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 #78-93-3

Applications & Uses

    • Paints
    • Varnishes
    • Paint Thinners and Removers
    • Cements
    • Sealants
    • Magnetic Tapes
    • Artificial Leather
    • Transparent Paper
    • Printing Inks
    • Cleaner for Electronic Equipment
    • Cosmetics
    • Pharmaceuticals
    • Degreasing of Metal Surfaces
    • Synthetic flavoring agent in foods and pharmaceuticals
    • Sterilizer for Bacterial Spores on Surgical Instruments, Hypodermic Needles and Syringes, and Dental Instruments


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