Methyl Ethyl Ketone

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CAS Number
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78-93-3
Also Known As
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2-butanone Ethyl Methyl Ketone Methyl Acetone
Packaging
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Bulk, Drums, IBC, Jerrycan, Tin
It is used in paints and other coatings because it will quickly evaporate. It dissolves many substances and is used as a solvent in processes involving gums, resins, cellulose acetate and nitrocellulose coatings and in vinyl films. It is also used in the synthetic rubber industry, and as a catalyst for polyester resin hardening. It is also used in manufacturing plastics, textiles, in the production of paraffin wax, and in household products such as lacquer, varnishes, paint remover, a denaturing agent for denatured alcohol, glues, and as a cleaning agent. MEK is also used in dry erase markers as the solvent of the erasable dye.