Glycol ethers are manufactured from either propylene oxide or ethylene oxide reacted with an alcohol. Glycol ethers and glycol ethers acetates are both hydrophilic (soluble in water) and lipophilic (soluble in oils). They are excellent co-solvents, enabling non-miscible substances to be mixed with each other. They are mainly used as solvents, plasticisers and brake fluids, and in the composition of products such as cleaning and household products, glues, inks etc..