StructureEthylene glycol m-tolyl ether (EGTE)
Formula
C16H18O2
CAS No. 54914-85-1
EINECS/ ELINCS No. 402-730-9
Synonyms 1.2-Bis(3-methylphenoxy)ethane; BMPE; 1,2-Bis-(m-tolyloxy)-ethane; 1-Methyl-3-[2-(3-methylphenoxy)-ethoxy]-benzene; 1,2-Bis-(3-methylphenoxy)-ethane; 1,1'-[1,2-Ethanediylbis-(oxy)]-bis-(3-methylbenzene); 1,1'-(Ethylenedioxy)-bis-(m-toluene)

Ethylene glycol m-tolyl ether (EGTE)

​Ethylene glycol m-tolyl ether (EGTE) is a sensitizer for thermal paper coatings.

EGTE technically it is one of the best sensitizer available.

Sensitizers are substances that are incorporated into the thermal layer to improve the thermal response of the paper. They lower the energy input requirement and thus facilitate high speed printing. Sensitizers are low melting substances, typically melting in the temperature range 90-100°C. Upon melting, the sensitizer dissolves together the color former and color developer to produce the thermal image.

Application:
EGTE can be applied in the conventional way as a sensitizer by the application of an aqueous coating composition to a pre-coated base paper followed by drying and calendaring. The coating composition will also contain appropriate amounts of various additives including for example color former and color developer.
It is most commonly used in combination with WinCon-2.

Characteristics:

  • Can be used with most color former / color developer combinations
     

Packaging & Shelf Life:

  • 500 kg Big bags
  • 20 kg paper bags

Under proper storage conditions the shelf life is 12 months.
 

Health & Safety:
Detailed information about the product can be found in our Material Safety Data Sheet.


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