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Definition of Vapor Density

  1. The weight of chemical vapors compared to air, where air = 1. Greater than 1 means that it is heavier than air and will sink to the floor. Less than 1 means lighter than air and thus floats, or rises in the air. Vapors with high density (sinkers) are potentially more dangerous due to their ability to snake around the floor and find a source of flame or heat (such as hot water heater, cigarette, candle, etc), potentially igniting or exploding. Then, this vapor stream acts as a wick back to the origin and larger quantity of product in the container at your station, thus bringing the fire or explosion right onto your table top! Use this info to your advantage, and choose products with higher values when you have a choice.


Added to the Nail Glossary on November 11, 2016

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