EEP (Ethyl 3-Ethoxypropionate) is a slow evaporating ether–ester solvent with excellent solvent properties for a wide range of coating applications. Its linear structure and propionyl group in the center of the molecule give this material a combination of desirable properties not found in other solvents.
These include a slow evaporation rate, good resistance to solvent popping in baking applications, a moderate odor, low surface tension and high electrical resistance. It provides excellent film formation due to its enhanced flow and leveling characteristics.
In addition, it yields low polymer solution viscosities when compared to solvents with similar evaporation rates, provides excellent solvent release from coating films, and gives exceptional flow and leveling with a wide range of coatings.
• High solids coatings
• Printing ink applications
• Automotive refinish
• OEM coatings
• Appliance coatings
• Cleaning fluids
• Printing inks
• Solvents for cosmetics/personal care products
• Polymerization solvent for high solids acrylics resins