The alternative to dry powder inhalers are pressurized metered dose inhalers (pMDIs) which contain an aerosol propellant
. This propellant used to contain CFCs but the use of such gases was eventually prohibited due to their well-known harmful effects on the ozone layer.
DME is used primarily as an aerosol propellant
in the West, which represents a relatively small market overall, but its primary use is in fuel applications - where it is mainly blended into liquefied petroleum gas (LPG).
Market by Type (DME, HFC, HFO, Other Hydrocarbons, and Others), by Application (Personal Care, Household, Medical, and Others), and by Region - Global Forecast to 2020
Dichloromethane (otherwise known as methylene chloride) is used as a CFC replacement in the production of polyurethane flexible slab, and as an aerosol propellant
Its range of eco-friendly products - Cutting Edge Gas, Pro-Power and Emirates Gas Aerosol Propellant
(EGAP) - supports efforts in curbing pollution and driving sustainable development.
The company also offers a range of eco-friendly products, such as the aerosol propellant
(EGAP), a substitute for ozone-depleting CFC products used in the perfume and deodorant industries, and pro-power cylinders, designed for the fork lift industry and offers a clean burning and very low emission eco-friendly alternative to traditional fuels.
It used mainly as aerosol propellant
in place of CFC (chlorofluorocarbon) for hair spray or deodorant.
DME is selectively used in industry as an aerosol propellant
and a refrigerant in blended form.
Currently, the main use for DME in Japan is aerosol propellant
for cosmetics and paints, however, it has already been commercialized in China for LPG substitute because of its similar properties to those of LPG.
An introductory kit contains colors, hardener, reducer, and a can of aerosol propellant
for the included airbrush.
"A company selling vinyl chloride as an aerosol propellant
Aside from its use as an aerosol propellant
following the banning of CFCs, DME is widely seen as offering the potential for an ultra-clean alternative to diesel fuel.