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Economic importance of alcohols

The use of alcohols, especially butanol, ethanol and 2-propanol, in the processing and manufacturing industries is crucial and has a significant impact on various sectors of the economy. These alcohols are widely used and have significant levels of consumption.An outstanding example of the use of ethanol is in the production of disinfectants and cleaning agents. Every year, around 378.5 million liters of ethanol are used for this purpose in the manufacturing industry. This disinfectant plays a crucial role in the healthcare industry, especially in times of health crises when the demand for hygiene products increases sharply.Butanol is used in the production of varnishes and paints. Around 450 million liters of butanol are consumed annually in the manufacturing industry. It serves as a solvent for varnishes and paints and contributes to the quality and durability of these products.2-Propanol, also known as isopropanol, is a widely used solvent and disinfectant. Around 300 million liters of 2-propanol are consumed annually in the manufacturing industry. It is a key ingredient in disinfectants for medical facilities, laboratories and everyday use.International trade in ethanol, butanol and 2-propanol plays a crucial role in the global economy. Last year, a total of 3.2 billion liters of these alcohols were exported to various countries, highlighting their importance in global trade. These export figures show the competitiveness of alcohols on the international market.In summary, alcohols contribute significantly to economic activity in many industries. Their diverse applications and continued consumption make them an essential part of the modern economy, particularly in healthcare, paint and varnish production, the cleaning industry and more.

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Use of 1,4-Butanediol for manufacturing/processing in the Metal industry


Use of Ethanol for manufacturing/processing in the Cleaning industry


Use of Glycerol for manufacturing/processing in the Cleaning industry


Use of 2-Propanol for manufacturing/processing in the Water economics

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Use of Hexylene glycol for manufacturing/processing in the Ink industry

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1,4-Butanediol is used in the building materials industry as a solvent, plasticizer, and binder. It is employed in the production of paints, coatings, adhesives, resins, and coatings.
1-Butanol is used in the ink industry as a solvent and additive. It can contribute to component dissolution and serve as a diluent.
1-Propanol is used in the electronic industry as a cleaning and solvent agent. It can be employed for the removal of contaminants and cleaning of components.
2-Butanol is used in the pharmaceutical industry as a solvent and extraction agent. It can be used in the manufacture of drugs and pharmaceutical products for the purification and separation of compounds.
2-Ethylhexanol is used in the textile industry as a softener, solvent and bodying agent for fibers and fabrics. It improves the elasticity and processability of textile materials.
2-Methyl-1,3-propanediol, also known as trimethylolpropane, finds use in the CASE industry as an important chemical compound. It is used as a reaction component in the manufacture of polyurethanes, polyester resins, epoxy resins and other polymeric materials. In coatings, it can affect elasticity and adhesion. In adhesives it can serve as a crosslinker and adhesion promoter.
2-Propanol, also known as isopropanol, is used in the elastomer industry as a solvent, degreasing agent, and cleaning agent. It effectively removes fats, oils, and contaminants from surfaces.
Benzyl alcohol:
Benzyl alcohol is used in the feed industry as a preservative to extend the shelf life of feed. It can help reduce the growth of microorganisms in feed.
Ethanol is used in the elastomer industry as a solvent, disinfectant, and cleaning agent. It dissolves a variety of ingredients and removes contaminants from surfaces.
Ethoxypropanol is used in the elastomer industry as a solvent, plasticizer, and cleaning agent. It aids in dissolving ingredients, increasing elastomer flexibility, and removing contaminants from surfaces.
Glycerin is used in the polymer industry to make polyesters, plastics and resins. It serves as a monomer in condensation reactions and to form polymer chains.
Isobutanol is used in some cosmetic products as a solvent, fragrance and solvent scavenger. It can help dissolve ingredients, impart pleasant scents, and improve the consistency of products.
Isopropyl glycol:
Isopropylene glycol or isopropyl glycol is used in the CASE industry as a solvent, viscosity modifier, and antifreeze. It can adjust the viscosity of formulations and serve as a solvent. In adhesives it can support curing. It also finds application in the manufacture of paints, varnishes, inks and other products of the CASE industry.
Methanol is used in the cleaning industry as a solvent, degreaser and to make cleaning products. It can dissolve substances, remove fats and formulate detergents.
Methoxybutanol is used in the paper and pulp industry as a solvent for inks, paints and varnishes. It supports the quick drying of inks and paints.
tert-Butyl alcohol:
tert-butyl alcohol is used in the pharmaceutical industry as a solvent for pharmaceutical formulations and extraction processes. It can also be used to purify compounds.

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