Industrial ethanol is ethanol standardized for its specifications: chemical purity or technical properties.
Industrial applications include important end uses such as:
- pharmaceutical manufacture
- cosmetics and toiletries
- detergents and cleaning products
- printing inks
- paints and coatings
- screenwash and deicers for the automotive industry
- biocides and other medical uses
- production of important chemical intermediates, such as for polymers and plastics
These, and other downstream industries depend upon industrial ethanol to ensure safety, comfort, and convenience to consumers’ everyday lives.
Edible alcohol is a colorless, transparent solution of ethanol or a mixed solution of water and ethanol that is produced through the filtration and refined distillation of sugarcane and cassava. Edible alcohol is an organic product used in various industries to produce a wide range of other products including alcoholic drinks, cleaning solvents…
Hydrous ethanol is the most concentrated grade of ethanol that can be produced by simple distillation, without the further dehydration step necessary to produce anhydrous (or dry) ethanol. Hydrous ethanol (also sometimes known as azeotropic ethanol) is typically from 186 proof (93% ethanol, 7% water) and 192 proof (96% ethanol, 4% water)
Ethanol fuel is ethyl alcohol, the same type of alcohol found in alcoholic beverages. It is most often used as a motor fuel, mainly as a biofuel additive for gasoline. The first production car running entirely on ethanol was the Fiat 147, introduced in 1978 in Brazil by Fiat. Nowadays, cars are able to run using 100% ethanol fuel or a mix of…
Anhydrous ethanol means an ethyl alcohol that has a purity of at least ninety-nine percent, exclusive of added denaturants, that meets all the requirements of the American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM) D4806, the standard specification for ethanol used as motor fuel. Click to read more about Anhydrous Athanol