Thursday, October 19, 2017


Methyl Soyate is an excellent vegetable based solvent used in applications, such as parts cleaning and degreasing, paint and ink removal, and oil spill remediation. It has been marketed in numerous consumer products including hand cleaners, car waxes, and graffiti removers.

Methyl soyate, a biobased solvent made from vegetable base / soybean oil, is an excellent replacement for petrochemical solvents. It offers numerous advantages over  traditional solvents.

Methyl Soyate has important environmental- and safety- related properties, which is an advantage for many industrial applications. It is lower in toxicity than any other solvents, is readily biodegradable, and has a very high flash point and a low level of volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Methyl Soyate is compatible with metals, plastics, most elastomers and other organic solvents.

Safety advantages
• High flash point (greater than 360 degrees F)
• Low VOC levels (<50 g/L )
• Non-ozone-depleting chemical (ODC)
• Non-SARA reportable
• Readily biodegradable
• Potential for reduced waste-disposal costs

Performance advantages
• Can be used to formulate many types of products
• Provides effective solvency with a kauri-butanol (KB) value of 58
• Compatible with other organic solvents

Methyl soyate has a high solvency with a Kauri-butanol (KB) value of 58 and has low toxicity when compared to other common substances. In comparison to most commercial solvents, methyl soyate is safer to handle and store due to its high flashpoint of approximately 360 degrees Fahrenheit and high boiling point of well over 400 degrees Fahrenheit. 

In addition, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) does not list methyl soyate as an ozone-depleting chemical (ODC), hazardous air pollutant or volatile organic compound. Methyl soyate has slow evaporation time can be seen as a disadvantage, but in certain applications methyl soyate outperforms other traditional solvents when longer settle times are needed.

Beyond being an ingredient in cleaners and strippers to replace chlorinated or petroleum products, methyl soyate could find increased use as a carrier solvent. Solvents used as carriers and diluents in a number of alkyd coatings and adhesives include methyl ethyl ketone peroxide (MEK), toluene and xylene for coatings and methylene chloride (MeCL) and MEK for adhesives.

Methyl soyate is not limited to replacement of regulated industrial cleaning solvents. Due to its eco-friendly nature, methyl soyate can be used to clean up and recover spilled petroleum products from shorelines and streams. In fact, the EPA has listed a methyl soyate biosolvent on the National Contingency Plan product schedule for oil spills. It is also licensed by the state of California as a shoreline cleaner.

Formulated consumer products ranging from hand cleaners to auto-care to personal care products that utilize methyl soyate are already being produced and marketed. Additionally, expanding utilization of methyl-soyate-based co-solvents with ethyl lactate in products such as Vertec Biosolvent, Vertec Gold solvent, and methyl-soyate-based co-solvents with d-limonene (citrus extract) in products such as CITRU Soy by Bi-O-Kleen Industries, Inc. also show promise. 

Vertec Gold is used in specialty coatings, inks and cleaners and offers increased versatility and high performance. CITRU Soy solvent, cleaner and degreaser are suitable for removing gum, wax, tar, asphalt, graffiti and more. Other new emerging applications for soy-based-solvent products and processes include bioremediation, paper pulp cleaning and highway paving materials that replace asphalt.

Methyl soyate is proving to be a great alternative to chemical-laden cleaners and solvents. Development and commercialization of biobased products are rapidly expanding because of increased government regulations and market demands for safe, healthy and environmentally-friendly alternatives to terpene or petrochemical based solvents and cleaner/degreasers containing butyls. Opportunities to increase the usage of methyl soyate continue to grow.

 Physical Properties




 Kauri Butanol Value


 ASTM D 1133


 < 50 g/mL

 ASTM D 3960

 Flash Point

 > 360° F

 ASTM D 455

 Specific Gravity


 ASTM D 1475

 Vapor pressure

 <0.1 mmHg

 ASTM D 5191

 Evaporation Rate


 ASTM D 3539

 Boiling Point

 > 400° F

 ASTM D 2887


Printing ink press cleaners, screen printing ink cleaners, household cleaners, graffiti removers, auto waxes, pesticide adjuvants, corrosion preventives, metalworking fluids, mold and form release agents (concrete and asphalts).

Suggest Formulation

Graffiti remover and paint stripper

Component                    Weight-% 

N-Methyl-2-Pyrrolidone       36
Methyl Soyate                     56
Triton X-100                          2
Polyvinylchloride                     6

Part Cleaners/Degreasers
Component                            Weight-%

Methyl Soyate                              5 – 35
Dodecylbenzenesulfonic acid      5 – 10
Linear alcohol ethoxylate              5 – 10
Sodium xylene sulfonate            As needed to bring pH to 4 or higher
Plant water                                 Q.S. to make 100 

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Jual methyl soyate, kemasan 175 kg/dr. Harga bersaing.

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