It is also used in printing inks when very slow drying is desired. In textile dyeing, it promotes rapid, uniform penetration of dyes. This solvent is used as a coalescent in architectural paints, industrial latex paints, and as an organosol dispersant. For details on specific permissions, click here.
2-Butoxyethanol | C6H14O2 - PubChem
To comply with environmental regulations, formulators have reformulated to water-based systems using non-hazardous air pollutants non-HAP cosolvents and developed new resin technology. In fully formulated water-based systems, however, changing the solvent system to meet environmental regulations has wide ranging effects on viscosity, surface defects, film shrinkage, adhesion, and durability. Formulators often adjust paint viscosity by balancing the levels of cosolvents, surfactants, and rheology modifiers. Reformulating with non-HAPs solvents such as propylene oxide-based glycol ethers PG-glycol ethers helps reduce volatile organic content VOC to meet environmental compliance and eliminates HAPs reporting requirements.
Diethylene glycol monobutyl ether
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. This product is an effective coalescent that improves film integrity in both architectural and industrial maintenance latex paints.
This colorless liquid has a sweet, ether -like odor, as it derives from the family of glycol ethers , and is a butyl ether of ethylene glycol. As a relatively nonvolatile, inexpensive solvent, it is used in many domestic and industrial products because of its properties as a surfactant. It is a known respiratory irritant  and can be acutely toxic but animal studies did not find it to be mutagenic, and no studies suggest it is a human carcinogen. In use since the s, glycol ethers are solvents that dissolve both water-soluble and hydrophobic substances. Glycol ethers consist of two components, an alcohol and ether.