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Methyl Acetate Application
Mar 02, 2017

Methyl Acetate Application


Cleaners - Metal prep, Flux, Ink Processes, and Light Degreaser

Coatings - Aerosols

Coatings - Automotive OEM

Coatings - Automotive Refinish

Coatings - Can and Coil

Coatings - General Industrial

Coatings - Industrial Maintenance and Marine

Coatings - Industrial Wood

Coatings - Transportation

Graphic Arts - Printing Inks 

Key Attributes

Excellent solvent activity

Fast evaporation rate

Low MIR value

Low odor



Readily biodegradable

VOC Exempt*

Methyl Acetate is a fast evaporating, mild odor, active solvent that can be used with a broad range of coating and ink resins. Because of its fast evaporation rate, methyl acetate is useful as the fast-evaporating component in high-low solvent systems and in other applications where fast solvent release and quick dry-to-touch time are needed. Methyl acetate is an active solvent for the following resins: cellulose acetate butyrate, nitrocellulose, vinyl copolymers, acrylics, epoxies, polyamides, phenolics, alkyds, and polyesters. Compared with other fast evaporating solvents, methyl acetate gives solution viscosity somewhat higher than acetone or MEK but lower than ethyl acetate. Where a mild odor, fast evaporating solvent is required, methyl acetate is a very good choice for formulators of coating and ink products Methyl acetate is a VOC-exempt, non-HAP, non-ODS, readily biodegradable solvent that can be used in blends to develop environmentally friendly cleaners.

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