Glossary

Solvents (organic)

are ring- or chain-shaped compounds from the extraction of coal or natural gas. They are able to dissolve the solid components required for the lacquer such as resin and cellulose wool and shape them ready for use. The resulting concentrate can be extended up to a specific threshold with so-called diluents or thinners.

Aliphates (benzine, turpentine subsitute, white spirit);

Alcohols (methanol, ethanol, propanol, butanol);

Aromatic compounds (toloul, xylol);

Esters (ethyl acetate, butyl acetate);

Glycols (propylglykol, butylglycol);

Ketones (acetone, methyl ethyl ketone);

Specialist solvents

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