ExxonMobil™ methyl ethyl ketone (MEK)

ExxonMobil™ methyl ethyl ketone (MEK) oxygenated fluids offer strong solvency and fast evaporative properties. They are not listed as a hazardous air pollutant under U.S. EPA regulations.

ExxonMobil MEK capabilities

  • Solvency power : For solutions of coating, adhesive and ink resins (polyurethane, polyester, acrylic, cellulose, polychloroprene), and for paint stripper formulations
  • Fast evaporation : For thinners and industrial paint formulations, adhesives and extraction processes
  • Low viscosity : Enabling high-solids formulations in coatings and adhesives 

ExxonMobil MEK is a key fluid in formulating polychloroprene adhesives, especially as a replacement for toluene, and is a component of many gravure printing inks. Other application areas include:

  • Consumer products
  • Extractive processes
  • Pharmaceuticals 

Through all stages: from design, manufacturing to product use and disposal


  • Safe-use advice
  • Formulation upgrade
  • Product quality follow-up