Alcohol 96% TSDA-1

Nedstar offers a ready supply of extra neutral alcohol 96% denatured according to TSDA-1 to clients in Europe. We can also tailor our solutions to your specific needs. These are backed up by service standards that are second to none.

What is denatured alcohol 96% according to TSDA-1?

Denatured Alcohol 96% TSDA-1 (also known as SDA40 or DEB96) is an extra neutral alcohol (alcohol free from impurities) that has been denatured using the TSDA-1 (Trade Specific Denatured Alcohol 1) formula of 95.9% Ethanol, 4% water, 0.1% TBA (Tertiary butyl alcohol, tert-Butanol, 2-Methylpropan-2-ol, Trimethyl carbinol, 2-Methyl-2-propanol) and 10ppm Bitrex (also known by various trade names including denatonium benzoate, Aversion, Denatrol, BITTERANT-b and BITTER+PLUS).

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What is TBA?

Tertiary butyl alcohol appears as a colourless, volatile liquid with a dangerous, sweet smell. t-Butyl Alcohol is produced in large quantities. Nearly half of its use is in paints and other coatings because it quickly evaporates into the air and also dissolves many substances.

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What is Bitrex?

Denatonium benzoate is the world’s bitterest chemical compound. By contrast, extra neutral alcohol is colourless, odourless and tasteless. Denatonium benzoate is therefore added to denatured alcohol TSDA-1 so that when used in minute quantities in products such as antifreeze, shampoos or nail-biting deterrents, the extremely unpleasant bitter taste prevents the alcohol from being accidentally ingested, for example by a small child. And despite its repulsively bitter taste for humans, if denatonium benzoate is ingested it has no lasting adverse physical effects and poses no danger to a person’s health.

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Uses of denatured alcohol TSDA-1

Denatured alcohol TSDA-1 has antimicrobial properties, which means it can destroy bacteria and other germs, making it an important ingredient in disinfectants.

Being a natural preservative, refreshing agent, sun filter and solubiliser of active ingredients, denatured alcohol TSDA-1 is also ideal for use in a wide range of cosmetic products. These include face and skincare products, such as moisturising cream, sun protector and aftershave; hair care products, such as hair colour and hairspray; deodorants; and makeup and other beauty products.

And finally, denatured alcohol TSDA-1 is also totally natural, which makes it an important ingredient for any manufacturers looking to create products for the increasingly sizeable organic cosmetics market.

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Our extra neutral alcohol is always REACH and ECHA art 95 certified. In addition, the product can also be certified as Kosher, Cosmos-approved and GMO-free.

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We offer sturdily-built and durable 1000L Intermediate Bulk Containers (IBCs), which are large containers used for storage and transportation of fluids and materials in bulk quantity.

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ISO tank

ISO Tanks are ideal when transporting hazardous and non-hazardous fluids in large quantities, guaranteeing safety and efficiency for your shipment.

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We can supply the product directly to your door by transport with a tank truck, typically containing around 30,000 liters.

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