PODCAST: European MEK tightness easing, Asian suppliers exporting to the US

ICIS Editorial


LONDON (ICIS)–European availability of methyl ethyl ketone (MEK) has greatly improved following the end of Shell’s force majeure, although some tightness persists and planned turnarounds will continue to impact supply in Asia.

Europe MEK report editor Nick Cleeve speaks to Asia-Pacific editor Julia Tan about market conditions in both regions and the continued limitations on import activity.

MEK’s main application is as a solvent, with half of global demand derived from the paints and coatings industry. MEK can also be used in rubber-based industrial cements, printing inks and in textile dyes.


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