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Glycol Ether EB / Butyl Cellosolve / Butyl Glycol

Glycol Ether EB / Butyl Cellosolve / Butyl Glycol is a very versatile solvent with a good balance of many different properties. This product has nearly an equal balance of hydrophobic and hydrophilic characteristics, is one of our fastest evaporating glycol ethers and is compatible with a wide range of resin types.

Chemical Name: 2-Butoxyethanol / Ethylene glycol butyl ether
Chemical Family: Ethylene Glycol Ether
Other Names:
  • Ethylene glycol monobutyl ether
  • Ethylene glycol butyl ether
  • Butyl Glycol ether
  • Butyl Cellosolve
Chemical Formula: C4H9OCH2CH2OH

 

Used in: Advantages:
  • Solvent-based coatings
  • Industrial and architectural water-based coatings
  • Household and industrial cleaners, rust removers, hard surface cleaners, and disinfectants
  • Solvent-based silk screen printing inks
  • Water-based printing inks
  • Excellent active solvency
  • Superior coupling and coalescing abilities
  • Moderate evaporation rate
  • High dilution ratio
  • Nearly equal balance of hydrophobic and hydrophilic characteristics

Benefits and Applications

Glycol Ether EB / Butyl Cellosolve / Butyl Glycol is an excellent solvent and coalescent for solvent and water-based paint, coating, ink and adhesive formulations. It has excellent solvency for a variety of resins including acrylic, alkyd, phenolic, epoxy, nitrocellulose and urethane resins. Glycol Ether EB / Butyl Cellosolve / Butyl Glycol is an important component in household and industrial cleaners, enhancing wetting and cleaning ability.Glycol Ether EB is no longer subject to Maximum Achievable Control Technology (MACT) rules, residual risk, or other requirements specific to HAP-listed materials.

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