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Oxiteno Launches sec-Butyl Acetate Solvent for Nail Enamels with Low VOC Emission

Published on 2012-10-17. Author : SpecialChem

SÃO PAULO -- Oxiteno developed an innovative solution for nail polishes application, the sec-Butyl acetate. The new product substitutes toluene, considered a hazardous air pollutant.

The new raw material delivers a performance similar to or better than the competition products available in the market. Sec-Butyl for nail polishes has received a nod from a project that tested its approval carried out by a major market player, in which the following aspects were examined: shine, coating, color, application, consistency and drying.

Oxiteno has been conducting researching on this technology to test it in nail polishes for two years and the results are excellent. Among its main advantages are the following: scent of fruits; solvents compatible with most acrylic, cellulosic and epoxy resins, ensuring its presence over the drying process; low environmental impact and low Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) emission.

About Oxiteno

Oxiteno is a Brazilian chemical company that operates worldwide and is a leading manufacturer of surfactants and specialty chemicals. Present in eight countries in the Americas and Europe, Oxiteno has ten industrial units located in Brazil, Mexico and Venezuela and sales offices in Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Colombia, United States, Mexico and Venezuela.

Source: Oxiteno


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