CARBITOL™ Solvent are solvents that provide a good balance of volatility, solvency and water solubility for such applications as coatings and printing inks.


Methyl CARBITOL™ glycol ether is a very hydrophilic, slow-evaporating glycol ether that is primarily used as a de-icing additive for aviation fuel. This glycol ether can also be used in coalescing blends with other solvents where high polymer solvency and tailing activities are needed.

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Used In:

  • Solvent-based silk screen printing inks
  • De-icing additives for aviation fuel
  • Stamp pad inks and ball point and felt tip writing pen inks
  • Pastes used in printing cellulose acetate and polyester fabrics
  • Vat dyeing fabrics


  • Powerful solvency
  • High dilution ratio
  • Low evaporation rate
  • Coupling ability
  • Viscosity control

Typical Properties

Molecular Weight:  120.1 (G/Mol)

Boiling Point:  381°F 194°C (760 mmHg, 1.01 Bar)

Viscosity:  3.5

Specific Heat:  2.3 (J/G/°C, 25°C)

Heat of Vaporization:  369 J/G (At Normal Boiling Point)

Surface Tension:   24.6 (Dynes/Cm, 25°C)

Solubility in Water:  G/100 G, 25°C


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