Thursday, 21 March 2013

Acetone - Industry Benefits, Usage & More

Known by the chemical formula (CH3)2CO, Acetone is a colorless and flammable liquid popularly used as a solvent and in the production of methyl methacrylate and bisphenol A. It touched 6.7 million tonnes in worldwide production in the year 2010. Acetone is also produced in the human body during metabolic processes and could also be found in plants and volcanic gases.

Molecular Formula : C3H6O


Acetone serves a variety of purposes in industry and laboratory processes. It is abundantly used as a solvent in pharmaceutical industry. Other uses of Acetone are;
  • It is used as chemical intermediate and also to synthesize bisphenol A.
  • In medical and cosmetic field, it is used for chemical peeling.
Acetone is also used in the production of nail polish remover and superglue remover. Makeup artists use it to remove adhesive from different materials.


As stated above, Acetone serves multiple purposes in various industries. In soldering applications, it helps in getting rid of rosin flux after the process is complete.

Acetone is also present in some pharmaceutical drugs. So, it can be said that various industries derive benefits from Acetone in different ways.

  • Acetone’s extreme flammability nature is sometimes counted as a safety issue.
  • Inhaling higher quantities of Acetone can lead to throat irritation.
  • Acetone can lead to significant oxygen depletion in aquatic ecosystems and is also a groundwater contaminant.
Apart from such risks, Acetone doesn’t pose any serious challenge to health.

Manufacturer's usage 

Acetone serves as a primary ingredient in the production of cleaning agents. It is commonly used in following industries as solvent;
  • Adhesives Manufacturing
  • Acrylic Fiber Manufacturing
  • Electroplating
  • Printing
  • Rubber Manufacturing
  • Semiconductors
Global Suppliers Acetone is supplied by various US based chemical companies but only some meet global quality standards and supply in bulk. Lab Express is a chemical manufacturing and distribution company supplying to small as well as Fortune 500 companies since 1998.

It has following variants of Acetone on offer;
Lab Express has more than 20,000 chemicals and intermediates in its catalogue. In addition to that, it also offers various chemical related services.

The same has established Lab Express as a dominant name in chemicals market. For More About Acetone Visit Website

More About Lab express :Lab Express is a global chemicals supplier that manufactures products under the strictest quality guidelines USP, GMP, Kosher and Halal certifications. Besides boasting an extensive chemicals catalogue, it also offers power and liquid blending services
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