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Acetone

ACETONE is the lowest molecular weight member of the ketone family of solvents, is a low boiling, fast evaporating, colourless, stable liquid. Because acetone possesses excellent solvent power for most natural and synthetic resins including acrylics, vinyl polymers, nitrocellulose, cellulose acetate, and other collutive derivatives. It is popular and effective low boiling solvent for surface coating applications. Since most waxes, oils, fats, greases and dye materials are soluble in acetone; it is ideally suited for extraction and other end uses.
1Usg, 18L (Pail) and 200L (Drum)
Keep the container tightly closed. Shelf life is unlimited in close container. Keep away from direct sunlight and other sources of heat or ignition; do not smoke in storage areas.
ACETONE contains flammable solvents. Always use protective gloves and eye goggles when handling this product. It is highly recommended to provide proper ventilation on working area. If contact with skin or splash in eyes, wash with fresh water and seek medical assistance.
Acetone find applications in the wood coatings as washing thinner for all spray equipment’s. It is also used as a solvent for reducing viscosity for unsaturated polyester paints and related products.
Appearance – Liquid

Specific Gravity – ASTM D 4052 – 0.79+/-.02 Kg/L

Colour( Say bolt) – ASTM D 1209 – 5

Freezing Point – ASTM D 97 – -95°C

Water Content Max. – ASTM D 1364 – 0.3

Non-Volatile matter, max – ASTM D 1353 – 0.001

Flash Point (Abel) – IP 170 – -18°C

Vapour Pressure @20°C – 24.7 kPa

Relative evaporation rate (nBuAc=1) – ASTM D 3589 – 5.6

Acetone is manufactured to the highest standards. It does not contain detectable quantities of heavy metals, chlorinated compounds or polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. This product is guaranteed to meet the duty requirements of the United States as ‘non benzenoid acetone. It is also guaranteed maximum benzene content of 1 ppm., the limit of detection.

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