Propylene Carbonate (PC) is used in isocyanate (PMDI) wood binders and adhesives, urethane coatings, elastomers, lithium batteries, cosmetics, synthetic fibers and household cleaners.
It is also used in personal care, agricultural and textile applications.
LyondellBasell is discontinuing the use of Arcosolv and Arconate trademarks effective September 1, 2014.
The chemical and physical properties of the products, product quality, manufacturing process and the manufacturing sites under these trademarks will not change as a result of this project.
We will be working over the coming months to update our MSDSs and technical service literature to reflect this change.
Please contact your LyondellBasell Account Manager to answer any questions you may have.
Benefits and Applications
PC is compatible with isocyanates and is used as a reactive diluent to reduce cost and to improve handling and processing properties in a variety of applications. A more recently discovered application for propylene carbonate is in rechargeable lithium batteries. Eighty percent of a rechargeable lithium battery is a filler, which is propylene carbonate. PC also has numerous applications in the textile and synthetic fiber industries which utilize its outstanding solvency and reactivity.
PC is a polar solvent with a high boiling point, low order of toxicity, and a broad range of applications. PC is stable under most conditions, is neither hygroscopic nor corrosive, and offers several benefits over many other cleanup solvents in the marketplace.