Butyl Acetate (BUTAC)
Butyl Acetate is an organic compound, an ester of acetic acid and n-butyl alcohol. Butyl Acetate is found in various fruits, and is characterized by the ability to provide a distinctive flavor and a pleasant fragrance. On an industrial scale, it is usually produced by the esterification of butanol and acetic acid, with sulfuric acid serving as the catalyst. Butyl Acetate is used as a solvent in a variety of technical industries.
Butyl Acetate is in the form of a colorless liquid. It has a pungent but slightly fruity odor. It is highly flammable. Butyl Acetate is slightly soluble in water, but is highly miscible with alcohols, esters, and glycols. It is moderately volatile, evaporating fairly quickly, and is miscible with all conventional solvents.
The shelf life of Butyl Acetate is 12 months.
Foodcom S.A. supplies its Business Partners with Butyl Acetate in bulk, drums and IBC containers.
Because of its volatility and miscibility with other solvents, Butyl Acetate is used as a solvent in the production of paints, varnishes, coatings, leather, and resins. Butyl Acetate ensures that these products have the right consistency.
Butyl Acetate is also applied in the production processes in the cosmetics industry The ingredient here plays the role of a solvent dissolving nitrocellulose. As a result, the products spread more easily and dry faster. In the manufacture of perfumes, it is a fragrance due to its fruity odor.
In the pharmaceutical industry, it is often used as a solvent or as a substance for extracting oils and coatings.
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