FlexaTrac™-DME is an excellent solvent for many applications. Ascend offers several grades and mixtures of FlexaTrac-DME, ranging from highly purified grades to specific mixtures of two or three ester components.
FlexaTrac-DME (dimethyl or dibasic esters) is a clear, colorless, low-odor liquid produced by reacting methanol with streams of adipic, glutaric and succinic acids and then separated via fractionation.
FlexaTrac-DMEs provide attractive alternatives to other solvents:
- Low volatile organic compounds (VOC)
- High solvency power
Ascend’s dimethyl esters meet the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s standards for inherent biodegradability.
- Paint and coatings
- Solvents, cleaners and strippers
- Plastic additives and plasticizers
- Printing inks
- Foundry resins
- Quinacridone pigments