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Glycol Ether EEP (ethyl-3-ethoxypropionate)

CAS No: 763-69-9

Ethyl 3-Ethoxypropionate is a type of ether-ester solvent that is slow evaporating and used as a coasting for polymers. With its linear structure and propionyl group in the center of the compound, the material has a lot of unique and desirable properties that aren’t found in other chemical compounds. This high performance solvent is versatile, though you'll most commonly find it being used in high solids bakeware.

Closer Look at the Benefits of EEP:

Ethyl 3-Ethoxypropionate EEP is often used by paint manufacturers, the automotive industry and other industrial applications. It’s an excellent choice for retarder solvent for high performance bake and air dried coatings. Let’s look closer at the many benefits to EEP and the types of applications that this chemical compound may be used for.

  • Good evaporation rate. EEP achieves high gloss, high blush resistance and a high distinctness of image. With a good evaporation rate, these characteristics are one of a kind.

  • Fast solvent release. The solvents release during the second stage to ensure a quality finish. With other chemical agents, the solvents don’t release quickly. If they build up, it becomes difficult to fulfill handling and packaging requirements.

  • High electrical resistance. Paint should have the proper electrical resistance. Ethyl 3-Ethoxypropionate EEP is a good option to offset the lower electrical resistance of polar solvents - ketones, alcohols - that are used in electrostatics high-solids coatings.

  • Low surface tension. Surface tension impacts many coating characteristics such as the leveling of brush marks, cratering, surface wetting and edge pull. Solvents that have low surface tension improve imperfections thanks to these qualities.

  • Urethane-grade quality. EEP contains the lowest level of active hydrogen, otherwise unfavorable coatings would be produced. This happens because of the monomeric side-reaction. With low active hydrogen, EEP has good resistance to moisture and can be used in high performance polyurethane coatings.

Additional benefits of EEP include its low toxicity, high boiling range, low color and high autoignition temperature that allows it to be used on high speed coil coating lines.

Uses for Ethyl 3-Ethoxypropionate EEP

EEP solvent is a great choice for the following types of products and applications:

  • Coil coatings

  • Maintenance coatings

  • Furniture lacquers

  • Plastic coatings

  • Marine coatings

  • Appliance topcoats and primers

  • Aerospace topcoats and primers

  • Air-dry lacquers

  • High solids baking enamels

Silver Fern Chemical is a chemical distributor that carries Ethyl 3-Ethoxypropionate. We can safely and efficiently deliver EEP to your place of business. With our many warehouses, we’ll get you the products you need when you need them.

 

PRODUCT INFORMATION

Also known as: EEP; eep solvent;Ektapro EEP; Ucar Ester EEP; 3-ethoxypropionate;Ektapro EEP Solvent;Ethyl 4-oxahexanoate;Ethyl 3-ethoxypropio;Ethylethoxy propionate;Ethyl-3-ethoxypropionat;ETHYL 3-ETHOXYPROPIONATE

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Glycol Ether EEP (ethyl-3-ethoxypropionate)