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Tripropylene Glycol Methyl Ether / Methyl Ethoxy Propanol / TPG Methyl Ether

SeperatorTripropylene Glycol Methyl Ether / Methyl Ethoxy Propanol / TPG Methyl Ether is a colorless, combustible liquid with low toxicity. It has very little odor and is completely soluble in water. It has excellent solvency for many polar and non-polar substances.  Tripropylene Glycol Methyl Ether / Methyl Ethoxy Propanol / TPG Methyl Ether is an ideal choice when high polymer solvency and extended system residence time are required. It can maintain rheological properties over time in ink applications. Its high boiling and flash points make it an excellent choice for use in oven cleaners, and as a tailing solvent in high-solids, solvent-based coatings. Tripropylene Glycol Methyl Ether / Methyl Ethoxy Propanol / TPG Methyl Ether has a very low vapor pressure and may not be considered a VOC under some circumstances of use. Tripropylene Glycol Methyl Ether / Methyl Ethoxy Propanol / TPG Methyl Ether is a good substitute for slow evaporating ethylene glycol ethers

Chemical Name:
  • Methoxy Methyl Ethoxy
  • Methyl Ethoxy Propanol
Chemical Family: Propylene Glycol Ether
Other Names:
  • Arcosolv TPM
  • Dowanol TPM
  • Tripropylene Glycol Methyl Ether
  • Tripropylene Glycol Mono Methyl Ether
  • TPG Methyl Ether
Chemical Formula: C10H22O4

 

Used in: Advantages:
  • Coupling agent and solvent in household and industrial cleaners, grease and paint removers, metal cleaners, and hard surface cleaners.
  • Effective coupling agent and efficient solvent for water-reducible coatings.
  • Effective coalescent for lowering minimum film formation temperature (MFFT) in water-borne latex coatings.
  • Active solvent for solvent-based coatings.
  • Chemical intermediate for the production of epoxides, acid ester derivatives, solvents, and plasticizers.
  • Effective coupling agent in waterbased agricultural formulations.
  • Excellent solvency
  • Good oil solubility
  • Effective surfactant properties
  • Excellent coupling ability
  • Good evaporation rate control
  • Greater formulating flexibility
  • Low viscosity
  • Wide range of applications
  • Low toxicity
  • Practical alternative to Glycol Ether EB / Butyl Cellosolve / Butyl Glycol
  • High dilution ratio
  • Colorless

Benefits and Applications

Coatings

Propylene Glycol Normal Butyl Ether / Normal Butoxy Propanol can be used as a coalescent with various resins including acrylics, styrene-acrylics, and polyvinylacetates. It has superior film forming characteristics.

Cleaners

Propylene Glycol Normal Butyl Ether / Normal Butoxy Propanol has a moderate odor, good coupling ability, and good surface tension lowering in water-based cleaners. It is compatible with a wide range of cleaning components. Propylene Glycol Normal Butyl Ether / Normal Butoxy Propanol is also partially water soluble and the water solubility can be increased by adding low molecular weight alcohols or other propylene glycol ethers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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