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This report covers IPA and Acetone for India, IPA, Acetone and Ethyl Acetate for the Middle East market.
Solvents are liquids which dissolve other substances with water a common example. The selection of a solvent will depend on whether or not something dissolves in it (solvency), its evaporation rate, boiling point, viscosity, surface tension and many other factors.
Isopropanol (IPA) is used as a solvent in cosmetics and personal care products, de-icers, paints and resins, pharmaceuticals, food, inks and adhesives. A pharmaceutical grade of IPA is used in products such as medicinal tablets as well as disinfectants, sterilisers and skin creams. IPA is used in de-icers and cleaning products because it stays in liquid form well below the freezing point of water.
Acetone is a widely used solvent. Pharmaceuticals is the largest consumer of acetone solvent with significant quantities also being used in glass reinforced plastics, cigarette tow, rubber chemicals and household, cosmetic and personal care products.
Ethyl acetate has applications as a solvent in inks for flexographic and rotogravure printing. It is used as an extraction solvent in the production of pharmaceuticals and food, and as a carrier solvent for herbicides.
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