Acetic Acid

ethanoic acid, methane carboxylic acid, glacial acetic acid

Raw material for the production of vinyl acetate monomer, acetic anhydride and the acetate esters, such as ethyl acetate, butyl acetate and iso-propyl acetate (used to manufacture coatings, adhesives, inks and cosmetics).  Also a key raw material in the production of purified terephthalic acid, as well as monochloroacetic acid.

Used in the production of polyethylene terephthalate, mainly used in soft drink bottles; cellulose acetate, mainly for photographic film; and polyvinyl acetate for wood glue, as well as synthetic fibers and fabrics; fungicide; used in cleaning products to remove calcium deposits left by hard water; descaling agent. In the food industry acetic acid is used under the food additive code E260 as an acidity regulator; used to preserve foods such as pickles. It also provides the sour taste for salad dressings and mayonnaise.

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