A powerful solvent for most commercial resins. With its high boiling point and excellent solvent power, NMP extends and improves the properties of high temperature bake coatings. For example, high solid binders are more easily obtained with NMP as the solvent. Quite often, baked finishes yield coatings with outstanding mechanical and dielectric properties. NMP also aids rheological control: better flow and leveling, less cratering and pin-hole defects. NMP has been shown to be highly effective in many high temperature coating applications. It is also a preferred solvent for urethane dispersion and an excellent coalescent for acrylic and styrene acrylic latexes.