Isobutanol is used as a solvent in the paints and varnishes industry.
Isobutanol is a clear, low-viscosity, neutral liquid with a characteristic odour. Isobutanol has limited water solubility. It is used as a solvent and as a feedstock for syntheses of various substances. In addition, the product can readily be mixed with all other commonly used solvents. The logistics of handling the product are relatively straightforward. Isobutanol is both marketed by HELM AG in Europe as well as exported in bulk quantities – with the backing of various suppliers.
Examples of applications
The bulk of the production of pure isobutanol is used as a solvent in the paint and varnishes industry in the form of derivatives, primarily esters.
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- Bulk in iso tank containers
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