Article no.: HFR Ethyl Acetate
HELM AG is the largest independent ethyl acetate distributor in Europe.
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Ethyl acetate has an important role in the production of paints and varnishes. It is also used in the production of adhesives and in the pharmaceutical industry.
Ethyl acetate – Ethac for short – is a flammable, colourless, liquid solvent sold in large quantities. There are two main processes for producing ethyl acetate: one is based on ethanol, the other on ethylene. Both of these process also require acetic acid as a raw material. As a result of structural marketing agreements with long-standing, reliable suppliers and thanks to having the relevant tank set-up, HELM holds an important position in the ethyl acetate business.
Examples of applications
Ethyl acetate has industrial application as an extraction agent and/or as a processing aid in the manufacture of paints, varnishes, diluting agents and coatings. It also plays a role in manufacturing printing inks, in the packaging industry and in the production of adhesives. Additional fields of application are in pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and body care products.
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