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Polar solvents > for construction materials

Polar solvents for construction applications are oxygenated solvents consisting of the product families Butoxies (Solvenon® PnBs), Butyl Glycols, and Acetates.

Brands for construction materials


Properties of polar solvents for construction materials

Properties of Glycols

  • Colourless, neutral, slightly hygroscopic, mobile liquid with a mild odour.
  • Glycols are miscible with water and common organic solvents in all proportions at room temperature.
  • The miscibility of n-Hexyl Glycol with water is however limited.

Properties of Solvenon®

Solvenon®  types are also known as Butoxies or as PnB, DPnB or TPnB

  • Colourless.
  • Dependent on the product Solvenon®  types have different volatilities and low odour.
  • Other properties depend on the individual product, making them suitable for different purposes.

Properties of Acetates

  • Low to medium volatity.
  • With solvent power for numerous natural and synthetic resins and dyes.

Applications of polar solvents for construction materials

Applications of Glycols for construction materials

  • Used as flow promotors in construction.
  • Glycols reduce the tendency to blistering.
  • Glycols improve the levelling and the gloss.
  • Butyl Glycols can be used to coalesce our Acronal® dispersions in order to reach best properties of film forming and glass transition temperatures.

Applications of Solvenon® for construction materials

  • Used for dispersion paints as coalescent aid.

Applications of Acetates for construction materials

  • Used as solvents.


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