Methyl Ethyl Ketone (MEK)

Methyl Ethyl Ketone MEK is a liquid solvent used in surface coatings, adhesives, printing inks, chemical intermediates, magnetic tapes and lube oil dewaxing agents. MEK also is used as an extraction medium for fats, oils, waxes and resins. It is a highly efficient and versatile solvent for surface coatings.

Product NameMethyl Ethyl Ketone
CAS#78-93-3
SynonymMethyl Ethyl Ceton
Pack SizeNot available
Physical state and appearanceLiquid
ColourColourless
OdourMild
Vapour Pressure [hPa] 20°C 105
Flash point [°C]-4
Final boiling point [°C]80.5
Auto-ignition temperature [°C]>450
Explosions limits - lower [%]1.8
Explosions limits - upper [%]11.5
Density 0.806
Solubility in water [g/100ml]26.3

Mineral Spirits

Product Name Mineral Spirits
CAS#64742-47-8
SynonymCetone
Pack SizeNot available
Physical state and appearanceLiquid
ColourColourless
OdourMild Petroleum/Solvent
Vapour Pressure [hPa] 20°C 247
Flash point [°C] >40C
Final boiling point [°C]161C
Auto-ignition temperature [°C]260
Explosions limits - lower [%]Not available
Explosions limits - upper [%]Not available
Density777 kg/m3
Solubility in water [g/100ml]Negligible

Sodium Lauryl Sulphate (SLS) 70%

Sodium lauryl sulphate (SLS), is a chemical compound used as a detergent in many beauty, household, and industrial products. When mixed into diluted concentrations, it can be bottled and sold as a brand name skin care product or cologne.

This compound’s role in these products is usually that of a foaming or a dispersal agent. For example, toothpaste or bubble baths that foam when used contain sodium lauryl sulphate, as so products that need its components dispersed homogeneously, such as fragrance oils in body spray.

Household essentials like cosmetic cleansers, bath gels, shampoos, and dishwashing detergents contain up to 15% of the compound. Also adapted for industrial applications, it is present in higher concentrations when used in floor scrubbing and degreasing solutions, due to its corrosive and grease-fighting properties.

Product Name Sodium Lauryl Sulphate (SLS) 70%
CAS#68585-34-2
Synonym
Pack SizeNot available
Physical state and appearanceLiquid
ColourClear, Bright-light yellow
OdourMild Petroleum/Solvent
Vapour Pressure [hPa] 20°C 105
Flash point [°C] Not applicable
Final boiling point [°C]80.5
Auto-ignition temperature [°C]Not available
Explosions limits - lower [%]Not available
Explosions limits - upper [%]Not available
Density1.090 kg/m3
Solubility in water [g/100ml]Miscible

Solvesso

Solvesso aromatic fluids are heavy aromatic grades with high solvency and controlled evaporation characteristics that make them versatile performers in many industrial and agricultural applications.

The two primary applications for Solvesso fluids are agricultural chemicals and coatings. In agriculture applications, aromatic fluids can be used as solvents for active ingredients, typically in emulsifiable concentrates. In coatings, they are used as solvents in architectural and industrial applications. In both areas, high solvency is the key to good results.

Product Name Solvesso 100
CAS#63231-51-6
Synonym
Pack SizeNot available
Physical state and appearanceLiquid
ColourClear, Transparent.
OdourMild Petroleum/Solvent
Vapour Pressure [hPa] 20°C 0.2
Flash point [°C] 50
Final boiling point [°C]181
Auto-ignition temperature [°C]Not available
Explosions limits - lower [%]0.8%.
Explosions limits - upper [%]7%.
Density0.878 g/ml
Solubility in water [g/100ml]Does not mix with water, Floats on water

Toluene

Toluene is a clear chemical with a strong and distinctive scent. Found in nature in a type of balsam tree called the tolu balsam, as well as in crude oil; toluene is also present in the environment as a result of its use as an additive in such products as nail polish, cigarettes, gasoline, dyes, perfume, explosives, paints and thinners, adhesives, and other manufactured goods

Product Name Toluene
CAS#108-88-3
SynonymToluol
Pack SizeNot available
Physical state and appearanceLiquid
ColourColourless
OdourAromatic
Vapour Pressure [hPa] 20°C 29
Flash point [°C] 4
Final boiling point [°C]110-111
Auto-ignition temperature [°C]>450
Explosions limits - lower [%]1.2
Explosions limits - upper [%]7
Density0.817 g/cm3
Solubility in water [g/100ml]0.5

Xylene

Xylene, also called xylol, dimethyl benzene, Violet 3, and methyl toluene, is an isomer that can be found in three forms. It is traditionally used in the leather, rubber, and paint industries, particularly as a solvent, a cleaning agent, and paint thinner. Since it naturally occurs in petroleum, it is not surprising that it is also found in gasoline and jet fuel.

Xylene is a highly-flammable, colourless liquid. Typically, it smells sweet, with a scent that is similar to balsam. It is usually refined through an alkylation process from crude oil, but it can also be made as a by-product from coal carbonization, extracted from benzole, or through the methylation of toluene.

Product Name Xylene
CAS#1330-20-7
Synonym
Pack SizeNot available
Physical state and appearanceLiquid
ColourAccording to product specification
OdourCharacteristics
Vapour Pressure [hPa] 20°C 9.5
Flash point [°C] 23
Final boiling point [°C]136
Auto-ignition temperature [°C]430
Explosions limits - lower [%]1.0
Explosions limits - upper [%]7.8
Density0.87 g/m3
Solubility in water [g/100ml]Not miscible or difficult to mix