Industrial-grade Acetic Acid

Industrial-grade acetic acid is a colorless, transparent liquid with a pungent acetic acid odor. It is widely used in various industries, including chemicals, textiles, plastics, and pharmaceuticals. Industrial-grade acetic acid is primarily used in the production of vinyl acetate, acetate esters, cellulose acetate, and synthetic fibers. Additionally, it is used in metal cleaning, and as an auxiliary and solvent in rubber and plastic processing.

  • Molecular Formula: C₂H₄O₂
  • UN Number: 2789
  • CAS Number: 64-19-7
  • Hazardous Class: 8
  • Grade: Food Grade
  • HS Code: 2915210000

What is Industrial-grade Glacial Acetic Acid?

Industrial-grade acetic acid is a high-purity, colorless liquid with a strong acetic acid odor, specifically tailored for industrial applications. Unlike food-grade acetic acid, industrial-grade acetic acid contains minimal impurities that do not impact its effectiveness in manufacturing processes.

It is extensively used in the production of various chemicals, including vinyl acetate monomer, acetate esters, and cellulose acetate, which are key components in the manufacturing of adhesives, coatings, and plastics. In the textile industry, it serves as a mordant in dyeing processes, enhancing dye adhesion and colorfastness.

Additionally, industrial-grade acetic acid is crucial in the synthesis of synthetic fibers and in the pharmaceutical industry for the production of aspirin and other acetate-based drugs. Its role as a metal cleaning agent and solvent in rubber and plastic processing highlights its versatility and indispensability in industrial operations.

Technical Parameters

ItemSpecificationsTest ResultsUnit
Acetic acid content99.8 max99.9%
Chromaticity(in Hazen)10 max5Pt-Co
Moisture0.15 min0.07%
Formic acid content0.05 max0.003%
Acetaldehyde content0.03 max0.01%
Evaporized residue0.01 max0.003%
Iron content (based on Fe)0.00004 max0.00002%
Reduction time of potassium
30 min>30

Safety Is An Important Guarantee

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To ensure your safety while using Glacial acetic acid, please be sure to download and carefully read the accompanying Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS).

This document provides detailed safety guidelines, including how to handle potential hazards, accident response, and proper storage methods. It will help you understand and safely use Glacial acetic acid, ensuring personal safety and environmental protection.

Packing Specification

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Standard Loading Details

Packaging: 1050 kg IBC Totes

  • Each IBC tote has a net weight of 1050 kg.
  • A single container can accommodate 20 IBC totes, with a total gross weight of 21 metric tons.


Packaging: 200 kg Plastic Drums

  • Each plastic drum has a net weight of 200 kg.
  • A single container can accommodate 80 plastic drums, with a total gross weight of 16 metric tons.


Packaging: 30 kg Plastic Drums

  • Without Pallets: A single container can accommodate 740 plastic drums, with a total gross weight of 22.2 metric tons.
  • With Pallets: A single container can accommodate 640 plastic drums.


Molecular Weight/Molar Mass: 60.052 g/mol1

Density: 1.05 g/cm³1

Boiling Point: 118 °C1

Melting Point: 16.6 °C1 Appearance: Clear, colorless liquid2 Odor: Acrid, vinegar-like2

Solubility: Miscible in all proportions with water, ethyl alcohol, and ether2

Acidity: It is a carboxylic acid with a pungent smell and sour taste characteristic of vinegar1.

Proper storage and handling of Food-grade Glacial Acetic Acid are crucial for safety:

  • Storage: Store in a cool, dry, and well-ventilated area, away from direct sunlight and heat sources. Use appropriate containers that are tightly sealed to prevent leaks and evaporation.
  • Handling: Handle with care to avoid spills and contact with skin or eyes. Use appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) such as gloves, goggles, and protective clothing.
  • Ventilation: Ensure good ventilation in areas where Glacial Acetic Acid is used to prevent the buildup of vapors and reduce inhalation risks.

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