Dow’s acetic esters have good solvency power for many natural and synthetic resins (e.g., nitrocellulose) and are commonly used in lacquer thinners, wood lacquers and a wide variety of coatings. Isopropyl and butyl acetate are well established as volatile solvents for the manufacture and application of many types of finishes. Less volatile esters are used as retarder solvents for organic coatings and as coalescing aids for latex paints. All the acetate esters are miscible with many common organic solvents. They are used broadly in printing inks, aerosol sprays, personal care products, as solvents for fragrances, cosmetics, and personal care, and as a processing solvent in the pharmaceutical industry.

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pdf icon Isobutyl Acetate (21 KB PDF)
pdf icon Isopropyl Acetate (18 KB PDF)
pdf icon n-Propyl Acetate (20 KB PDF)