Methyl Ethyl Ketone (MEK/Butanone)
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Methyl Ethyl Ketone (MEK/Butanone)

MEK is a clear colorless volatile liquid with a pleasant pungent odor. MEK is the butanone common name (Other Names:  Butanone, 2-butanone, Methyl acetone). HS code for MEK is 29141200. Widely used in applications of coating, adhesives, PU coating, MEKO, printing inks, washing solvent,  artificial leather, pesticide intermediate. Douwin, as a professional methyl ethyl ketone manufacturer, has high-quality MEK for sale. If necessary, welcome consult. 

Features of Methyl Ethyl Ketone (MEK)

Methyl ethyl ketone (MEK) is a colorless, flammable liquid organic compound with a strong, sweet odor. MEK is precursor chemicals in Category III. The specification of acidity is less than or equal to 0.003, color is less than or equal to 10, density is 0.804-0.806, distillation range 78.5-81.0, the non-volatile matter is less than or equal to 5, moisture is less than or equal to 0.05, purity is greater than or equal to 99.7.

Methyl Ethyl Ketone (MEK) Properties

Methyl Ethyl Ketone Cas Number (Cas No.)78-93-3
Methyl Ethyl Ketone UN Number1193
Methyl Ethyl Ketone Chemical Structural FormulaC4H80
Chemical MEK StructureChemical_MEK_Structure.jpg
Methyl Ethyl Ketone Molecular Weight72.11
Methyl Ethyl Ketone IUPAC Namebutan-2-one
Methyl Ethyl Ketone SynonymsMEK, Butanone, 2-butanone, Methyl acetone
MEK Density At 20d.C.(G/Cm3)0.804-0.806
Methyl Ethyl Ketone Boiling Point79.6℃
Methyl Ethyl Ketone Melting Point-86℃

Storage and Delivery of Methyl Ethyl Ketone for Sale

As a professional MEK manufacturer and supplier, Douwin has rich experience in MEK storage and delivery. Our Methyl Ethyl Ketone for sale is available in the drum, iso tank, and bulk. It can be rationed to fill the drum. Normally the container loaded for 20GP is 13.2 tons, 40GP is 25.08 tons without pallets or 24.42 tons with pallets.

Storage Caution of Methyl Ethyl Ketone

MEK (methyl ethyl ketone) is a flammable and volatile liquid with a low flash point. Therefore, proper storage precautions must be taken to ensure safety and prevent accidents.

When storing MEK, the following precautions should be observed:

By following these precautions, the risk of accidents and injuries can be minimized when storing and handling MEK.  If you want to know more about safety precautions, welcome to contact Douwin, one of the most professional methyl ethyl ketone suppliers in China.

Application of Methyl Ethyl Ketone

MEK (Methyl Ethyl Ketone) is a solvent commonly used in various industries due to its excellent solvency power, fast evaporation rate, and low viscosity. Here are some of the applications of MEK:

As a professional methyl ethyl ketone manufacturer and supplier, Douwin specializes in providing high-quality MEK to our customers for different applications. If you want to buy buy methyl ethyl ketone from a reliable MEK manufacturer, please feel free to contact us.


Uses of Methyl Ethyl Ketone (MEK/Butanone)

FAQs of Methyl Ethyl Ketone (MEK) Production

Q. Is Methyl Ethyl Ketone (MEK) a solvent?

Yes. Methyl Ethyl Ketone (MEK) solvent is used as a solvent of cellulose acetate, acrylic resin, alkyd resin, paint, ink, etc. Methyl ethyl ketone (MEK), also known as methyl ethyl ketone, 2-butanone, is an excellent organic solvent, with excellent solubility and drying characteristics, its dissolution capacity is comparable to that of acetone, but it has the advantages of higher boiling point and lower vapor pressure, and has good solubility for various natural resins, cellulose esters and synthetic resins. As a professional MEK manufacturer, we provide high-qurity MEK for sale. If you need methyl ethyl ketone, don't hesitate to contact us!

Q. What is the common name of butanone?

The common name of butanone is methyl ethyl ketone (MEK).

Q. What is methyl ethyl ketone used for?

Regarding the uses of methyl ethyl ketone, as a kind of industrial solvent with good performance, MEK is used in surface coatings, adhesives, printing inks, chemical intermediates, tapes, and lubricant dewaxing agents. MEK is also used as an extraction medium for fats, oils, waxes, and resins. It can be used as an efficient general-purpose solvent for surface coating. Mainly used in polyurethane resin, PU leather and artificial leather, adhesives, coatings, lubricating oil dewaxing, ink, magnetic recording materials and other industries. Methyl ethyl ketone is also an important fine chemical raw material. In addition, methyl ethyl ketone can be miscible with a variety of hydrocarbon solvents, and has a wide range of industrial applications in tape, synthetic leather, coatings, adhesives and inks. In addition, methyl ethyl ketone can also be used as a solvent for dewaxing refined lubricating oil and paraffin deoiling, for the production of methyl ethyl ketone peroxide, methyl amyl ketone, methyl ethyl ketone oxime, butanedione, methyl pseudoionone and other chemical products, widely used as spices, catalysts, anti-peeling agents, antioxidants and corrosion inhibitors. If you are looking for reliable MEK manufacturers and MEK suppliers, don't hesitate to contact Douwin. As a professional methyl ethyl ketone manufacturer, Douwin has rich experience in MEK production and supply. Reach to us today for methyl ethyl ketone prices!

Q. How dangerous is MEK?

It is a dangerous chemical, and direct contact can cause certain harm to the human body, such as coughing, dizziness, headache, nausea, blurred vision, and may cause people to pass out.

Q. Will MEK remove paint?

MEK can remove paint, and it evaporates very fast and will not cause rust.

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