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Glycol Ether DB / Butyl Carbitol / Butyl Diglycol

Glycol Ether DB / Butyl Carbitol / Butyl Diglycol is a slow-evaporating, hydrophilic glycol ether with excellent coalescing and coupling power that can be combined with Glycol Ether EB / Butyl Cellosolve / Butyl Glycol to lower the evaporation rate and increase the hydrophobicity.

Chemical Name: Diethylene glycol n-butyl ether
Chemical Family: Ethylene Glycol Ether
Other Names:
  • Diethylene glycol n-butyl ether
  • Butyl Diglycol ether
  • Butyl Carbitol
Chemical Formula: C4H9OCH2CH2OC(O)CH3


Used in: Advantages:
  • Water-based architectural and industrial coatings
  • Household and industrial cleaners, rust removers, hard surface cleaners, and disinfectants
  • Solvent-based silk screen printing inks
  • Water-based printing inks
  • Textile dyeing and printing
  • Powerful solvency
  • Excellent coalescing ability
  • High dilution ratio
  • Outstanding coupling power
  • Low evaporation rate

Benefits and Applications

Glycol Ether DB / Butyl Carbitol / Butyl Diglycol is a colorless liquid that is miscible with water and most organic solvents. It is widely used as a solvent, especially in the printing ink and paint industries. Glycol Ether DB is also found in products such as floor cleaners, floor wax strippers, floor finishes, spray cleaners, penetrating oils, metal cleaners and paint removers.