Butyl Glycol Ether (BGE)

Butyl glycol ether (BGE) is a sweet smelling, highly miscible ether used in many domestic and industrial cleaning products because of its properties as a surfactant.

CAS number

  • 111-76-2

Typical Uses

  • Used as a solvent in paints, coatings, cosmetics, herbicides, and pigments. 
  • Also a key ingredient in domestic and industrial cleaning products, as well as stabilisers and other fluids for the oil industry.

Other names

2-Butoxyethanol; Glycol monobutyl ether


  • A clear, colourless solvent with a mild sweet odour. 
  • It has a high boiling point with flash point of 67° C. 
  • Miscible with water and most organic solvents.

Packaging Types

  • Cans, Drums, IBCs, Bulk

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