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Solvay's Portfolio of Oxygenated Solvents



Ester solvents characteristically have strong hydrogen bonds and polarity. They are able to dissolve a wide range of organic compounds, particularly biological species or environments that may act as corrosion attack facilitators on metallic substrates.

Ester solvents are non-toxic and biodegradable; thus, they are widely used instead of volatile, highly regulated aromatic solvents.



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Ketones are organic substances where the carbonyl functional group is linked to two carbon atoms. Acetone is the simplest form of a ketone and evaporates very quickly and is especially useful where a finished product needs to dry rapidly within a process. It is used to obtain a solvent for enamels, resins and varnishes. 

Ketones are a group of solvent products widely used in cosmetics and personal care, surface coatings, pharmaceutical manufacture, printing inks, resins and a number of other industrial applications.




Alcohols are organic compounds that have the hydroxyl functional group (─ OH) attached to one or more saturated carbons. They are very reactive compounds due to the presence of hydroxyl, having an acidic character and therefore react with metals, anhydrides, acid chlorides, alkali metals, etc.




Glycol is an organic compound belonging to the alcohol family. 

Glycols or diols, has two hydroxyl (―OH) groups  attached to different carbon atoms, they are aliphatic alcohols commonly used in cosmetics, pharmaceuticals and industrial applications.




Solvay offers an innovative line of solvents developed from glycerin, a renewable source. This solvent, an alternative to the petrochemical ones, is a colorless and clear liquid composed of versatile molecules, with high solubility power, low odor, non-corrosive and low volatility as the main features.






Exclusive Blends 


High performance solvent blends applied in various consumer goods and industrial markets.