Ethyl acetate is used in a variety of coating formulations such as epoxies, urethanes, cellulosics, acrylics and vinyls. Ethyl acetate is also used as a solvent in a number of applications.
Global demand for ethyl acetate is expected to grow at 3-4%/year because of strong demand for surface coatings and as a replacement for restricted solvents. Geographically, the strongest demand will be in China and Southeast Asia.
The main process to manufacture ethyl acetate involves the esterification of ethanol with acetic acid. Some is produced by the catalytic condensation of acetaldehyde with alkoxides.
Ethyl acetate is a colourless, mobile, volatile liquid, with a characteristic pleasant fruity odour. It is highly flammable and can form explosive mixtures with air, and should be stored in a well-ventilated area at room temperature away from sources of ignition.
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Ethyl acetate is used in a variety of coating formulations such as epoxies, urethanes, cellulosics, acrylics and vinyls. Applications for these coatings are numerous including wood furniture and fixtures, agricultural, construction and mining equipment, auto refinishing, and maintenance and marine uses.
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The main method to manufacture ethyl acetate involves the esterification of ethanol with acetic acid although some is produced by the catalytic condensation of acetaldehyde with alkoxides. Solutia obtains ethyl acetate as a coproduct in production of polyvinyl alcohol, which the company uses captively in the manufacture of polyvinyl butyral.
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