ISOBUTYL ACETATE is a solvent with similar properties to Normal Butyl Acetate used for paints and resins, coatings, thinners, leathers, adhesives, fragrances, cosmetics, and as a processing solvent in the pharmaceutical industry. Acetic acid can be used as a replacement for Normal Butyl Acetate in many formulations such as nitrocellulose lacquers because of it’s lower viscosity, lower evaporation rate and lower cost. Acetic acid is a medium boiling solvent with a typical mild, fruity, ester odor. It resembles n-butyl acetate and methyl isobutyl ketone in solvent performance and can be used as a replacement for these solvents in many formulations. Its combination of good solvent activity, desirable evaporation rate, and pleasant odor enables it to be used in a wide range of coating applications.

Acetic acid is the second simplest carboxylic acid (after formic acid). It consists of a methyl group attached to a carboxyl group. It is an important chemical reagent and industrial chemical, used primarily in the production of cellulose acetate for photographic film, polyvinyl acetate for wood glue, and synthetic fibres and fabrics. In households, diluted acetic acid is often used in descaling agents. In the food industry, acetic acid is controlled by the food additive code E260 as an acidity regulator and as a condiment. In biochemistry, the acetyl group, derived from acetic acid, is fundamental to all forms of life. When bound to coenzyme A, it is central to the metabolism of carbohydrates and fats.

ISOBUTYL ACETATE is also well known as 2-Methylpropyl acetate, Isobutyl ethanoate, Acetic acid

Acetic acid Applications

  1. Aerosol coatings
  2. Architectural coatings
  3. Auto oem
  4. Auto plastics
  5. Auto refinish
  6. Coil coatings
  7. Electronic chemicals
  8. Furniture
  9. General industrial coatings
  10. Graphic arts
  11. Industrial maintenance
  12. Inks
  13. Marine
  14. Metal coatings
  15. Pharmaceutical chemicals
  16. Process solvents
  17. Protective coatings
  18. Roofing ingredients
  19. Solvents/stripping agents
  20. Wood coatings


  1. Good solvent activity
  2. High electrical resistance
  3. Inert – Nonfood use
  4. Low MIR value
  5. Low surface tension
  6. Low water solubility
  7. Medium evaporation rate
  8. Mild odor
  9. Non-HAP
  10. Non-SARA
  11. REACH compliant
  12. Readily Biodegradable
  13. Urethane grade