DEP is a phthalate ester, namely the diethyl ester of phthalic acid. It is a clear substance that is liquid at room temperature and is only slightly denser than liquid water. It has a faint, disagreeable odor and can be transferred from the plastics that contain it. When burned, DEP produces toxic gases.
Novasol offers and supplies the following denaturants according to the EU legislation for denatured alcohol (COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) No 162/2013)
DEP, Diethyl benzene-1,2-dicarboxylate
Bulk, IBC, Steel drums
- By the addition of a denaturant, ethyl alcohol is made non-consumable (bad-tasting/offensive odor)
- Aim of the denaturation is to escape the excise duty on drinkable alcohol, and therefore to make alcohol available at a reduced rate for industrial applications, such as the usage in cosmetics and technical applications.