Ethanol Absolute is undenatured anhydrous ethanol, also known as 100% ethyl alcohol, only able to be supplied to holders of a suitable Customs permit.
This is industrial ethanol = ethyl alcohol made from an industrial process to ensure it is pure and anhydrous.
Ethanol Absolute is clear and pure, it contains no dye or no bitrex, and has a pleasant alcoholic odour.
It possesses a low boiling point, a high rate of evaporation, and high solvent power.
Ethanol Absolute finds applications in hand sanitiser, laboratory solvent, conservation work in museums and galleries, perfumery, inks, paints, lacquers, adhesives, nail polish and nail polish remover, fuel, electronics cleaning and dewatering, and as a clean-up solvent for fibreglassing.
Ethanol can be used as a cleaning agent, where its fast evaporation speeds up the process and often prevents the need to clean the surface afterwards.
This fast evaporation lends itself useful in sanding wood, as it helps draw dust and shavings out from between the grains leaving a visibly cleaner product than could be achieved with water.