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ICON MEK (Methyl Ethyl Ketone) is a fast evaporating manual ink cleaner.


bfs Product Code: CHMEK

ICON MEK (Methyl Ethyl Ketone) is a fast evaporating manual ink cleaner with excellent solvency on a variety of ink types, based on Butanone.


  • Fast evaporating
  • Flashpoint -9°C
  • Traditional Methyl Ethyl Ketone based formulation
  • High ink solvency on most ink types cleans quickly and effectively, even on hardened ink deposits
  • Suitable for most conventional roller qualities
  • VOC = 805grams/litre (100%).

Method of Use

For manual use it should be used neat.  Apply to a lint free cloth or sponge and wipe over the affected area allowing to evaporate before re-using affected area.

May also be used as a solvent thinner as required depending on formulation.

Suitable for most modern day machines including manufacturers such as Heidelberg, KBA, Man Roland, Ryobi, Komori and Mitsubishi presses.

Storage and Shelf Life

Store solvents safely within the printing environment to allow them to acclimatize to pressroom conditions – working temperatures will affect evaporation speed of solvents and hence can influence their effectiveness. Consult own company risk assessment and fire risk assessment for guidance on suitable storage containers depending on properties of the chemical.

If left unopened and kept in the correct conditions this product has a recommended shelf life of 12 months.

Health and Safety

This product is categorized with the following hazardous associations:

GHS02: Flame

GHS07: Exclamation Mark

Always wear suitable safety equipment when handling pressroom chemicals. Will not give rise to significant hazard provided good standards of industrial practice are maintained. Consult MSDS for further information.

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