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ArroChem’s Glycol Ether DB, also known as Butyl Carbitol, is a versatile organic solvent that belongs to the glycol ether family. It is a clear, colorless liquid with a mild, pleasant odor. Glycol Ether DB is widely used in various industrial applications, including paints and coatings, cleaning agents, inks, and as a coupling agent in chemical processes.

General Characteristics:


Solubility in Water, 25°C:

Specific Gravity:             

Ionic Nature:  


Clear, colorless liquid

Completely soluble

~0.953 – 0.956 g/cm³ at 20°C (68°F)


≥ 99


Glycol Ether DB finds diverse applications across different industries, including but not limited to the following:

  • Paints and Coatings: Used as a solvent in water-based and solvent-based paints and coatings, providing excellent film formation and flow properties.
  • Cleaning Agents: Employed as an effective cleaning agent in household and industrial cleaning products due to its solvency power.
  • Inks: Used in printing inks to dissolve colorants and improve ink flow during printing processes.
  • Chemical Processes: Acts as a coupling agent and solvent in chemical reactions and formulations.
  • Industrial Applications: Found in metal cleaners, surface coatings, and other industrial formulations.



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