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Learn about solvent uses and the benefits of solvents.

Solvents are chemicals that have dramatically enhanced modern day living in the United States and around the world. Solvents are used in a diversity of applications including paints and coatings, personal care products, pharmaceuticals, pesticides, household and industrial cleaners, and inks. Solvents provide solutions for many challenges of modern business and home life.

The Solvents Industry Group (SIG) of the American Chemistry Council supports scientific research, participates in regulatory activities pertaining to solvents, and works to ensure that solvents continue to be recognized as important components of a wide range of products that help make our lives safer and healthier, while meeting the needs of today’s environmentally conscious world.  


  • See the Solvents Industry Group’s comments on the California Air Resources Board’s Proposed Amendments to the Regulation for Reducing Emissions from Consumer Products and Revisions to Test Method 310

  • Reactivity WHITE PAPER on the role of reactivity as part of effective ozone control strategies

  • European Solvents Industry Group