Ethyl acetate

a solvent – kind to the environment.

Fast facts

CAS NUMBER

141-78-6

MOLECULAR FORMULA

CH3COOC2H5

MOLECULAR WEIGHT

88,11 g/mol

SYNONYMS

Ethyl ethanoate, vinegar, ethyl acetate

Ethyl acetate – a versatile and organic solvent

Ethyl acetate is a solvent used in many contexts, including printing inks, varnishes and car care chemicals, and in the manufacture of plastics and rubber. In the food industry, ethyl acetate is used in the manufacture of flavourings and in the pharmaceutical industry as an extraction solvent in the production of pharmaceuticals. Ethyl acetate is also a common component of cosmetics and nail polish remover.

Ethyl acetate is considered to be one of the least environmentally harmful of organic solvents. It is very effective while it is easily broken down in both air and water. Sekab’s production processes take place using renewable bioenergy in a closed-loop system and with as little toxicological effects as possible.

Green ethyl acetate – the natural choice for the environment, for humanity and for our climate

For customers with high environmental requirements, Sekab is able to supply green ethyl acetate made from biologically produced ethanol. It is produced in a process that is operated using green bioenergy and therefore provides a product with very low emissions of greenhouse gases.

In Sekab’s chemical plant, the production takes place in a closed-loop system with advanced gas purification, which means that there is a more than 99% degree of purification of by-products from the production. The process water is treated in an anaerobic water purification process which means that the oxygen consumption of the outgoing water has been reduced by 80-90%.

With the aid of these technologies and products, we help companies to create green products and greener operations by keeping their processes and products as climate neutral as it is at all possible. This is a new segment, it is unique and it gives you as a customer a new opportunity to choose the best possible option among those on the market.

Quick facts

CAS NUMBER

141-78-6

MOLECULAR FORMULA

CH3COOC2H5

MOLECULAR WEIGHT

88,11 g/mol

SYNONYMS

Ethyl ethanoate, vinegar, ethyl acetate

SEKAB Chemical plant and Demo plant in the Biorefinery area in Örnsköldsvik Sweden

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