Dibasic Ester (DBE)

Dibasic esters are commonly used as lubricants, solvents, plasticizers, additives, and spin finishes. Dibasic esters are the refined dimethyl esters of adipic, glutaric, and succinic acids. They are non-flammable, non-corrosive, and quickly biodegrading – all factors leading to an environmentally-friendly product. Easily soluble in alcohol and only slightly soluble in water,  dibasic esters are colorless, clear and have a slightly fruity odor. Bell Chem, the industrial chemical supplier in Central Florida, stocks dibasic ester because of its multiple uses.

  • Dibasic ester acts as a coating agent for magnet and enamel wires, magnetic memory discs, automobiles, coils, cans, sheets, industrial paint, et cetera.

  • In seemingly direct contrast from its use with paint, dibasic ester is also considered an excellent stripping agent. It can easily clean through resin and paint, polyurethane, coatings, inks, and other polar substances. Many metropolitan areas use dibasic ester to remove graffiti and spray paint from building façades. The slow evaporation rate of dibasic ester means it can be applied to a surface and work through the grime or coating over time without any necessary reapplication.

  • As a cleaner, dibasic ester is not caustic to the environment, which has led many organizations to incorporate this chemical into their cleaning regimen. Used with other esters or solvents, a unique formula can be created for varied uses. Because dibasic ester evaporates slowly, it can be repeatedly used after recycling. Many industrial solvents have been placed on the environmental watch list; dibasic ester can replace several of these more dangerous chemicals.

  • The plastics industry utilizes dibasic ester in a variety of ways including as intermediates for polyester polyols for urethanes. Polyester and epoxy find dibasic ester the perfect ingredient to create a sealing coat.

  • Soil stabilization is an agricultural facet of dibasic ester, which is also added to pesticides and insecticides.

  • Other applications include its use in liquid detergents, in corrosion inhibition, and for textile lubrication.

Dibasic ester might be the perfect industrial chemical for your organization. Whether you are cleaning an area, stripping paint from surfaces, or coating surfaces to deter corrosion, dibasic ester is a good choice for your business and the environment. Call Bell Chem, leading industrial chemical suppliers, today at 407-339-2355 (BELL) to order dibasic ester. Our blog lists many of our other chemicals and food ingredients for your perusal.