Entries by Joe Mancuso

Types Of Oxygen Scavengers 

What are the different types of Oxygen Scavengers? For the purposes of understanding oxygen scavengers, an oxygen scavenger is a product comprising one or more reactive compounds that when combined with oxygen, reduce or completely remove  oxygen in liquids or enclosed packaging in order to prolong the shelf life of a product.  How do Oxygen […]

Difference Between Glycol And Ethylene Glycol 

What is the difference between glycol and ethylene glycol?  Encyclopedia Britannica defines Glycol as “any of a class of organic compounds belonging to the alcohol family”. There are various types of glycol including propylene glycol and ethylene glycol. The most noticeable difference between these two compounds is that propylene glycol is nontoxic and ethylene glycol is. […]

VOC Compliant Meaning

Why is it important to understand the VOC compliant meaning? VOC is an acronym for Volatile Organic Compounds. According to the United States Environment  Protection Authority (EPA), the governing body in the USA that advises the government on national environment standards, volatile organic compounds are compounds (substances) that have low water solubility and high vapor […]

MEK Solvent vs Acetone 

What is the difference between MEK Solvent vs Acetone? MEK is an acronym for Methyl Ethyl Ketone. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) MEK is a colorless, flammable liquid with a sharp odor. MEK is a  solvent often found in adhesives like glue, surface coatings like paint, stain, varnish, gloss, and even printing ink. […]

How Is Methanol Produced? 

How is methanol produced and what is it used for? Methanol (Methyl-Alcohol) is the simplest form of alcohol, commonly referred to by its chemical  symbol CH30H. It is widely known as the chemical building block for many  products manufactured today including building materials, paints, plastics, and parts for  manufacturing automobiles. It is also considered a […]