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Methyl Ethyl Ketone (MEK) – Butanol

Powerful solvent presented in child-resistant, resealable 1 liter bottles. It is a clear, colorless liquid with a characteristic sweet odor.

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What is Methyl Ethyl Ketone (MEK) – Butanol?

Methyl ethyl ketone, more commonly known as MEK and sometimes referred to as Butanol, is a colorless liquid with a distinctive, sweet odor. MEK is widely used in industrial applications due to its excellent dissolving capacity and fast evaporation rate.

What can you use this product for?

  • Solvent: MEK is a powerful solvent for many materials. For example, it is widely used in the paint and coatings industry to dissolve or thin varnishes, paints, resins and glues. This is because it helps form a smooth, uniform coating on surfaces.
  • Production of plastics and textiles: Due to its ability to dissolve polymers, it is used in the production of plastics and textiles.
  • Plastics and rubber production: MEK plays a role in the production and processing of plastics and rubbers. It is used to reduce the viscosity of plastic and rubber solutions, making them easier to process.
  • Cleaning agent: Due to its ability to dissolve various materials, MEK is also used as a cleaning agent in the production of precision instruments and electronic components. It can remove grease, oil and other contaminants without damaging the underlying material.
  • Printing ink: In the printing industry, MEK is used as a solvent for ink, especially in flexo and gravure printing processes. It ensures that the ink dries quickly and adheres well to various materials, including plastic and metallic foils.

Instructions for use for Methyl Ethyl Ketone (MEK)

To safely open the Methyl Ethyl Ketone (MEK) bottle, first press the cap firmly and then turn it counterclockwise to release the child-resistant closure.

  1. Cleaning and Degreasing:
    • Apply a small amount of MEK to a clean cloth or sponge.
    • Gently rub the surface to remove grease, oil, ink or other contaminants.
    • Allow the surface to air dry; MEK evaporates quickly leaving a clean surface.
  2. Preparation for Painting:
    • Clean the surface to be painted thoroughly with MEK for better paint adhesion.
    • Make sure the surface is completely dry before you start painting.
  3. Glue remover:
    • Apply MEK directly to the adhesive residue.
    • Let it sit for a few minutes and then scrape away the softened adhesive residue.
    • Rinse the area with MEK for a clean result.

Health and Safety

Danger

GHS symbol for flammable. GHS symbol for irritant.

Hazard statements (H phrases)

  • H225: Highly flammable liquid and vapour
  • H319: Causes serious eye irritation
  • H336: May cause drowsiness or dizziness

Precautionary measures (P-phrases)

  • P102: Keep out of the reach of children
  • P210: Keep away from heat, hot surfaces, sparks, open flames and other ignition sources. Do not smoke.
  • P261: Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapour/spray
  • P271: Use only outdoors or in a well-ventilated area
  • P305+P351+P338: IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. remove contact lenses, if possible; keep rinsing.
  • P501: Dispose of contents/container in accordance with applicable legal waste disposal regulations

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS – FAQ

  • Is Methyl Ethyl Ketone (MEK) flammable?
    Yes, MEK is highly flammable and should be kept away from open flames and sparks.
  • How do I store Methyl Ethyl Ketone (MEK) safely?
    Store MEK in a tightly sealed container, in a cool and well-ventilated place, away from ignition sources.
  • Where can I find more information about Methyl Ethyl Ketone (MEK)?
    For detailed information, please visit [Pubchem – Methylethyl ketone].

Where can I buy Methyl Ethyl Ketone (MEK)?

To purchase Methyl Ethyl Ketone (MEK) you should go to DutchChems. We offer this powerful solvent in practical, resealable 1 liter bottles, which you can store easily and safely after use. Place an order effortlessly via our webshop and we will ensure that it is carefully packaged and delivered to your home.

For large orders such as barrels or IBCs, you can also request a tailor-made quote. Please complete our contact form .

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1,0 L

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