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Dowanol™ Dpm Glycol Ether product card banner

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DOWANOL™ DPM Glycol Ether

Applications: Coatings & Finishes, Building Envelope, Flooring & Surfaces

Product Families: Additives, Solvents & Carriers, Functional Additives

Chemical Family: Glycols, Ethers, Glycol Ethers

End Uses: Solventborne Coating, Waterborne Coating, Flexography 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™ TPM Glycol Ether

Applications: Coatings & Finishes, Building Envelope, Chemical & Industrial Manufacturing

Product Families: Solvents & Carriers, Esters & Ethers, Functional Additives

Chemical Family: Glycols, Ethers, Glycol Ethers

End Uses: Solventborne Coating, Hard Surface Cleaners, Household Cleaners

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.

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Dow North America Monoethanolamine (MEA)

INCI Name: Ethanolamine

Applications: Chemical & Industrial Manufacturing, Textiles & Nonwovens, Fluids & Lubricants

Product Families: Additives, Functional Additives, Performance Additives

Chemical Family: Alcohols, Amines

End Uses: Metalworking Fluids, Cleaners, Detergents

DOW Monoethanolamine (MEA) offers abroad spectrum of application opportunities, primarily in detergents, textile finishing and wood treating. Other applications include use as “down hole” in oil well chemicals and in metal working to prevent corrosion, and as catalysts that promote stability during the reaction process in the manufacture of flexible and rigid urethane foams. Because MEA combines the properties of amines and alcohols, MEA exhibits the unique capability of undergoing reactions common to both groups. As an amine, MEA is mildly alkaline and react with acids to form salts or soaps. As an alcohol, MEA is hygroscopic and can be esterfied. Features & Benefits Detergents MEA imparts a reserve alkalinity to the laundry bath, which is essential to efficient cleaning. MEA is an effective oil and anti-redeposition agent. Textile Finishing MEA is used as reaction intermediates for the preparation of durable press fabric finishes and softeners. When reacted to form amine soaps, useful as scouring agents for wool and silk because of its low alkalinity. Because it is hygroscopic, MEA is used in the preparation of vat printing pastes. Wood Treating MEA is used in both alkaline copper quaternary(ACQ) and copper azole formulations for treating wood to improve its resistance to pests and decay. Both are arsenic-free alternatives to the phased- out CCA formulations.

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DOWANOL™ PMA Glycol Ether Acetate

Applications: Coatings & Finishes, Devices & Assemblies, Parts & Components

Product Families: Solvents & Carriers, Esters & Ethers, Solvents

Chemical Family: Acetates, Esters, Glycols

End Uses: Coil Coating, Powder Coating, Solventborne Coating

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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Butyl CELLOSOLVE™ Solvent

Applications: Coatings & Finishes, Building Envelope, Building Materials

Product Families: Additives, Solvents & Carriers, Functional Additives

Chemical Family: Glycols, Ethers, Glycol Ethers

End Uses: Primer, Solventborne Coating, Waterborne Coating

Butyl CELLOSOLVE™ glycol ether is a fast-evaporating glycol ether with an excellent balance of hydrophilic and hydrophobic character; excellent active solvency and coupling properties. Butyl CELLOSOLVE™ is a very versatile solvent product with a good balance of many different properties. With a nearly equal balance of hydrophobic and hydrophilic character, Butyl CELLOSOLVE™ glycol ether provides excellent performance in coatings, cleaners, and many other types of products. It is one of our fastest evaporating glycol ethers. Butyl CELLOSOLVE™ glycol ether is compatible with a wide range of resin types, and it also offers 100% water solubility.

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Butyl CARBITOL™ Solvent

Applications: Building Envelope, Textiles & Nonwovens, Building & Construction

Product Families: Additives, Solvents & Carriers, Functional Additives

Chemical Family: Glycols, Ethers, Glycol Ethers

End Uses: Waterborne Coating, Screen Printing Ink, Solventborne Ink

Butyl CARBITOL™ is a slow-evaporating, hydrophilic glycol ether with excellent coalescing and coupling power. Butyl CARBITOL™ glycol ether can be considered a slower-evaporating analog of Butyl CELLOSOLVE™ glycol ether. It can be used in combination with Butyl CELLOSOLVE™ glycol ether to lower the evaporation rate and increase the hydrophobicity of the solvent package. In addition, Butyl CARBITOL™ glycol ether offers 100% water solubility.

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Dow North America Triethanolamine (TEA)

INCI Name: Triethanolamine

Applications: Chemical & Industrial Manufacturing, Textiles & Nonwovens, Fluids & Lubricants

Product Families: Additives, Functional Additives, Performance Additives

Chemical Family: Alcohols, Amines

End Uses: Metalworking Fluids, Cleaners, Detergents

DOW Triethanolamine (TEA) offers a broad spectrum of application opportunities, primarily in detergents and textile finishing. Other applications include use as intermediates in concrete additives and adhesive, rubber, agricultural and photographic chemicals; use as a component of cement grinding aids; use as “down hole” in oil well chemicals and in metalworking to prevent corrosion; and use as catalysts that promote stability during the reaction process in the manufacture of flexible and rigid urethane foams. Because TEA combines the properties of amines and alcohols, TEA exhibits the unique capability of undergoing reactions common to both groups. As an amine, TEA is mildly alkaline and reacts with acids to form salts or soaps. As an alcohol, TEA is hygroscopic and can be esterfied. Features & Benefits Detergents TEA imparts a reserve alkalinity to the laundry bath, which is essential to efficient cleaning. TEA is an effective oil and anti-redeposition agent. Textile Finishing TEA is used as reaction intermediates for the preparation of durable press fabric finishes and softeners. When reacted to form amine soaps, useful as scouring agents for wool and silk because of its low alkalinity. Because it is hygroscopic, TEA is used in the preparation of vat printing pastes. TEA is also useful in making acetate rayon dyes.