Ketones are an important class 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.

The coatings industry uses ketones extensively as solvents for nitrocellulose and other cellulose esters, resins, and for vinyl chloride-vinyl acetate. These solvents can be used either as active solvents or dilutents, often in combination with other solvents. Their strong solvency, paired with low density, make them desirable solvents for meeting Volatile Organic Compound regulations.  


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Methyl Isobutyl Ketone (MIBK) icon pdf icon pdf
  • Solvent for:
    • High Solids Coatings
    • Automotive coatings
    • Traffic Paints
    • Marine Coatings
    • Textile Coatings
    • Leather Finishes
    • Vinyl-Acrylic Resins
  • Extraction Solvent:
    • metals separation
    • oil soap purification
  • Chemical Intermediate
Diisobutyl Ketone (DIBK) icon pdf  icon pdf
  •  Solvent for:
    • Nitrocellulose Lacquers
    • Synthetic resin
      • vinyl, acrylic, polyester, epoxy
    • High Solids Coatings and Stains
    • Paint Strippers
    • Leather Finishing Compounds
    • adhesives
    • Printing inks
    • Cleaning & Degreasing
  • Extraction Solvent for Mining
  • Chemical Intermediate for Diisobutyl Carbinol