Arkema diacetone alcohol or DAA is an oxygenated solvent derived from acetone which has two alcohol and ketone functions. It has a high purity. It is colourless and odourless and has a low evaporation rate. Diacetone alcohol is mainly used in paints and coatings (coil coatings, wood varnishes, architectural coatings…). It is a good solvent for organic peroxides. It can also be used for the treatment of textiles and leather, in chemical synthesis or as a cleaning solvent.
Hexylene Glycol or HG is an oxygenated solvent derived from acetone which has two alcohol functions. It has a low evaporation rate and it is completely miscible with water. It is mainly used as a solvent or coupling agent. It is a potential substitute for glycol ethers. It is also an effective shrinkage reduction admixture or SRA for concrete and mortar. Hexylene glycol can also be used as a building block in chemical synthesis. Hexylene glycol is a key solvent in many markets such as paints & coatings, metal working fluids, detergency, cosmetics & fragrances, textiles & leather.
Isophorone (IPHO) is used in many end markets such as agrochemicals, fine chemistry, coating, inks, epoxy systems, isocyanates. IPHO, an unsaturated cyclic ketone, is a raw material in many chemical synthesis: IPDA/IPDI (isophorone diamine / isophorone diisocyanate), PCMX (antimicrobial derivatives of 3,5-xylenol), Trimethylcyclohexanone… IPHO is also used as a solvent, especially in coatings, inks and agrochemicals.
MIBC (Methylisobutylcarbinol) is a colorless liquid C6 branched alcohol. It is used in the synthesis of lub oil addtives (ZDDP) for anti-wear and anti-corrosion. It is also commonly used as a large range flotation frother in copper (polymetallic) and coal minings. MIBC can also be used in coatings or fine chemistry
MIBK (Methylisobutylketone) is a stable, medium evaporating liquid and compatible with many organic materials, which makes it a good industrial solvent. MIBK can also be used in order to extract, separate and purify various products. It is used in the pharmaceutical, agrochemical industries, in fine chemistry… It is also commonly used as a solvent in paints, lacquers, varnishes and adhesives. An other major use for MIBK is as a chemical intermediate in the synthesis of a rubber anti-ozonant additive in tyres.
Trimethylcyclohexanone (TMCHONE) is a high-boiling solvent which has limited miscibility with water but is infinitely miscible with most of the organic solvents. Arkema Trimethylcyclohexanone is an excellent solvent in a wide variety of markets: paints and coatings, agrochemistry, textile & leather, fine chemistry, construction, automotive... Arkema Trimethylcyclohexanone can be used as solvent, co-solvent, flow-control agent, plasticizer, thinner, or starting material for chemical syntheses, etc.