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.


As a "green" solubilizing agent, ethyl lactate has many advantages compared with other organic-based solubilizing agents. It may be readily purified because it is prepared from natural and renewable sources. It is completely biodegradable to carbon dioxide and water. It is easy and inexpensive to recycle.It is approved by the FDA as an adjuvant solubilizing ingredient for flavours and pharmaceutical dyes.

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