Skip to Content Skip to Navigation

Distributed by Redox, Acetone is a versatile chemical that is used primarily in industrial and laboratory settings, and also safe for personal care applications such as nail polish remover. The wide range of uses confirms Acetone as a staple in the manufacturing of products and the delivery of services across all industries.

Acetone is currently produced from petrochemicals as a co-product of phenol, however has a history of high purity acetone being made from the fermentation of sugars derived from corn and other agricultural products. It is a colourless, volatile, flammable liquid classified as a Class 3 dangerous good, and is the simplest and smallest ketone.

As a ketone being more oxidizing than alcohol, Acetone dissolves both waterborne and oily residues, making for a more flexible cleaning agent and solvent. As a solvent it is used as a volatile component in some paints and varnishes, for thinning polyester resin, cleaning tools, widely used in the fibreglass industry, also as a heavy duty degreaser and in the preparation of metal before prior to painting. It’s also used as a chemical intermediate, in laboratories, medial and cosmetic products, and within the domestic market.

At Redox, we have established strong dynamic relationships with clients and suppliers due to our commitment to quality assurance and attention to material handling processes. Constant review and management of all our changing processes ensures we maintain best business practices, while acting in accordance with the relevant industry standards.

To discuss how we can supply acetone safely and at a competitive price that ensures you are ahead of your market, contact one of our specialists today!

Back to all News

Posted 28 Jan in Chemicals

Formic Acid – Limitless Potential

From the days when Formic Acid was long considered a chemical compound of only minor industrial interest to today when it finds increasing use as a preservative and antibacterial in livestock feed, the demand and potential for Formic Acid...

Posted 11 Dec in Announcements

Holiday Trading

From all at Redox, we wish you a safe holiday season and a Happy New Year! We will be closed for all public holidays across all our branches. See below for our branches closure dates: Australia Friday 25th December 2020 – Christmas...

Posted 26 Nov in Crop Production and Protection

Fresh summer fruit harvest and post-harvest looms

It’s that time of year again when Australia’s fresh summer fruit is beginning to show up in wholesalers and supermarkets across the country. Apricots, plums, peaches and nectarines in particular, which the Australian horticulture...

Redox opens up a world of opportunity giving you access to more than 850 of the world's best manufacturers.

BASF
Evonik
DSM
DOW Chemicals
ANSAC
Cargill
BestAmino
Chemours
Aromtech
ICL Fertilizers
Eni
AB Biotek
Chemtura
Jacobi
Maurivin
Natural Soda
ETiMADEN
Dutch Plantin
Herba Ingredients
Uvasys
FumeiPharm
CJ Cheiljedang
Aliphos
ClimaxMolybdenum
P&G Chemicals
JKP Nutrition
Prayon
Rianlon
Carus
JIURICHEM
GK
Shell
Laiyu
Sumitomo Chemical
UNID
Sterokem
RheinChemie
United Initiators
Synthite
SCG Chemicals
Medichem
CSPC
Buckman
Pall Water
20 Microns
Scientex