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What is Mek?

January 11, 2023

Methyl Ethyl Ketone (MEK, 2-Butanone, or Butanone) is a colorless liquid used throughout many industrial facilities. MEK shares many properties with acetone as they are both industrial solvents, but MEK is harsher, making it a common choice for heavy-duty applications. When mishandled, Methyl Ethyl Ketone can pollute the air, increase the risk of explosion or fire, and raise the overall hazard level of your job site.