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Solvents for Industrial Applications


Solvents are those substances that cause other substances to dissolve. What you’re probably more familiar with are liquid solvents, such as water. But there are also solid, gaseous, and supercritical liquid solvents. 

Common Examples of Solvents

The number one example of a solvent is water. But what other solvents are there?

  • 1.1.1-Trichloroethane 
  • Acetone
  • Dichloromethane 
  • Ethyl Acetate
  • Hexane 
  • Methanol 
  • Methyl Acetate
  • Methyl Ethyl Ketone
  • Perchloroethylene 
  • Petroleum Spirits 
  • Toluene 
  • Trichloroethylene 
  • Xylene 

Applications of Solvents

Solvents are used in various applications and industries. Some of these industries include:

  • Aerosols
  • Adhesives
  • Agrochemicals
  • Automotive
  • Construction 
  • Cosmetics
  • Dry cleaning 
  • Engineering 
  • Foodstuff 
  • Footwear
  • Inks
  • Oil and Gas
  • Paints
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Plastics 
  • Printing 
  • Rubber 
  • Textiles 
  • Woodworking and Furniture

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