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Technical Data Sheet
Eastman™ MPK, UHP

  • Aerospace coatings
  • Auto OEM
  • Auto refinish
  • Electronic chemical cleaners
  • Electronic chemicals
  • Food flavors & food fragrances
  • General industrial coatings
  • Graphic arts
  • Gravure printing inks
  • Industrial maintenance
  • Intermediates
  • Pharmaceutical chemicals
  • Polymer modification
  • Wood coatings
Key Attributes
  • Excellent solvent activity
  • High dilution ratio
  • Inert - Nonfood use
  • Low density
  • Medium evaporation rate
  • Meets Aerospace NESHAP compliance
  • Non-HAP
  • Non-SARA
  • REACH compliant
  • Readily biodegradable

Product Description

Eastman™ MPK (Methyl Propyl Ketone), UHP (Ultra High Purity), is a medium evaporating, urethane grade solvent. It is an active solvent for most synthetic resins including acrylics, polyesters, cellulosics, epoxies, vinyls, and alkyds. Its high solvency, low density, and medium evaporation rate make it attractive as a letdown solvent for high-solids air-dry resins used in low VOC alkyd and polyester/urethane coatings. It is used in gravure printing inks and also provides excellent performance for a wide range of cleaning and surface preparation applications for the transportation industry.

Eastman™ MPK, UHP - Substitution for Aerospace Cleaning Applications

From cleaning to pre-treatment, tests prove Eastman™ MPK, UHP is an effective non-HAP solvent alternative to MEK and toluene. Eastman™ MPK, UHP satisfies the rigorous aerospace performance requirements. It is environmentally friendly, evaporating more slowly than alternative solvents, thereby reducing total solvent usage.

The chemical substances for this product are listed as Inert Ingredients Permitted for Use in Nonfood Use Pesticide Products under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). For details on specific permissions, click here.

Typical Properties

PropertyTypical Value, Units
     as Acetic Acid0.02 wt % max.
Assay99.5 % min
Boiling Point @ 760 mm Hg 
     Initial103 °C (217 °F)
     Pt-Co15 max.
Flash Point 
     Tag Closed Cup10 °C (50 °F)
Freezing Point-84 °C (-119 °F)
Molecular Weight86.13
Refractive Index 
     @ 20°C1.39
Specific Gravity 
     @ 20°C/20°C0.807
Vapor Pressure 
     @ 20°C27.8 mm Hg
     @ 20°C0.81 kg/L (6.73 lb/gal)

Properties reported here are typical of average lots. Eastman makes no representation that the material in any particular shipment will conform exactly to the values given.

Eastman and its marketing affiliates shall not be responsible for the use of this information, or of any product, method, or apparatus mentioned, and you must make your own determination of its suitability and completeness for your own use, for the protection of the environment, and for the health and safety of your employees and purchasers of your products. No warranty is made of the merchantability of fitness of any product, and nothing herein waives any of the Seller's conditions of sale.

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