Ethyl Acetatein Cosmetics

Ethyl Acetate in Cosmetics

What is Ethyl Acetate?

Ethyl Acetate is a moderately polar, clear, colorless liquid solvent with a light fruity odor. Ethyl Acetate, also known as ethyl ethanoate, is a widely used solvent in organic synthesis that is highly miscible with common organic solvents. It is known for being cost-effective, highly effective and breaks easily in both air and water simultaneously. Ethyl Acetate is commonly known to be used not only for the pharmaceutical industry and for industrial purposes but also is commonly used within the cosmetics industry.

Ethyl Acetate in the Cosmetics Industry

Ethyl Acetate is a common ingredient in the cosmetics industry due to its low cost, low toxicity, and its sweet, fruity odor. Ethyl Acetate is often found in nail polish, nail polish removers, basecoats, and other manicuring products. Ethyl Acetate is used to thin and dissolve other substances including nitrocellulose, the basic film-forming material in nail polish. Therefore, it is an important and effective ingredient in the nail care industry and nail polish removers.

Ethyl Acetate may be used as a gelling agent in the manufacture of powder, essences, and perfumes. Ethyl Acetate can found in perfumes for many reasons. One of the main reasons ethyl acetate is used in perfumes is due to ethyl acetate’s ability to evaporate on the skin quickly, leaving the perfume’s fragrance to stay on the skin and linger without any unappealing residue such as an oily or an alcoholic residue. In addition, ethyl acetate can contribute to the perfume’s aroma thanks to its sweet, fruity smell. Ethyl acetate is also a common ingredient in mascara and teeth whitening products.

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How to Decide What Isopar To Use

Isopar is a brand name for isoparaffinic fluids from Exxon Mobil Chemical. Isoparaffin is a synthetic hydrocarbon solvent with a unique combination of flash point, evaporation rate, and boiling range. Isoparaffins are virtually odorless making them particularly suitable for use in the fields of cleaning, painting, printing, the manufacture of wallpaper, and photocopying. There are different Isopar solvents to choose from such as but are not limited to Isopar C, Isopar G, and Isopar L. The different Isopar solvents have some similarities, but the solvents also have some differences.

Isopar C – SHOP 55 GALLON

Isopar C is colorless, odorless, and has a high purity. It has a high chemical stability for good end product shelf life, is compatible with most non-polar ingredients, and it is compatible with most packaging materials. Isopar C delivers one of the narrowest boiling ranges for hydrocarbons for the optimal combination of flash point and drying time. Isopar C is a cost-effective alternative to other isoalkanes with comparable performance and good spreadability properties.

Isopar G – SHOP 55 GALLON

Isopar G is a colorless, odorless liquid solvent that biodegrades at a moderate rate and will not persist nor disturb the working environment. Isopar G evaporates fast, which is an ideal option for self-evaporable formulations such as vanishing oils and evanescent oils. Fast evaporation enables very low viscosity formulations, permits fast and uniform spreading on metal parts. A great characteristic about Isopar G is that you do not have to worry about volatility chronic aquatic toxicity.

Isopar L – SHOP 5 GALLON                 SHOP 55 GALLON

Isopar L is odorless and has minimal acute and chronic toxicity and has low surface tension ensures that fluid gets to areas that other fluids cannot reach. Isopar L is fully compatible with metals and polymeric materials that will not d

amage most plastics and elastomers. It has high OELs (Occupational Exposure Limits) for safer operations and lower exposure risks compared to conventional solvents. Also, Isopar L gives you the choice of boiling ranges and flashpoints to create a tailored cleaning solution in a wide range of evaporation rates.

Interested In Purchasing Isopar Solvents?

To find out if Isopar C, Isopar G, or Isopar L is the best option for you and your needs, please call us today at (800) 563-1305, or send us an email through our contact form. For over 25 years, we’ve provided stock and custom cleaners that have an amazing efficacy. We look forward to hearing from you and seeing how we can help with solvent needs!  


NPB – n Propyl Bromide EPA Review – Envirotech EnSolv Warning

NPB Replacements

It comes as no surprise that over eight years ago (read the post below) we were working toward safer chemicals. Our values are still the same and today we offer NPB Replacements for even safer cleaning alternatives. Call 1-800-563-1305 or email us ( today for more information!

EPA updates SNAP Approval and PEL standards at National Environmental Summit in Orlando FL

More than 400 dedicated environmental professionals from government, industry and academia gathered in Orlando, FL for the 2010 National Environmental Summit

One of the more well attended sessions involved halogenated solvent, nPropyl Bromide, which is increasingly being used as a drop-in replacement for banned or heavily regulated solvents like TCA, TCE, and perchloroethylene. nPropyl Bromide is commonly formulated in metal degreasers, nonflammable degreasers, degreasing solvents and industrial cleaner degreasers. Not surprisingly, as hazard information emerges, we find there are concerns about neurotoxicity, reproductive toxicity, and carcinogenicity, and Massachusetts has now listed nPB under the Toxics Use Reduction Act.

Among the distinguished panel of speakers, Margaret Sheppard, an Environmental Scientist and team lead for the USEPA’s Significant New Alternatives Policy Program (SNAP) Program, presented a dynamic overview on the various ways nPB is currently in use – dry cleaning, vapor degreasing and cold cleaning. She has been reviewing the health and environmental impacts of alternatives for ozone depleting substances since 2000, with specialization in solvent cleaning. She has worked at EPA since 1990 on a number of issues including protecting the ozone layer, reducing acid rain, improving air quality, and assessing risks from radioactive waste and from chemicals in drinking water. Ms. Sheppard earned a B.A. in physics from Wesleyan University and an M.S. in Environmental Planning and Management from the Johns Hopkins University.

Envirotech Ensolv – nPB MSDS review

One of the more alarming concerns highlighted was the wide range of disparity on the personal exposure limits (PEL) recommended by chemical manufacturers. Envirotech’s EnSolv lists: OSHA PEL not established. Enviro Tech International, Inc. recommends a workplace exposure guideline of 100 ppm 8 hour time weighted average (TWA) based on the scientific assessment of toxicological data for the EnSolv mixture, n propyl bromide and other compounds. Based on this data EnSolv is not expected to be a carcinogen. This is being challenged and a more recent update is due later in 2010 or early 2011.




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