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Ethyl Acetate: a universal solvent
Ethyl Acetate

Ethyl Acetate, a widely used chemical solvent, is a colorless liquid with a mild, sweet, fruity smell and is naturally occurring in many fruits and vegetables. Consumers may never directly seek out or even be aware of the existence of ethyl acetate, but most consumers use or benefit from products that contain it on a daily basis. In fact, from paint and coatings to flexible packaging and consumer products, wood varnish to electronics, and food to pharmaceuticals, ethyl acetate is featured as a key ingredient. Learn more about the physical properties and characteristics of ethyl acetate.

Industries and Solutions

Viridis provides ethyl acetate to a number of industries, helping to deliver low carbon alternatives that also perform.

Paint

Paints/Coatings

  • Excellent Solvency
  • Rapid Evaporation
  • Low Toxicity
Adhesives

Adhesives

  • Highly Dispersive
  • Fast Drying Times
  • Low Odor
Inks

Packaging/Inks

  • Highly Dispersive
  • Fast Drying Times
  • High Bond Strength
  • Low Odor
Pharmaceuticals

Pharmaceuticals

  • Excellent Solubility
  • Usable in a Wide Range of Compounds
  • Low Toxicity
Cosmetics

Cosmetics/Fragrances

  • Excellent Solvency
  • Fast Drying Time
  • Low Toxicity
  • Pleasant Aroma
Flavors

Flavors

  • Extracts and Retains Desired Flavors
  • Pleasant Aroma
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Technological Advancements. Ecological Progress.

We are the World’s leading and largest producer of bio-based Ethyl Acetate relying solely on a renewable feedstock. Almost all other sources of Ethyl Acetate are produced using energy-intensive processes relying exclusively on non-renewable fossil fuel inputs.

Our innovative team of scientists and entrepreneurs invented a ground-breaking process for manufacturing renewable and bio-based Ethyl Acetate—one that benefits farmers and consumers alike, and also makes the supply chain more sustainable.

Utilizing best-in-class technologies, we’ve fine-tuned a proprietary process for manufacturing Ethyl Acetate with an incredibly small footprint. Unlike our competitors who generate the solvent from oil or natural gas derivatives, the Viridis process relies exclusively on environmentally friendly bio-based ethanol as an input.

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Our Pipeline

The development of our ground-breaking process will benefit local agriculture providing a new use for corn. Beyond creating jobs for the community and increasing the value of corn, we are even more moved to know our commitment to developing green chemistry products, and processes will have a profound impact on the industry footprint.

We offer manufacturers around the world the opportunity to cost-effectively substitute the traditionally manufactured chemical products with functionally equivalent alternatives produced solely using renewable feedstocks. This allows our clients to improve the environmental footprint of their products without the need for completely reformulating their ingredients.

And we’re just getting started.

Additional Resources and Certifications

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