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DOWANOL™ DPM Glycol Ether

Applications: Resin Manufacturing, Architectural Coatings, Textile Coatings & Inks

Product Families: Finishing Additives & Treatments, Functional Additives, Esters & Ethers

Chemical Family: Glycols, Glycol Ethers, Ethers

End Uses: Solventborne Ink, Screen Printing Ink, Gravure Ink

DOWANOL™ DPM glycol ether is a mid-to slow evaporating solvent. This hydrophilic solvent has 100% water solubility and is ideally suited as a coupling agent in a wide range of solvent systems. DOWANOL™ DPM glycol ether has a higher flash point than DOWANOL™ PM glycol ether making it easier to handle, store, and ship. Often incorporated into latex emulsion coatings DOWANOL™ DPM glycol ether can be used to prevent shocking (coagulation of emulsion) when hydrophobic solvents are used. More broadly, its hydrophilic nature makes it an ideal coupling aid in water reducible coatings, and cleaning applications. DOWANOL™ DPM glycol ether’s intermediate evaporation rate allow it to be used in a potentially wider range of systems than many other solvents.

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DOWANOL™ PMA Glycol Ether Acetate

Applications: Textile Coatings & Inks, Screen Printing, Inkjet Printing

Product Families: Esters & Ethers, Esters

Chemical Family: Esters, Glycols, Glycol Ethers

End Uses: Screen Printing Ink, Inkjet Ink, Gravure Ink

DOWANOL™ PMA glycol ether has the lowest viscosity of the entire line of DOWANOL™ glycol ethers (1.1 centipoise at 25oC), and it provides superb viscosity reduction. The remaining OH group in the glycol ether molecule is capped with an acetate group, which reduces its polarity and reduces the solvent’s viscosity. The acetate group also eliminates the reactive hydrogen from the OH group found in other glycol ethers; thus, DOWANOL™ PMA glycol ether is an excellent solvent choice for urethanes and other proton-sensitive systems. DOWANOL™ PMA glycol ether is a relatively fast-evaporating glycol ether, and it sets a performance standard in high-solids, solvent-borne systems. It provides excellent active solvency for a very wide range of resin types, including acrylics, epoxies, alkyds, polyesters and many other.

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DOWANOL™ DPnB Glycol Ether

Applications: Industrial Coatings, Architectural Coatings, Automotive OEM Coatings

Product Families: Solvents & Carriers, Performance Additives, Other Functional Additives

Chemical Family: Diols, Glycols, Glycol Ethers

End Uses: Industrial Cleaners, Degreasers, Cleaners

DOWANOL™ DPnB glycol ether is a slow-evaporating, hydrophobic glycol ether with excellent surface tension-lowering ability and coalescing properties. DOWANOL™ DPnB is a relatively slow-evaporating solvent which is one of our most efficient coalescents in water-borne latex systems. DOWANOL™ DPnB glycol ether combines a number of properties that contribute to very high latex film quality: 1) high polymer plasticizing efficiency, 2) large molecular size and therefore greater polymer mobility contribution, 3) strong partitioning to the polymer phase, and 4) relatively slow evaporation rate. This product is compatible with many different resin types. DOWANOL™ DPnB glycol ether also provides excellent surface tension lowering ability, and is useful in cleaning products by itself or when blended with other products such as DOWANOL™ DPM glycol ether. Used alone in cold metal cleaning, DOWANOL™ DPnB glycol ether is a good solvent for removing oils and greases.

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DOWANOL™ TPM Glycol Ether

Applications: Resin Manufacturing, Architectural Coatings, Industrial Cleaning

Product Families: Esters & Ethers, Ethers, Drift Control, Foam Markers & Thickeners

Chemical Family: Ethers, Glycols, Glycol Ethers

End Uses: Solventborne Coating, Stamp Pads, Reverse Osmosis

DOWANOL™ TPM glycol ether is a hydrophilic, slow-evaporating glycol ether with an excellent active solvency and coupling power. DOWANOL™ TPM glycol ether is an ideal choice when high polymer solvency and extended system residence time are required. It can maintain rheological properties over time in products such as stamp pads and ball point pen inks. Its high boiling and flash points make it an excellent choice for use in oven cleaners, and as a tailing solvent in high-solids, solvent-based coatings.