Butyl Glycol Ether

Butyl glycol is a clear, colourless oily liquid with a high boiling point, low volatility and a mild fruity odour. Like other glycol ethers, it has a bi-functional nature, containing both an ether and an alcohol group in the same molecule. It is fully miscible with water and a wide range of organic solvents. This excellent miscibility makes it a versatile solvent and coupling agent which offers excellent performance features in a wide range of applications.

Its bi-functional nature also means that is displays the typical reactions of an alcohol, ie. esterification, etherification, oxidation and the formation of acetates and alcoholates, as well as those of an ether, forming peroxide in the presence of atmospheric oxygen.

Butyl Glycol Ether 

Butyl Glycol Ether (EB) is fast-evaporating glycol ether with an excellent balance of hydrophilic and hydrophobic character; excellent active solvency and coupling properties. Glycol Ether (EB) is a very versatile solvent product with a good balance of many different properties. With a nearly equal balance of hydrophobic and hydrophilic character, Glycol Ether (EB) provides excellent performance in coatings, cleaners, and many other types of products.  Glycol Ether (EB) is compatible with a wide range of resin types, and it also offers 100% water solubility.

Butyl Di Glycol Ether

Butyl Di Glycol Ether (DB) is slow-evaporating, hydrophilic glycol ether with excellent coalescing and coupling power. Di Glycol Ether (DB) can be considered a slower-evaporating analog of Glycol Ether . It can be used in combination with  Glycol Ether (EB) to lower the evaporation rate and increase the hydrophobicity of the solvent package. Yet Di Glycol Ether (DB) offers 100% water solubility.

Butyl Tri Glycol Ether 

Butyl Tri Glycol Ether (BTG) is low-volatility, high solvency glycol ether with excellent coupling properties. The versatility of Butyl Tri Glycol Ether (BTG) is demonstrated by the variety of applications in which it may find use. The low volatility and excellent solvency makes this glycol ether a highly effective carrier solvent for textile dye processes. With superior surface tension characteristics, water solubility and solvency for oils, it has potential for use in household, institutional, industrial and special-purpose cleaners. The coupling ability of this product enhances performance and improves shelf stability of cleaning products .

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