Ethyl acetate is a solvent used in a wide range of applications, including printing inks, varnishes and car care chemicals and in the production of enamels, plastics and rubber. Ethyl acetate is used in the food industry in the preparation of synthetic fruit essences, flavours and perfumes. In the pharmaceutical industry it is an important component in extractants for the concentration and purification of antibiotics. It is also used as an intermediate in the manufacture of various drugs.

Ethyl acetate is regarded as one of the least toxic of industrial organic solvents. It is both highly effective and easily broken down in both air and water

Green ethyl acetate – the natural choice for the climate

SEKAB can deliver green ethyl acetate made from biologically produced ethanol to customers with high environmental standards. SEKAB’s production process runs on green bio-energy and therefore provides a product low on carbon dioxide emissions.

Ethyl acetate with second-generation cellulosic ethanol as a raw material

To some of our customers the environmental characteristics of a product are particularly important.  SEKAB can provide ethyl acetate made from second-generation ethanol produced using waste products from existing production.

SEKAB’s production process is powered with renewable bioenergy and creates a minimum of toxic emissions. Advanced gas purification makes air emitted from the plant cleaner than the air admitted. Ethyl acetate from second-generation cellulosic ethanol is the choice for those of our customers who are keen to keep their processes and products as carbon neutral as possible.

General information Ethyl acetate

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Molecular weight:

44.05 g/mol
Ethyl ester, Acetic ester, Ester of Ethanol

Eva Nilsson Ihme

Eva Nilsson Ihme


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