Entries by Melody Weckel

Glycol TPM In Penetrating Oils

What is Glycol TPM? Tripropylene Glycol Methyl Ether, or Glycol TPM is a mixture of organic compounds that is often utilized in industrial or laboratory solvents for a variety of applications. Glycol TPM is often used in applications that require low viscosity, coupling ability, high solvency, high dilution, and low evaporation rate. Benefits of Glycol […]

What Is A Tail Solvent?

A tail solvent is a slow-evaporating solvent that enables paint to evaporate slowly and allows the substance to flow smoothly. A tail solvent is a solvent added in small amounts to organic coating, ink, or paint formulas. Tail solvents are often less volatile than other substances in the paint, ink, or coating formulas. Tail solvents […]

The Benefits of Lacquer Thinner #11

  What is Lacquer Thinner #11? Lacquer Thinner #11 is a mixture of hydrocarbons Toluene, Methanol, and Acetone. Lacquer Thinner #11 is an Ecolink product that features all three of the consistent chemicals found in most lacquer thinner, therefore it functions with consistent ability to act as a strong cleaning agent, fast thinning, and fast […]

The Differences Between MEK and Acetone

MEK’s Relation To Acetone MEK, also known as Butanone and Methyl Ethyl Ketone is a solvent that is related to acetone, because acetone is simply liquid ketone. Since MEK and Acetone share the ketone trait, many assume that they can be used as interchangeable solvents. Acetone and MEK have very similar traits and can be […]

Preptone As An MEK Alternative

Preptone: A Less Toxic Alternative To MEK Methyl Ethyl Ketone is a solvent that is used on both an industrial and household level. MEK is a solvent that is often avoided due to high toxicity and various health hazards, however MEK is actively sought out often due to its high evaporation rate, high boiling rate, […]