Butyl CARBITOL™ Acetate Solvent is a high boiling, slow evaporating ester solvent that provides a good balance of volatility, solvency and water solubility. Butyl CARBITOL™ Acetate is frequently used as a coalescing solvent in waterborne coatings and provides a good balance of volatility, solvency and water solubility. The ability of this solvent to distribute between the aqueous and polymeric phases contributes to film formation and formulation stability. Butyl CARBITOL™ Acetate Solvent also promotes color development and touch-up properties to architectural coatings, particularly in conditions of low temperature and high humidity. Its mild, nonresidual odor makes it ideal for use in interior latex coatings.