Kolkata Chemicals – Your Trusted Methyl Isobutyl Ketone Supplier in India

Kolkata Chemicals – Your Trusted Methyl Isobutyl Ketone Supplier in India


Kolkata Chemicals, a prominent manufacturer, supplier, and distributor of Methyl Isobutyl Ketone (MIBK) in India, takes immense pride in delivering the highest quality MIBK to its customers. A powerful solvent with a CAS number of 108-10-1, MIBK, with the chemical formula C6H12O, is indispensable in a variety of industries due to its diverse application.

Product Description

Methyl Isobutyl Ketone is a colourless and stable liquid, primarily used as a solvent due to its high evaporation rate and excellent solvency. It is known for its mild, pleasant odour, akin to the smell of paint thinner.

Usage & Application

Methyl isobutyl ketone (MIBK) is an organic compound with the formula (CH3)2CHCH2C(O)CH3. This colorless liquid, a ketone, is used as a solvent for gums, resins, paints, varnishes, lacquers, and nitrocellulose. Let’s delve into its applications and uses across a variety of sectors.

  1. Surface Coatings: MIBK is extensively used as a solvent in the surface coatings industry. This includes products such as automotive finishes, industrial maintenance coatings, coil coatings, and marine and aerospace coatings. The high solvency rate and slow evaporation properties of MIBK help in creating high-gloss, durable finishes.
  2. Adhesives and Sealants: In the adhesives and sealants industry, MIBK is used as a solvent to maintain the desired consistency and to improve drying times. The resultant adhesives and sealants are used in a wide array of applications including automotive, building, and consumer goods.
  3. Printing Inks: MIBK is commonly used as a solvent in printing inks due to its excellent dissolving properties. It helps to regulate the drying process, thereby ensuring high-quality print. It is particularly important in gravure printing and flexographic printing inks.
  4. Rubber Chemicals: MIBK is used as a solvent in the processing of rubber chemicals. It helps in the formulation of rubber accelerators and retarders which control the curing characteristics of rubber.
  5. Pesticides: In the agrochemical industry, MIBK is used in the formulation of pesticides. It serves as a solvent in many insecticides and herbicides. The compound helps ensure that the active ingredients are evenly distributed in the solution.
  6. Mining: In the mining industry, MIBK is used in the extraction and processing of certain metals. It is used in the solvent extraction of gold from aqueous solutions, as well as in refining copper, nickel, and cobalt.
  7. Pharmaceuticals: MIBK finds use in the pharmaceutical industry as a solvent and extraction agent in the production of antibiotics, vitamins, and other pharmaceutical products.
  8. Cleaning Agent: Due to its effective solvent properties, MIBK is used as a cleaning agent in electronic and industrial applications. It is used to clean precision parts in electronics and automotive industries.
  9. Chemical Intermediate: MIBK also serves as a chemical intermediate in the synthesis of target molecules in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries.
  10. Synthetic Flavoring: In food science, MIBK is used as a synthetic flavoring adjuvant in ice cream, baked goods, gelatins, and puddings.

It’s important to remember that, despite its versatility, MIBK should be handled with care. It can cause irritation to the eyes, skin, and respiratory tract, and can also have effects on the central nervous system. Long-term exposure can potentially lead to more severe health problems.

 Methyl isobutyl ketone is a key component in many sectors due to its effective solvent properties. From surface coatings to pharmaceuticals, MIBK is a versatile compound that facilitates many industrial processes. Its use and handling, however, require proper safety measures.

Product Parameters, Specifications & Grade Standard

Our MIBK is industrial grade, with a purity level exceeding 99%, and conforms to ISO certification standards, guaranteeing optimal quality. It is transparent in appearance with a high boiling point (~116.5 °C).


We are an ISO-certified company, ensuring our MIBK complies with international safety and quality regulations.

Our Advantages

At Kolkata Chemicals, we strive for service excellence. We boast a robust distribution network, exceptional customer service, and superior product quality. Our product is tested stringently for quality and purity, ensuring that we deliver only the best to our customers.

Production Capacity & Quality Control

Our large production capacity allows us to cater to both large and small orders efficiently. Our stringent quality control process, reinforced by a dedicated quality inspection team, ensures consistent quality in every batch of MIBK we produce.

Customization & Packing

Understanding the varying requirements of different industries, we offer customized solutions. Our MIBK is securely packed in drums/barrels to facilitate safe transport and storage.

Physical Properties & Storage

MIBK is a colourless liquid with a characteristic sweet odour. We store it under regulated conditions, away from ignition sources, to maintain its quality and properties.

Quality Inspection

Our rigorous quality inspection process ensures each MIBK batch adheres to safety and environmental standards, and maintains the expected consistency, purity, and quality.

Company Info & Plant Area

With our plant based in Kolkata, the commercial hub of East India, we leverage our strategic location for efficient supply-chain management. Our commitment to quality, competitive pricing, and a customer-centric approach has established us as a trusted MIBK supplier in the region.

Payment, Shipping & Export Mode

We offer flexible payment terms including T/T and L/C. We are located near the port of Kolkata, enabling us to ensure prompt delivery. Our MIBK is exported via sea and air routes, catering to customers across the globe.

We supply MIBK to major Indian cities such as Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, and internationally to the Middle East and various top cities worldwide.

 Kolkata Chemicals stands as a renowned MIBK supplier in India, dedicated to delivering quality products to our customers. With a wide-ranging experience in the chemical industry, we are the ideal partner for your MIBK needs. We continue to strive for quality, efficiency, and superior customer service.

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