EZ-Blox® is a safe, cost-effective and proven alternative to MEKO. It optimizes the performance of alkyd-based paint and coating systems by preventing a surface skin from forming atop when coming into contact with atmospheric oxygen, thus boosting performance and reducing waste.
As a drop-in replacement with a distinct, low toxicity profile, EZ-Blox® enables the easy reformulation of paints and coatings to meet the strictest safety and regulatory standards.
Chemical Name: 2-Pentanone Oxime
Function: Intermediate, Oxygen Scavenger, Corrosion Inhibitor, Blocking Agent, Antioxidant, Anti-Skinning Agent
CAS Number: 623-40-5
Labeling Claims: Low Toxicity, High Purity, Water-free
Synonyms: Methyl n-propyl ketoxime, Methyl propyl ketone oxime, Methyl propyl ketoxime, NSC 73149
EZ-Blox® optimizes the performance of alkyd-based paint and coating formulations by preventing surface skin formation due to contact with atmospheric oxygen when, between uses, such formulations sit in containers. EZ-Blox® is a breakthrough product that offers a safe, cost-effective replacement for MEKO, typically with equal efficacy and compatibility with other components in such formulations. With EU-REACH certification and low-toxicity, EZ-Blox® is ideal for paints and coatings producers looking to reformulate high-performance alkyd-based systems post ECHA’s reclassification of MEKO as a Carcinogen 1B substance on March 1, 2022.