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1 VOC Alternatives Barton Solvents, Inc. March 2009

2 Exempt Products  EPA Definition – 40CFR  Coatings VOC’s  Low Vapor Pressure (LVP) Exemption  Maximum Incremental Reactivity (MIR)

3 EPA Definition Exempt  Acetone  Fast evaporating (V.P. = 185 mmHg)  High solvency  Oil/Water Solubility  Flammable (- 4 F Flash Pt.)  Comparatively Low Odor

4 EPA Exempt (Cont.)  Methyl Acetate  Fast Evaporating (V.P. = 178 mmHg)  Good Solvency  Oil Soluble  Flammable (5 F Flash Point)

5 EPA Exempt (Cont.)  t-Butyl Acetate  Moderate Evaporation  Good Solvency  Oil Soluble  Flammable (40 F Flash Point)  Sweet, Synthetic Odor

6 EPA Exempt (Cont.)  Propylene Carbonate  Slow Evaporation  Good Solvency  Oil Soluble  Combustible (180 F Flash)

7 Low Vapor Pressure  Petroleum Distillates –Flash Points –Evaporation Rates  Exxsol D-80  Exxsol D-110

8 MIR Values  Acetone  Methyl Ethyl Ketone  Methyl Isobutyl Ketone  Methyl Acetate  Ethyl Acetate  T-Butyl Acetate  Propylene Carbonate  Glycol Ether PM  Glycol Ether EB  Isopropyl Alcohol  Ethyl Alcohol  Toluene  Xylene  CARB Title 17, COR, Subchapter 8.6

9 Other Alternatives  Dibasic Ester Products – Low V.P. (IRIS)  NMP-Based Blends  New Chemistries – Palm Oil, 2-EH (Eco- Surf)  Water / Water-Based Blends

10 Contact Info. Tom Berkheimer Barton Solvents, Inc. Ph: (515)


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