Methyl Ethyl Ketone

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Chemical Composition: 100% Methyl Ethyl Ketone

Methyl Ethyl Ketone, also known as Butanone or MEK for short, is a food-grade liquid ketone commonly used as an industrial solvent.

Industrial Applications:
• General solvent
• Used in the synthetic rubber industry in the production of paraffin wax
• Used to product household products including lacquer, varnishes, glue and paint remover
• Welding agent

General Safety Measures:
• Keep out of the reach of children
• Always use PPE when handling
• Flammable at high temperatures – keep away from ignition sources, open flames and incompatibles
• Keep container tightly sealed and in a cool, dry, and isolated ventilated area
• Irritant to eyes – avoid contact
• Do not inhale or swallow

First Aid Measures:
• If accidentally swallowed, seek medical attention immediately. If a minor amount is swallowed, give lots of water as well as seek medical attention
• If there is contact with eyes, flush immediately with running water for at least 15 minutes and seek medical attention immediately if irritation continues or if loss of vision occurs
• If there is skin contact, remove any contaminated clothing and wash affected area with water and soap then cover with an emollient or antibacterial cream if exposure is serious – seek medical attention immediately if this is the case
• If inhaled, promptly remove to fresh air

Spillage & Accidental Release Measures:
• Regularly check for leaks
• Dispose of leaking containers
• Prevent discharge/run-off into sewers and water channels

Firefighting Safety:
• Firefighters to ensure the use of full protective clothing and PPE, including proper breathing/oxygen gear

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Expected Delivery Times:  

NSW/ACT - 1-3 Business Days  

QLD - 2-5 Business Days  

VIC - 2-5 Business Days

SA - 3-6 Business Days