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Epoxol® EP193

Plasticizer / Coalescing Agent

EPOXOL® EP193 is a bio-based plasticizer and coalescent for paints and related applications. It exhibits excellent compatibility with a variety of chemistries, is non-fugitive and ultra-low VOC. As a coalescent, EPOXOL® EP193 has a very high partitioning coefficient and low HLB, providing coalescence while maximizing dirt pick-up resistance. As a plasticizer, EPOXOL® EP193 is an excellent, non-hazardous alternative to solvents, phthalate, benzoate and citrate-ester plasticizer applications including coatings, caulks, sealants, and adhesives. EPOXOL® EP193 has high bio-based content and is an excellent choice for renewable formulations and low VOC systems.

*This product is currently under development. Contact ACS Technical Products for additional information.

Functions & Benefits

EPOXOL® EP193 is a bio-based coalescing agent and plasticizer. It exhibits excellent compatibility to a variety of chemistries and provides excellent plasticization and solvency. As a coalescent, EPOXOL® EP193 provides efficient coalescence in extreme humidity environments and when used as recommended does not have a significant adverse impact on dirt pick-up or block properties. As a plasticizer, it exhibits good efficiency and flexibility and is not prone to migration issues. EPOXOL® EP193 is bio-based and non-hazardous.

  • Non-Fugitive Coalescent/Plasticizer
  • Long Chain, Flexible Compound
  • May Improve Block and Dirt Pick-Up Resistance Properties vs. Traditional Non-Fugitive Coalescing Agents
  • Excellent Water Resistance
  • Low HLB
  • High Bio-Based Content

Markets & Applications


  • Ultra-Low VOC Coalescing Agent for Water-Based Coatings
  • Bio-Based Plasticizer Option for Phthalates and Benzoates
  • Environmentally-Friendly, Non-Hazardous Plasticizer for Caulks and Sealants
  • Roof Coatings and Membranes
  • Flooring Products
  • Plasticizer for Nitrocellulose, CAB and Acrylic Coatings
  • Pigment Dispersion Vehicles
  • Concrete Coatings
  • Plasticizer for Polyaspartic, Urethane, Polyester, Acrylic and Epoxy Products
  • Polymer and Emulsion Modifier
  • Moisture Vapor Barrier Coatings
  • Architectural Paints
  • Protective and Marine Coatings
  • Water-Based Adhesives

Technical Data Sheets

Packaging Options

Since EPOXOL® EP193 is currently under development, contact ACS Technical Products for availability and packaging information.