Butyl Glycol Acetate (BGA)

Butyl glycol acetate (BGA) is a solvent which, because of its high miscibility in water and other solvents, lends itself to a wide range of applications and industries.

CAS number

  • 112-07-2

Typical Uses

  • Mainly used as a solvent in coatings such as lacquers, varnishes and enamels where it improves gloss and flow. 
  • Other uses include as a cleaning agent in ink and spot removers, and as a component of speciality printing inks

Other names

2-Butoxyethyl acetate; Ethylene glycol butyl ether acetate


  • A clear colourless liquid with mild odour. 
  • It has a high boiling point with flash point of 78° C. 
  • Very slightly soluble in water and miscible in a wide range of solvents

Packaging Types

  • Drums, IBCs, Bulk

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