Reinforced Plastics Lab is a trusted provider of quality solvents and additives. We distribute nationwide and help labs maintain a clean and healthy working environment. Acetone is a solvent that is used in the upkeep of many labs around the country. If you're interested in this product for your work place, please contact us today.
What is Acetone?
Acetone is an organic compound and is colorless, volatile, a flammable liquid. It is typically used for cleaning purposes in labs and is a common building block in organic chemistry. If you look around your home, you may have acetone products you may not be aware of. These include such items as nail polish remover and paint thinner. Acetone is also present in the human body and is disposed of through normal metabolic processes and is present in your blood and urine as well.
Applications and Uses
Acetone solvent is great for many plastics, as well as some synthetic fibers. It can be used for the thinning of polyester resin, as well as cleaning the tools with it. It can also be used to dissolve two-part epoxies and superglue before they harden. It is also useful in the preparation of metal prior to painting.
In the pharmaceutical industry, acetone solvent is used as a denatured alcohol. Acetone is also present as a substance formulated alongside the active ingredients of some medications. And though it is flammable, it is widely used as a solvent during the safe transportation and storage of acetylene. By pouring acetylene into acetone, the acetylene dissolves into it and makes it safer to transport.
Reinforced Plastics is a trusted supplier of quality acetone solvent. If you have any questions about this product, please call us today. The number to call for more information is (631) 249-5490. We will gladly assist you with any questions you may have about this material.