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Methyl Propyl Ketone, 500ml #016-564
Methyl Propyl Ketone, 500ml
Chemical Name:
Methyl Propyl Ketone
CAS Number:
Chemical Formula:
MPK, 2-Pentanone, Ethyl Acetone, Methyl Propyl Ketone, Propyl Methyl Ketone

Detailed Product Description:

Methyl Propyl Ketone is a colorless liquid ketone with an odor resembling

that of acetone.  A low-density, non-HAP (“non-Hazardous Air Pollutant)”

solvent for coatings and industrial cleaning and surface preparation applications,

MPK is designed to offer low solvency, low density, and medium evaporation rate

for use in low-VOC formulations.



This product is manufactured by Eastman in Reagent Grade with greater than

90% purity.



Eastman MPK is a low-VOC, non-HAP substitute for the industrial cleaner and

solvent MEK (methyl ethyl ketone).



This solvent can be used in metal degreasing and ink remover applications

and industrial cleaning fluids, as well as in paint and coatings formulations,

printing inks, vinyl-coated fabrics, and as a thinning agent for lacquers.  


MPK is a medium evaporating, urethane-grade solvent.  It is an active solvent

for most synthetic resins including acrylics, polyesters, cellulosics, epoxies,

vinyls, and alkyds.  Its high solvency, low density, and medium evaporation

rate make it attractive as a letdown solvent for high-solids air-dry resins used

in low VOC alkyd and polyester/urethane coatings.


Substitution for Aerospace Cleaning Applications:

From cleaning to pre-treatment, MPK is an effective non-HAP solvent

alternative to MEK and Toluene.  MPK satisfies the rigorous aerospace

performance requirements.  It is environmentally friendly, evaporating more

slowly than alternative solvents, with no significant contribution to ground-level



In a variety of cleaning applications (i.e. metal degreasing, ink remover, industrial

cleaning fluids), MPK has directly replaced MEK for those end-users seeking to

achieve a balance between performance and environmental compliance; because

of its strong solvency power, readily biodegradable status and higher flash point

versus that of MEK.

MPK can replace MEK in hand wipes used for the surface preparation of military

and commercial aircraft.  MPK effectively removes soils, hydraulic oils, sealants

and other contaminants from aircraft surfaces, ensuring proper bonding of industrial

coatings.  It can also be used to clean industrial paint guns.  A non-HAP solvent,

MPK helps aerospace manufacturers meet stringent NESHAP regulations without

sacrificing performance.

MPK is a cost-effective cleaner because it evaporates more slowly than MEK. 

With MPK, more of the solvent stays in wipes during cleaning.

For Coatings Formulations:
Compatible in most coatings formulations, MPK dissolves readily with an

array of resins, including acrylics, polyesters, epoxies, vinyls and alkyds. Its

high solvency, low density and medium evaporation rate make it a particularly

good choice for high-solids resins and coatings formulations requiring a low

VOC content. MPK can also be used in printing inks and vinyl coated fabrics,

and as a thinning agent for lacquers.

Reduces VOC Emissions:
To further reduce VOCs and achieve faster evaporation, MPK can be blended

with methyl acetate, a non-VOC, active solvent.  The blend creates faster

dry-to-touch for increased product turnaround.  With its low MIR

(maximum incremental reactivity) value, the blend can also help formulators

of aerosol coatings meet California’s MIR guidelines.


Highly Flammable, dangerous fire risk, explosive limits in air range from 2 to 13%.

Moderately toxic by ingestion and inhalation with a TLV = 750 ppm


                Click here to download MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheet)



Comes packed in 500ml amber glass bottle.  Also available in 250ml size.

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