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

Applications & Uses

Paints

Cement

Artificial Leather

Cleaner for Electronic Equipment

Degreasing of Metal Surfaces

Varnishes

Sealants

Transparent Paper

Cosmetics

Synthetic flavoring agent in foods and pharmaceuticals

Paint Thinners and Removers

Magnetic Tapes

Printing Inks

Pharmaceuticals

Sterilizer for Bacterial Spores on Surgical Instruments, Hypodermic Needles and Syringes, and Dental Instruments

Packaging

Rail Car

Tank Trucks

Tote

Drums

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