Ethyl lactate

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An ideal environmental friendly non-toxic replacement for MEK, MIBK, toxic glycol ethers and chlorinated solvent. It is well known for its superior cleaning ability and has a high degree of solvency.

It has excellent synergy when blended with other solvents and is perfect for making ink cleaners, adhesive removers, hand wipes and paint strippers.

Packing:DrumsPacking: Drums, ISO tanks, jerrycans etc.


Ethyl Lactate is a good precision cleaning solvent that dries without leaving any film or residue. It is excellent for cleaning some lighter oils and greases, adhesives, etc.Used extensively for aircraft wipe cleaning, electronic circuit board cleaning (specifically semiconductor and microelectronics to clean plasma etch residues) other demanding applications. It is commonly used as a carrier solvent for photo resists and as an ingredient in edge bead removal mixtures. Due to its low toxicity, ethyl lactate is a popular choice across many different production scenarios. It is also used as a solvent with various types of polymers. In the presence of water, acids and bases the chemical will hydrolyse into ethanol and lactic acid.

This chemical also appears under: Food & Beverage, Flavours, Paints & Coatings, Packaging and Printing inks, Personal Care and Cosmetics, Pharmaceutical, Fragrance

Technical Overview

Product           :(−)Ethyl-L-Lactate
CAS Number  : 687-47-8

Appearance Clear Colourless Liquid
Assay (%) Min 99.00
Moisture (%) Max 0.30
Acidity as Lactic acid (%) Max 0.30