What is Ethylene Glycol Diacetate?
EGDA is a colourless, low odour solvent with a very slow evaporation profile that finds major applications in foundry core-binding and in thermoplastic acrylic coatings.
|Product Name||Ethylene Glycol Diacetate|
|Synonyms||1,2-Diacetoxyethane, Ethylene diacetate, Glycol diacetate|
|Physical State||Colourless liquid|
|Solubility in water||16.4% by weight|
EGDA offers an excellent combination of good environmental properties in association with its very low evaporation rate such as Low MIR, non-HAP, non-Sara and is biodegradable.
EGDA imparts excellent flow properties in baking lacquers and enamels and where thermoplastic acrylic resins are used.
EGDA is also a good solvent for cellulosic coatings and can be used in some ink systems such as screen inks.
It has found use as a perfume fixative, and has reported applications in waterborne adhesives.