XYLENE is a commercial mixture of the three isomers (orhto-, meta-, and para-) and ethyl-benzene. It has a slower evaporation rate that Toluene and is used in place of Toluene where slower drying is required. It is used in various paint spraying applications in both neat and blended form and in some brushing applications. XYLENE is used as a carrier in the manufacture of alkyd resins and insecticides. XYLENE meets ASTM D843 for Nitration Grade Xylene.