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.
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