Demeon® D (Dimethyl ether)
Demeon® D or Dimethyl ether
Demeon® D is our trade name for Dimethyl ether (DME). DME is a widely used propellant for aerosol products. DME offers unique advantages such as solvency power and water miscibility. Based on the flexibility in use offered by these advantages, DME is an appreciated propellant in many aerosol products like hairsprays and other cosmetic aerosol products, paintsprays and various technical aerosol products.
Industrial Chemicals delivers DME in bulk, in dedicated 30-ft tankcontainers - specially designed in Duplex steel for optimal intermodal use - and in 20-ft ISO containers for export purposes.
As the dedicated aerosol propellant supplier for the aerosol industry, AkzoNobel facilitates an Aerosol Safety and Application Laboratory (ASAL).
AkzoNobel is active in DME since 1964 (propellant for aerosol products), as a producer of DME since 1990. The plant is located in Europoort, near Rotterdam in the Netherlands, with a capacity of 30,000 mt/annum.
The use of Demeon® D
Demeon® D is also known as Dimethyl ether, DME, methyl ether, methyl oxide, dimethyl oxide, DMO, wood ether, methoxy methane. It is used in several ways such as: refrigerant, (co-)blowing agent for foam, propellant for aerosol products, solvent, extraction agent, chemical reaction medium, fuel for welding, cutting and brazing and multi-purpose fuel (power generation, heating, transportation). It can also be used pure and in mixtures with other products.