What is Diethylene Glycol Monobutyl Ether?
This product is created when ethylene oxide and n-butanol are combined. It is a clear liquid with a very low odor and high boiling point.
Diethylene Glycol Monobutyl Ether Uses:
This product is used primarily in the manufacturing of lacquers based on nitrocellulose, cellulose ethers and chlorinated rubber. A small quantity is also used in combination lacquers. Glycol DB works as an inert ingredient and also as a deactivator for formulation before the crops emerges from the soil and as stabilizer. Other applications of Glycol DB are as a dispersant for vinyl chloride resins in organosols, a diluent for hydraulic brake fluids, and a mutual solvent for soap, oil, and water in household cleaners. Also, textile industries use Glycol DB as a wetting-out solution. Also, it is used as a coupling solvent in liquid cleaners, cutting fluids, and textile auxiliaries. In the printing industry, Glycol DB application include: solvent in lacquers, paints, and printing inks; high boiling point solvent to improve gloss and flow properties; and used as a solubilizer in mineral oil products.
How to be safe while using Glycol DB
For commercial workers and other consumers that are constantly exposed to this product should be very careful every time that they are in contact with the product. Essentially, when coating is applied to surfaces or when liquid products containing Glycol DB try to avoid inhalation or dermal contact.