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Methyl Ethyl Ketone

Methyl Ethyl Ketone

Methyl Ethyl Ketone also known as MEK is mostly used as a liquid solvent in paints, other coatings, glues and printing inks. It is also used in cleaning fluids and as a starting material to make other chemicals. Methyl Ethyl Ketone is also a natural product found in some fruits, vegetables and other foods. It is present in smoke from burning tobacco, wood or engine fuels. Methyl Ethyl Ketone (MEK) also is used as an extraction medium for fats, oils, waxes and resins. It is a highly efficient and versatile solvent for surface coatings.

CAS Number: 78-93-3

Also Known As:

2 – Butanone

Ethyl Methyl Ketone


Applications & Uses

Acrylic Coatings Solvent

Ink Solvent

Nitrocellulose Coatings Solvent

PVC Cement

Solvent Cement

Adhesives & Cements

Magnetic Tape

Paint Solvent

Rubber Cement

Vinyl Film

Cleaning Fluids

Magnetic Tapes

Paint Strippers


Vinyl Lacquers


Rail Car

Tank Trucks



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