Application of Dipropylene Glycol Methyl Ether Acetate (DPMA)
With low odor, low viscosity, good solubility, moderate evaporation rate, and good coupling ability, DPMA can dissolve most of the resin like acrylic resin, epoxy resin, alkyd resin, and polyester resin. It is mainly used in solvent-based paint and silk screen printing ink. Besides, it can dissolve the special resin, and be widely used in flavor and fragrance industries.
Usage of Dipropylene Glycol Methyl Ether Acetate (DPMA)
DPMA is an industrial solvent and coalescing agent. The main commercial uses for DPMA are:
Cleaners – for industrial and residential uses
Coatings – as a solvent for automotive coatings for topcoats and refinishing (enamel paints and lacquers); industrial maintenance coating (corrosion control); metal coil coating (protective finish); and metal finishes
Other – domestic chemical, flavors, fragrance, etc.
CAS NO: 88917-22-0
Boiling point: 200 °C (lit.)
Density: 0.97 g/mL at 25 °C (lit.)
Dipropylene Glycol Methyl Ether Acetate(DPMA) is mainly used as a solvent for inks, paints, inks, textile dyes, and textile oils. It can also be used as a cleaning agent in the production of liquid crystal displays. It is a low-toxicity and high-grade industrial solvent with excellent properties. It has strong solvent power for both polar and non-polar substances and is suitable for high-grade coatings, inks and a variety of polymers, including amino methyl esters, vinyl, polyester, cellulose acetate, alkyds, acrylics, epoxy resins, and nitrocellulose prime. Propylene glycol methyl ether propionate is the best solvent in coatings and inks. It is suitable for unsaturated polyesters, polyurethane resins, acrylic resins, and epoxy resins.
DPMA has low viscosity, strong dissolving power, a moderate evaporation rate, and a good coupling ability. It has good solubility for most resins such as acrylic resin, epoxy resin, alkyd resin, and polyester resin.
Packaging and storage of DPMA
It is packed in 200 liters of galvanized iron drums and transported according to the rules of Class B flammable liquids.
The container for storage should be tightly closed in a cool and dry place. Ensure that the workplace has good ventilation or exhaust equipment. In terms of inadvertent contact with eyes, one should rinse immediately with plenty of water and seek medical advice. One should also wear appropriate protective clothing.