Ethylene glycol ethers and glycol ether acetates are clear liquids with mild, pleasant odors. Due to the presence of both an ether and a hydroxyl group in the same molecule, these products are miscible in water, as well as most organic solvents.


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Product Data and Technical Information

Corporate Statement

Ethylene glycol ethers and acetates are used in paint and coatings, hard-surface cleaners, polishes, solvents, chemical intermediates, surfactants, agricultural chemicals and corrosion inhibitors. They are also used in the electronics market.

Benefits & Applications

In addition to surface coating applications, glycol ethers are used as dye solvents in the printing ink, textile and leather industries, and as a solvent for agricultural applications. Non-solvent applications for glycol ethers include anti-icing agents in jet fuels, fluids for hydraulic systems, and as chemical intermediates for plasticizers.

Chemical Category

Glycol Ethers