ALTIVIA Ketones & Additives is the second-largest global producer of ketones and carbinols. Products include Methyl Isobutyl Ketone (MIBK), Methyl Isobutyl Carbinol (MIBC), Di-isobutyl Ketone (DIBK), Di-Isobutyl Carbinol (DIBC) Isobutyl Heptyl Ketone (IBHK) and high purity acetone; and are shipped in Iso-tanks, trucks, and rail as well as bulk shiploads to over 35 countries. This facility has the process technology to produce the highest purity carbinols globally. ALTIVIA serves global customers in Construction, Automotive, Coatings, Adhesives, Mining, Lubricants, Pharmaceuticals, and other key market segments.
Ketones and carbinols are important classes of industrial chemicals widely used as solvents and chemical intermediates. They are known for being strong, versatile organic solvents and therefore are essential components of many consumer and commercial products. Ketones are used safely and effectively in everyday products such as paints, adhesives, printing inks, and cleaners; while carbinols can be utilized for a wide variety of applications, including fuel and lubrication additives, mining applications, and plasticizers.
The coatings industry extensively uses ketones as solvents for nitrocellulose and other cellulose esters, resins, and vinyl chloride-vinyl acetate. These solvents can be used as active solvents or diluents, often combined with other solvents. Their strong solvency and low density make them desirable solvents for meeting Volatile Organic Compound regulations.