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VOC Alternatives. Barton Solvents, Inc. March 2009. Exempt Products. EPA Definition – 40CFR 51.100 Coatings VOC’s Low Vapor Pressure (LVP) Exemption Maximum Incremental Reactivity (MIR). EPA Definition Exempt. Acetone Fast evaporating (V.P. = 185 mmHg) High solvency

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VOC Alternatives

Barton Solvents, Inc.

March 2009


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Exempt Products

  • EPA Definition – 40CFR 51.100

  • Coatings VOC’s

  • Low Vapor Pressure (LVP) Exemption

  • Maximum Incremental Reactivity (MIR)


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EPA Definition Exempt

  • Acetone

  • Fast evaporating (V.P. = 185 mmHg)

  • High solvency

  • Oil/Water Solubility

  • Flammable (- 4 F Flash Pt.)

  • Comparatively Low Odor


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EPA Exempt (Cont.)

  • Methyl Acetate

  • Fast Evaporating (V.P. = 178 mmHg)

  • Good Solvency

  • Oil Soluble

  • Flammable (5 F Flash Point)


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EPA Exempt (Cont.)

  • t-Butyl Acetate

  • Moderate Evaporation

  • Good Solvency

  • Oil Soluble

  • Flammable (40 F Flash Point)

  • Sweet, Synthetic Odor


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EPA Exempt (Cont.)

  • Propylene Carbonate

  • Slow Evaporation

  • Good Solvency

  • Oil Soluble

  • Combustible (180 F Flash)


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Low Vapor Pressure

  • Petroleum Distillates

    • Flash Points

    • Evaporation Rates

  • Exxsol D-80

  • Exxsol D-110


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MIR Values

  • Acetone - 0.43

  • Methyl Ethyl Ketone - 1.49

  • Methyl Isobutyl Ketone - 4.31

  • Methyl Acetate - 0.07

  • Ethyl Acetate - 0.64

  • T-Butyl Acetate - 0.20

  • Propylene Carbonate - 0.25

  • Glycol Ether PM - 2.62

  • Glycol Ether EB - 2.90

  • Isopropyl Alcohol - 0.71

  • Ethyl Alcohol - 1.69

  • Toluene - 3.97

  • Xylene - 7.49

  • CARB Title 17, COR, Subchapter 8.6


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Other Alternatives

  • Dibasic Ester Products – Low V.P. (IRIS)

  • NMP-Based Blends

  • New Chemistries – Palm Oil, 2-EH (Eco-Surf)

  • Water / Water-Based Blends


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Contact Info.

Tom Berkheimer

Barton Solvents, Inc.

[email protected]

Ph: (515) 265-7998


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