Ketones are a group of solvent products widely used in cosmetics and personal care, surface coatings, pharmaceutical manufacture, printing inks, resins and a number of other industrial applications.
Acetone in particular evaporates very quickly and is especially useful where a finished product needs to dry rapidly within a process. The fast evaporation also ensures that less energy is required in the drying process.
Examples of commonly used ketones are:
Methyl Ethyl Ketone (MEK)
Methyl Isobutyl Ketone (MIBK)