Substances which are added to cosmetic products to dissolve other components.
Solvents are the collective name for substances which dissolve other substances. Organic solvents have attracted the most interest as a result of their health risks and, in recent years, their influence on the environment has also aroused interest. This applies in particular to the organically volatile substances. They help to produce ground-level ozone, for example. Benzine, xylene and trichloroethylene are all associated with major health risks.
chemical products that are used to dissolve other compounds; typically found in cleaners and used in petrochemical processes
Substances, such as alcohol or water, which dissolve other ingredients.
Fluids used to dissolve or dilute oil paints and their mediums. Turpentine, a distillate of pine resin, is good for thinning paints but should not be used for cleaning brushes. Another solvent is Mineral Spirits, which is also known as "paint thinner." Unlike turpentine, paint thinner leaves no gummy residue, will not deteriorate with age, and does not cause as many allergic reactions. Paint thinner is also less expensive than turpentine.
Any substance, which will dissolve another. In finishing, the solvents constitute a large part of the coating that will evaporate, and will not remain part of the dried film.
Substances used to dissolve another substance. Some commonly used solvents, such as TCE, are important environmental contaminants.
capable of dissolving another substance
Any liquid that dissolves other liquids or solids. Common examples include paint thinners and nail polish remover.
substances that are used to dissolve the color pigment on the surface of the paper.
Volatile substances such as petrol, glue, and aerosols.
a liquid solution that dissolves matter
are liquids, virtually odor- and colorless, used in perfumery for the dilution of perfume oils. The most commonly-used solvent is ethyl alcohol. Some solvents also have fixative properties.
a chemical which dissolves a material
A liquid which dissolves another substance. Water is the most common solvent.
Often referred to as thinners - designed to achieve a viscosity in the paint that optimises application under given conditions. During the manufacture of paint, the binder portion is suspended in the solvent.
Liquids, usually petroleum based, that can dissolve solids and keep them in solution. May contribute to pollution through evaporation.
1) Volatile Solvents - fluids used to extract essential oils from flowers and other natural perfume materials. Their volatility means that they can be removed by evaporation after the extraction is complete. 2) Low Odour Solvents - For dissolving solid or viscous materials, to enable them to mix with the other components of the formulation. Solvents used in perfume and flavours for regulating strength, viscosity or stability of materials or finished compounds.
A liquid which dissolves the resin used in the printing ink. Sometimes, synonym for "Thinner".