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Eastman EB Solvent (Ethylene Glycol Monobutyl Ether) offers numerous benefits in coating, ink, and cleaner applications. It is an excellent solvent for many coatings resin types, including alkyd, phenolic, maleic, epoxy, and nitrocellulose resins. It is an exceptional retarder solvent for lacquers, improving gloss and flow-out. Eastman™ EB Solvent is also widely used in amine-solubilized, water-based coatings because of its high flash point, complete water solubility, slow evaporation rate, low surface tension, and high coupling efficiency. This product is an effective coalescent that improves film integrity in both architectural and industrial maintenance latex paints. Its unique combination of properties enables the effective removal of contaminants when used in Industrial & Institutional and/or household cleaners. On November 18, 2004, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) removed ethylene glycol monobutyl ether (EGBE) from the Clean Air Act (CAA) list of Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAP). Thus, EGBE is no longer subject to the Maximum Achievable Control Technology (MACT), residual risk and other specific requirements found in the CAA. Eastman sells EGBE under the brand name Eastman™ EB Solvent. The chemical substances for this product are listed as Inert Ingredients Permitted for Use in Nonfood Use Pesticide Products, and in Food Use Pesticide Products with limitations, under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). For details on specific permissions, click here.

Eastman EB Solvent

Producer: 
Eastman
Eastman EB Solvent (Ethylene Glycol Monobutyl Ether) offers numerous benefits in coating, ink, and cleaner applications. It is an excellent solvent for many coatings resin types, including alkyd, phenolic, maleic, epoxy, and nitrocellulose resins. It is an exceptional retarder solvent for lacquers, improving gloss and flow-out. Eastman™ EB Solvent is also widely used in amine-solubilized, water-based coatings because of its high flash point, complete water solubility, slow evaporation rate, low surface tension, and high coupling efficiency. This product is an effective coalescent that improves film integrity in both architectural and industrial maintenance latex paints. Its unique combination of properties enables the effective removal of contaminants when used in Industrial & Institutional and/or household cleaners. On November 18, 2004, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) removed ethylene glycol monobutyl ether (EGBE) from the Clean Air Act (CAA) list of Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAP). Thus, EGBE is no longer subject to the Maximum Achievable Control Technology (MACT), residual risk and other specific requirements found in the CAA. Eastman sells EGBE under the brand name Eastman™ EB Solvent. The chemical substances for this product are listed as Inert Ingredients Permitted for Use in Nonfood Use Pesticide Products, and in Food Use Pesticide Products with limitations, under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). For details on specific permissions, click here.
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Features & Benefits

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Benefit Claims
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End Use Claims
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Product Highlights
  • Efficient coalescent
  • Excellent coupling efficiency
  • Good solvent activity
  • High blush resistance
  • Inert - Food use with limitations
  • Inert - Nonfood use
  • Low surface tension
  • Miscible with water and most organic liquids
  • Non-HAP
  • REACH compliant
  • Readily biodegradable
  • Slow evaporation rate

Applications & Uses

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Application Format
Hair Care Applications
Nail Care Applications
Recommended Applications
  • Aerosol coatings
  • Aerospace coatings
  • Architectural coatings
  • Auto OEM
  • Auto refinish
  • Coil coatings
  • Commerical printing inks
  • Construction chemicals
  • Fabric care
  • Formulators
  • Furniture
  • Graphic arts
  • Hard surface care
  • Industrial cleaners
  • Institutional cleaners
  • Janitorial & household cleaners
  • Lubricants
  • Marine
  • Oil or gas processing
  • Paints & coatings
  • Process solvents
  • Protective coatings
  • Rubber modification
  • Soap/detergents
  • Wood coatings

Properties

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Physical Form
Typical Properties
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
Acidity as Acetic Acidmax. 0.01wt %-
Assaymin. 99wt %-
Autoignition Temperature238 (460)°C (°F)D 2155
Azeotropes BP98.8 (209.8)°C (°F)-
Azeotropes Water79.2wt %-
Blush Resistance at 80°F (26.7°C)96 RH%-
Boiling Point at 760 mm Hg Dry Point172.5 (343)°C (°F)-
Boiling Point at 760 mm Hg Initial169 (336)°C (°F)-
Color Pt-Comax. 10--
Critical Pressure32 ATMATM-
Critical Temperature326.8°C-
Critical Volume400.0ml/g·mol-
Dilution Ratio Toluene3.4--
Dilution Ratio VMP Naphtha2.1--
Electrical Resistancemax. 0.2Megohms-
Empirical FormulaC6H14O2--
Evaporation Rate (ether = 1)136.0--
Evaporation Rate (n-butyl acetate = 1)0.09--
Expansion Coefficient at 20°C0.00092°C-
Explosive Limits in Air Lower at 93°C1.1Vol %-
Explosive Limits in Air Upper at 135°C12.7Vol %-
Fire Point70 (158)°C (°F)-
Flash Point Tag Closed Cup62 (143)°C (°F)-
Flash Point Tag Open Cup70 (158)°C (°F)-
Freezing Point-75 (-103)°C (°F)-
Hansen Solubility Parameters Hydrogen Bonding6.0--
Hansen Solubility Parameters Nonpolar7.8--
Hansen Solubility Parameters Polar2.5--
Hansen Solubility Parameters Total10.2--
Heat of Combustion-848.5kcal/g·mol-
Heat of Vaporization11060.0cal/g·mol-
Liquid Heat Capacity at 25°C65.49cal/(g,mol)(°C)-
Liquid Viscosity at 20°C3.3cp-
Maximum Incremental Reactivity (MIR)2.9--
Molecular Weight118.17--
NFPA Classification 30IIIA--
Nitrocellulose SolubilityActive--
Refractive Index at 20°C1.4193--
Solubility in Water at 20°CComplete--
Specific Gravity at 20°C0.902--
Surface Tension at 20°C26.6dynes/cm-
TLV PPM 199825.0--
TLV PPM 199920.0--
Vapor Density (air = 1)4.1--
Vapor Pressure at 20°C0.6mm Hg-
Vapor Pressure at 55°C0.97kPa-
Color Value
(Pt/Cobalt) <10
Viscosity
(at 20 C) 6.40cP
Specific Gravity
0.902
Boiling Point
169-172.5 C
Flash Point
62 C
Vapor Pressure
(at 20 C) 0.6mmHg
Molecular Weight
118.17
Refractive Index
1.4193
Soluble in
Water

Regulatory & Compliance

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Documents (6)

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Type
EB Solvent (Ethylene Glycol Monobutyl Ether) Sales Specifications Sheet
Other
Solvents: US regulatory information
Brochure
Eastman solvents: Delivering performance in cleaners
Brochure
Eastman Solvents - Eastman EB Solvent
Brochure
Eastman products for graphic arts and inks
Brochure