Methyl Isobutyl Ketone (MIBK)

Methyl isobutyl ketone (MIBK) is an organic, colourless solvent, which is widely used in the coatings, polymers and resins industries.

CAS number

  • 108-10-1

Typical Uses

  • Chiefly used as a solvent for lacquers, rubbers, paints, resins, and nitrocellulose. 
  • It is efficient at dissolving resins in surface coatings.

Other names

4-methylpentan-2-one; Isobutyl methyl ketone


  • Methyl isobutyl ketone is a colourless liquid with an acetone-like odour, and flash point of 15-23° C. 
  • It is miscible with most organic solvents.

Packaging Types

  • Cans, Drums, IBCs, Bulk

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