Methyl Ethyl Ketone (MEK)

Methyl ethyl ketone (MEK) is a highly flammable, organic compound. It is commonly used as an industrial solvent.

CAS number

  • 78-93-3

Typical Uses

  • A highly effective solvent used in inks, glues, resins, coatings and films and in the manufacture of paraffin wax, plastics, textiles. 
  • It is utilised as an extraction medium for fats and oils. 
  • It is also a good cleaning agent acting similarly to Acetone, with slightly slower evaporation.

    Other names

    2-Butanone; Ethyl methyl ketone


    • Methyl Ethyl Ketone is a colourless liquid ketone with a characteristic sharp, sweet odour and a flash point of -6° C 
    • It is partially soluble in water.

    Packaging Types

    • Cans, Drums, IBCs, Bulk

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