Methyl Ethyl Ketone – MEK – 55 Gallon Drum

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Methyl Ethyl Ketone solvent is commonly found in adhesives, surface coatings, and ink. The solvent has a colorless appearance and a slight odor.

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Safety Data Sheet



The Methyl Ethyl Ketone (MEK) solvent appears as a colorless liquid with a slight odor. MEK is commonly used in processes involving resins and gums and household products such as paint removers and glues. It is also known as 2-Butanone, 2-oxobutane, 3-butanone, ethyl methyl ketone, and methyl acetone.


  • Ability to dissolve solutes easily
  • Low viscosity
  • High boiling point
  • A slow rate of evaporation


  • Household applications include lacquer, varnish, paint remover, denatured alcohol, and cleaning agents.
  • MEK can be used in extracting oils, fats, and resins along within the manufacturing industry, producing paraffin wax, plastic, and textiles.
  • The most prominent uses of MEK that have made the solvent popular in the industry are thinning paints, lacquers, and surface coating.
  • MEK is an extremely effective cleaning agent since it is stronger than acetone, has a higher boiling point, and has a slower rate of evaporation.

Additional information

Weight406 lbs
Dimensions25 × 25 × 36 in
Lead time

3 – 5 days