for Latex Paint
  • Coatings for Automotive Plastics
  • Coatings for plastic
  • Floor cleaner
  • Glass cleaner
  • Household cleaners
  • Industrial cleaners
  • Industrial coatings
  • Metal brightener/cleaner
  • Truck/Bus/Commercial Vehicles

Key Attributes

  • Effective coalescent
  • Excellent solvent activity
  • High blush resistance
  • Low surface tension
  • Lower surface tension: May improve substrate wetting
  • Non-HAP
  • Superior coupling solvent
  • Versatile - compatible with water and many organic chemicals

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DE Solvent

DE (Diethylene Glycol Monoethyl Ether) solvent is a very polar, slow evaporating, water-miscible solvent with a mild odor. It is an active solvent for cellulose acetate butyrate, nitrocellulose, epoxy resins, and other coating materials. DE solvent is used as a coalescing aid in latex paints and floor polishes, and as a penetrating solvent in wood stains.

Key Attributes

  • Additive for automotive paints
  • Automotive OEM
  • Coalescing aid
  • Coatings
  • Coatings - OEM and Special Purpose
  • Coatings for automotive
  • Coatings for Automotive Plastics
  • Coatings for plastic
  • Printing Inks
  • Solvents
  • Textiles
  • Truck/Bus/Commercial Vehicles

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EP Solvent

EP solvent is a high flash point, water miscible, colorless solvent providing slow evaporation rate and good viscosity control for a broad range of polymers, resins and coatings. It is completely water miscible over a wide range of temperatures making it a very good coupling solvent for resin/water systems.

Applications/Uses

  • Advanced resist
  • Developers
  • Edge bead removal
  • Flat Panel/LCD
  • LED/OLED
  • Microelectronics
  • Negative tone resist
  • Photolithography
  • Photoresist
  • Photoresist stripper applications
  • Positive tone resist
  • Semiconductors
  • Solvents

Key Attributes

  • Excellent resin solubility
  • High assay
  • High Purity/Low Trace Metals
  • Viscosity control

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PM Solvent

PM (propylene glycol monomethyl ether) Solvent, a medium-boiling glycol ether, is a good solvent for a wide variety of resins including nitrocellulose, epoxy, phenolic, acrylic, and alkyd resins. It is used in solventborne coatings and printing inks.

Applications/Uses

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

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DB Solvent

DB Solvent (Diethylene Glycol Monobutyl Ether) offers benefits in a number of applications. It improves the flow-out and gloss of baking enamels, is an effective coalescent in both architectural and industrial maintenance formulations, and can be used in printing inks to increase dry times. DB is also used in coatings for solvent-sensitive plastic substrates. In textile dyeing formulations, DB promotes rapid, uniform penetration of the dyes.

Applications/Uses

  • All purpose cleaner
  • Automotive OEM
  • Cleaner for ink processes
  • Coalescent for Latex Paint
  • Coatings for automotive
  • Coatings for Automotive Plastics
  • Coatings for plastic
  • Detergents
  • Floor cleaner
  • Glass cleaner
  • Household cleaners
  • Industrial cleaners
  • Metal brightener/cleaner
  • Printing Inks
  • Solvents for fragrances
  • Textiles
  • Truck/Bus/Commercial Vehicles

Key Attributes

  • Balanced evaporation rate
  • Effective coalescent
  • Good coupling solvent
  • Good solvent activity
  • Low volatility/Low vapor pressure
  • Lower surface tension: May improve substrate wetting
  • Slow evaporation rate
  • Versatile - compatible with water and many organic chemicals

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PNP Solvent

PNP is a colorless, flammable liquid with an ether-like odor. It is completely water-soluble and has good coupling. It demonstrates good solvency for coating resins. The properties of PNP support its use in coatings, cleaning, ink, agricultural, textile and adhesive products. PNP and blends are substitutes for many ethylene glycol (E-series) ethers.

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EEH Solvent

EEH (Ethylene Glycol 2-Ethylhexyl Ether) has long been used in performance specialty coatings applications. It offers an excellent balance of performance properties when used as a coalescent in architectural and industrial maintenance coatings. EEH Solvent has low water miscibility, low surface tension, good hydrolytic stability, and high electrical resistance. In electrodeposition primers, EEH reduces volatilization from dip tanks and provides good flow and leveling of the coating in the baking oven. It is not listed on HAP or SARA 313.

Applications

  • Architectural coatings
  • Cathodic electrodesposition primers
  • Cleaners
  • Coatings for Automotive Plastics
  • Floor polishes
  • OEM and Special Purpose Coatings
  • Truck/Bus/Commercial Vehicles

Key Attributes

  • Balanced evaporation rate
  • Chemically stable in low to high pH coatings
  • Efficient coalescent
  • Low surface tension
  • Low water solubility
  • Safe to use: Non-HAP, non-SARA

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DM Solvent

DM Solvent (diethylene glycol monomethyl ether) is a slow evaporating glycol ether solvent with a mild odor that is used in brushing lacquers and dye stains. Its low odor and good solubility for spirit-soluble dyes make DM solvent useful in non-grain-raising wood stains, printing inks, and dye pastes for textiles. DM is also used in stamp-pad and stencil inks, as a diluent for hydraulic brake fluids, and as a deicer in jet fuel.

Applications

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

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