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Alcohols Speciality Solvents - Go Green!

Alcohols Limited have partnered with BASF SE to offer a range of high performance solvents including Glymes and Acetals with a broad range of physical properties and significant advantages over conventional solvents.

  • Non-toxic, low odour
  • Including very low VOC Non HAP's
  • Improved safety in handling
  • High solvency
  • Wide range of boiling points
  • Wide range of water solubility
Meadow Forest Green Leaf

Do you need to reformulate away from Methylene Chloride? Why not consider
1, 3-Dioxolane?

Looking for an NMP alternative? Ethyl Diglyme, Proglyme or 1,3-Dioxolane could be the answer.


Boiling Points above 250°C

 
Boiling Point °C
Tox Profile
Odour
Applications
% in H2O
% H2O in
Butyl Diglyme
256
Good
Slight Ether
Reaction solvent, Gold recovery
0.3
1.4
Tetraglyme
>275
Good
v. slight
Reaction solvent

Complete

Complete
Higlyme
>300
Excellent
v. slight
Lubricant emulsifier
Complete
Complete


Moderate Boiling Points 175 to 225°C

 
Boiling Point °C
Tox Profile
Odour
Applications
% in H2O
% H2O in
Proglyme
175
Excellent
Slight Ether
Ink, NMP replacement, Polyurethanes
35
4.5
Ethyl Diglyme
189
Good
Slight Ether
Ink stabiliser, Adhesives

Complete

Complete
Glycerol Formal
191-195
Excellent
v. slight
Deicer, Coatings
Complete
Complete
Comparator: NMP
203
Poor
Slight Amine
Polyurethane
Complete
30%


Lower Boiling Points - 1, 3-Dioxolane

 
Boiling Point °C
Tox Profile
Odour
Applications
% in H2O
% H2O in
1, 3-Dioxolane
75
Excellent
Ether
Cleaning, Photoresists, Seaming
Complete
Complete
4-Methyl-1,3-Dioxolane
84
Excellent
Ether
Ink stabiliser, Adhesives

Complete

Complete
Comparator: Acetone
56
Good
Ether
Gel Coats
Complete
Complete
Comparator: THF
66
Good
Ether
Polymer Solutions
Complete
Complete

For further information regarding our range of high performance solvents or other speciality chemicals, please send us an email from our contact us page.

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