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Methyl Ethyl Ketone MEK
Methyl Ethyl Ketone MEK
Methyl Ethyl Ketone MEK

Methyl Ethyl Ketone MEK

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Methyl Ethyl Ketone MEK

Available in 500ml and 5L


Methyl ethyl ketone (MEK) is a colourless, volatile liquid organic compound with the chemical formula C4H8O. It is also known as butanone because it consists of four carbon atoms in its molecular structure. MEK is a versatile industrial solvent with various applications in different industries. Some common uses of methyl ethyl ketone include:

  1. Solvent in Paints and Coatings: MEK is widely used as a solvent in the formulation of paints, varnishes, and coatings. It helps dissolve various resins and binders, making it easier to apply these products on surfaces and promoting even drying.

  2. Adhesive Manufacturing: MEK is employed in the production of adhesives and glues. It enhances the adhesive properties and ensures proper bonding between materials.

  3. Printing Inks: MEK is a vital component in the production of printing inks for flexographic and gravure printing processes. It helps dissolve the ink components and ensures smooth application on paper or other printing substrates.

  4. Chemical Intermediate: MEK is used as an intermediate in the production of other chemicals, such as methyl isobutyl ketone (MIBK), which finds applications in paint thinners and rubber processing.

  5. Surface Coatings: MEK is used in the formulation of surface coatings for metals, plastics, and other materials to enhance their durability and appearance.

  6. Extraction and Purification: MEK is utilized in the extraction and purification processes of certain substances, such as pharmaceuticals and chemicals.

Buyer assumes all responsibility for safety and use not in accordance with directions.

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