Acetone

Acetone is a relatively strong solvent and is excellent for dissolving two part epoxies before they set, for cleaning fibreglass repair tools and for thinning fibreglass resins. It removes the sticky residue left on glass and porcelain by price stickers and other adhesive labels and it cleans lacquer application tools.

A highly volatile solvent, acetone evaporates very quickly so it is not suitable as a thinner for most oil based paints and coatings. To clean vinyl or fibreglass surfaces, mix with water to reduce its strength and slow down the evaporation rate.

Do-it-yourself enthusiasts use acetone when repairing fibreglass boat hulls, auto bodies and other projects where fibreglass and epoxies are used.

Use caution when handling and storing acetone because it is flammable. Recochem Acetone has a very low odour quality and fumes from spills may not be easily detected. Use only in a well ventilated area.


Product Packaging Specifications

Item#

Unit/Case Pack

UPC

SCC14

13-260

473 mL /8

056438132608

80056438132604

13-261

946 mL /6

056438132615

60056438132617

13-264

3.78 L /4

056438132646

40056438132644

13-268

18.9 L

056438132684

-

23-269

205 L

056438232698

-

 


Acetone – Item Specifications

ITEM ASTM METHOD SPECIFICATION TYPICAL VALUES
Boiling point, °C D-1078 56.1 56 – 56.6
Rel. density at 20°/20°C (kg/m3) D-1298 791.0 – 793.0 792.0
Colour Pt/Co D-1209 5 max 0
Non-volatile matter mg/100mL D-1353 5 max <1
Acidity (% weight as acetic) D-1613 0.002 max <0.001
Water content (% by weight) D-1364 0.5 max 0.33
Solubility in water at 25°C D-1722 Complete Complete
Purity (% by weight) G.C. 99.4 min 99.6
Permanganate time (min) D-1363 30 min 120 +
Alkalinity as NH3, (% by weight) D-1614 0.001 max <0.001

 

The information contained herein is, to the best of our knowledge and belief, accurate. However, since the conditions of handling and of use are beyond our control, we make no guarantee of results and assume no liability for damages incurred by following these suggestions. Nothing contained herein is to be construed as a recommendation for use in violation of any patents or of applicable laws or regulations. Please refer to material safety data sheet for health and safety and regulatory.