Andreas Woschek

Andreas Woschek

Executive Vice President Chemicals

Butyl Acetate

Butyl Acetate is a solvent mainly used for paint and varnishes as well as resins. It is also used in nail polish and as an ingredient for perfumes.


Butyl Acetate is produced by esterification of Acetic Acid and Butanol under use of a catalyst. The versatility and good availability make Butyl Acetate one of the most common solvents with a large number of consumers. HELM offers its customers local contacts and secure supply from several sources.
HELM offers producers logistics solutions, tailor made marketing models and access to a broad customer base due to our strong network of subsidiaries and synergies from our Acetyls and other solvent business.

Examples of applications

The main application is the production of paint and varnishes which are used in the automotive sector in large quantities. Another important application is resins in all types.
It is also used in nail polish and nail polish remover and as an ingredient for perfumes due to the fruity odor.


  • Bulk in road tank cars
  • Bulk in iso tank containers

Other packaging solutions possible by agreement.


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