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Propylene Glycol Normal Propyl Ether / Normal Propoxy Propanol

SeperatorPropylene Glycol Normal Propyl Ether / Normal Propoxy Propanol is a colorless, flammable liquid with an ether-like odor. Propylene Glycol Normal Propyl Ether / Normal Propoxy Propanol offers an excellent balance between hydrophilic and hydrophobic properties, and is our most hydrophobic glycol ether that still maintains complete water solubility and has good coupling. Propylene Glycol Normal Propyl Ether / Normal Propoxy Propanol is primarily used in cleaning products, where its fast evaporation rate and excellent ability to solubilize organic soils makes it useful in a wide variety of formulation systems. It also demonstrates good solvency for coating resins. The properties of Propylene Glycol Normal Propyl Ether / Normal Propoxy Propanol support its use in coatings, cleaning, ink, agricultural, textile and adhesive products. Propylene Glycol Normal Propyl Ether / Normal Propoxy Propanol and blends are substitutes for many ethylene glycol ethers (E-series).

Chemical Name: Propoxy Propanol
Chemical Family: Propylene Glycol Ether
Other Names:
  • Arcosolv PNP
  • Dowanol PnP
  • Normal Propoxy Propanol
  • Propylene Glycol Normal Propyl Ether
Chemical Formula: C6H14O2

 

Used in: Advantages:
  • Household and industrial cleaners, grease and paint removers, metal cleaners, and hard surface cleaners
  • Water-based latex coatings
  • Water-reducible aerosol paint formulations
  • Colorless
  • Low odor
  • Completely water soluble
  • Excellent balance of aqueous and organic solubility
  • Good chemical stability

Benefits and Applications

Coatings

Propylene Glycol Normal Propyl Ether / Normal Propoxy Propanol is colorless and water-soluble. It's characterized by low odor, good solvent properties, good chemical stability, and low volatility. It is used as a cosolvent for waterborne coatings. Propylene Glycol Normal Propyl Ether / Normal Propoxy Propanol has excellent coalescing properties and promotes stability in waterborne coatings.Propylene Glycol Normal Propyl Ether / Normal Propoxy Propanol is a good substitute for E-series solvents, EP (ethylene glycol propyl ether) and Glycol Ether EB / Butyl Cellosolve / Butyl Glycol (ethylene glycol butyl ether).

Cleaners

Propylene Glycol Normal Propyl Ether / Normal Propoxy Propanol can be used in floor wax strippers and in many types of hard-surface cleaners, such as glass, metal, tile, ceramic, and general-purpose cleaners. Propylene Glycol Normal Propyl Ether / Normal Propoxy Propanol facilitates the removal of water-soluble or water-dispersible soils. It is a good coupling solvent for many oils.

Other Applications

The properties listed in the previous section also support the use of Propylene Glycol Normal Propyl Ether / Normal Propoxy Propanol in agriculture, cosmetics, electronics, ink, textile and adhesive products. Specific end uses may require approval by appropriate regulatory agencies.

 

 

 

 

 

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