Ethyl Acetate (ETAC):
A sweet smelling solvent used in glues and nail polish removers as well as in the decaffeination process (tea/coffee).
In our markets, ETAC is used in labs as a chromatography and extractions solvent. 


Market Dynamics:
Ethyl Acetate is made by reacting ethanol and acetic acid; however, a fermentation process is being developed.


Up Stream Materials/Building Blocks:
Acetic Acid

 Natural Gas

  Carbon Monoxide
‚ÄčEthanol

  Corn

Sulfuric Acid

Copper Catalyst

By-products:

  Diethyl Ether

  Acetaldehyde
  MEK (Methyl Ethyl Ketone)


Down Stream Materials Consuming Ethyl Acetate:

Primarily Paints/Coatings/Adhesives:
  Epoxies

  Urethanes

  Cellulosics

  Acrylics

  Vinyles

  Paints

Other uses:

  Circuit boards (cleaner)

  Nail polish removers 

  Decaffenation