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Glycol Ether EB Acetate / Butyl Cellosolve Acetate / Butyl Glycol Acetate

Glycol Ether EB Acetate / Butyl Cellosolve Acetate / Butyl Glycol Acetate is a high boiling, slow evaporating solvent that has limited water solubility, but is miscible with alcohols and ketones. Because it exhibits good compatibility with various coatings resins, Glycol Ether EB Acetate / Butyl Cellosolve Acetate / Butyl Glycol Acetate is used in many coatings applications. It provides good tolerance for aliphatic and aromatic hydrocarbons and may be used to replace these solvents to enhance application properties such as brushability or roll application in high performance coatings. The slow evaporation rate of Glycol Ether EB Acetate / Butyl Cellosolve Acetate / Butyl Glycol Acetate also makes it ideal for use in specialty printing inks.

Chemical Name: Ethylene glycol butyl ether acetate
Chemical Family: Ethylene Glycol Ether Acetate
Other Names:
  • Ethylene glycol monobutyl ether acetate
  • Ethylene glycol butyl ether acetate
  • Glycol butyl ether acetate
  • Butyl Cellosolve Acetate
  • Butyl Glycol Acetate
  • Glycol Ether EBA
Chemical Formula: C4H9OCH2CH2OC(O)CH3

 

Used in: Advantages:
  • Waterborne latex coatings
  • Specialty printing inks
  • Inkjet Inks
  • Superior dispersion stability
  • Low surface tension for good wetting of substrate and better adhesion
  • Good tolerance for aliphatic and aromatic hydrocarbons
  • Good coalescing efficiency
  • Slow evaporation rate

Benefits and Applications

Glycol Ether EB Acetate / Butyl Cellosolve Acetate / Butyl Glycol Acetate is a colorless liquid with a mild ester-like odor. It is miscible with most organic solvents and is partially soluble in water. Glycol Ether EB Acetate finds application as a solvent in printing ink and surface coating formulations. It is also an excellent solvent for many natural and synthetic resins.

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