What is the manufacturing process of nail paint remover?

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Nail paint remover is a chemical solution which typically contains ethyl acetate or acetone as the primary ingredient. Commercial nail paint--also called nail polish, varnish, or lacquer--is made up of a polymer like nitrocellulose which has been dissolved in a volatile organic solvent such as butyl or ethyl acetate. Additional ingredients are added for color, sheen, durability, thickness, and adhesiveness. To remove a commercial nail paint, a remover is allowed to soak through the paint before it is wiped away. Most of these nail paint removers use the very same solvents that are used to create the nail polish in the first place.

Acetone nail polish remover is essentially pure acetone, but may be diluted with water or...

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