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Isopropyl Alcohol 100%
- Isopropyl Alcohol 100% Technical Grade
- High evaporation, quick drying rate
- Effective for cleaning house holds
Isopropyl Alcohol 100% is our most popular grade for isopropyl. The high purity in the isopropyl alcohol means that it is great for cleaning as you simply wipe onto the surface and within seconds it evaporates off leaving no residue behind. You can use isopropyl alcohol 100% for a variety of applications such as cleaning, disinfecting, cleaning mirrors, stainless, using it for 3D printers, removes sticky residue, cleans glass, hand sanitiser and much more. Isopropyl alcohol is also miscible in water. This means if you get the 100% isopropyl alcohol you can dilute it down to suit your needs.
Isopropyl Alcohol from 70%, 99% to 100%. It is important to understand that a lot of sellers on the market will dilute their product down with unrefined products, causing impurities within the Isopropyl Alcohol, whereas we ensure our IPA is consistently high quality.
When discerning the difference between the varying percentages, the main factor to consider is the difference in the moisture content and the strength of the Isopropyl Alcohol. This is important to consider prior to application as different applications of IPA require different strengths. A higher moisture content means that the evaporation process is slowed down, whereas the highest percentage of 100% evaporates off very quickly leaving little to no residue.
Here we break down each of the percentages
- Higher strength
- Will evaporate off the surface quickly
- Useful for cleaning applications
The higher percentages of Isopropyl Alcohol are used for cleaning purposes like disinfecting, window cleaning, stainless steel cleaner, killing bacteria, as well as many other uses. The higher the percentage, the greater the evaporation rate, meaning that it dries faster. The high grades of Isopropyl Alcohol 100% are suitable for the majority of IPA uses and is commonly used by industrial users and cleaners.
- Disinfecting hard surfaces - kitchen, bathroom and laundry
- Sanitising and cleaning makeup brushes
- Cleaning glass and windows
- Cleaning computer, mobile and tablet screens
- Higher strength
- Perfect for 99% Isopropyl formulations
- Great for cleaning
What’s the difference between 99% and 100%? We get asked this question a lot. The difference is just the 1% of added moisture content. This is of importance for specific chemical formulations which specifically require 99%. It is often recommended that you use 100% instead of 99% unless it is specified otherwise. However, 99% has similar features and functions to 100% in the fact that it cleans and disinfects a variety of surfaces, evaporating off quickly.
- Specific chemical formulations
- Laboratory use
- Higher moisture content
- Stays on surfaces longer, so it has time to kill bacteria
- Used as a rubbing alcohol for skin
Another common percentage is Isopropyl Alcohol 70%, which is the grade recommended for rubbing alcohol when applying it to the skin. The lower grade of Isopropyl Alcohol 70% means that it is not as harsh to the skin, but it is still effective. The lower grade is also great for getting rid of bugs on plants as well as disinfecting as the water content mixed with the alcohol fights against growing viruses and fungus.
The reason you would choose 70% over 100% when it comes to killing mealy bugs is that the higher moisture content in the rubbing alcohol means that it will stay on the bugs for longer, allowing it to work over time and kill the bugs.
So which one should you get?
No matter what the percentage, Isopropyl Alcohol 100%, Isopropyl Alcohol 99% or Isopropyl Alcohol 70% are beneficial products to have in any workplace or household. The amazing variety of uses it has makes it a handy product to have around. If you’re cleaning electronics, cleaning hard surfaces or disinfecting medical equipment get either 100% or 99%. If you’re using it as rubbing alcohol for the skin or spraying plants, use 70%. The required percentage will depend on your application