Replacement of butyl glycol with less harmful alternative

There is an ongoing proposal of modification of the harmonized classification of the solvent butyl glycol (CAS: 111-76-2), that has to be approved from European Commission.


Link to ECHA publication


Starting from 2021 or 2022 (deadline to be decided) the following risk phrases will apply:


Acute Tox. 4, H302

Acute Tox. 3, H311

Acute Tox. 3, H331

Skin Irrit. 2, H315

Eye Dam. 1, H318

STOT RE 2, H373


Consequently, the product must be labelled with GHS06 – Skull and crossbones and is dangerous goods for transport under ADR.


Distona offers the solvent ASTROBIO™ BC as a much less harmful alternative to butyl glycol.

ASTROBIO™ BC is suitable to replace butyl glycol in many different applications.


For more advice or samples please ask your contact at Distona.


We are happy to take your inquiries using the following contact details: email or phone +41 55 533 00 50