Frequently Asked Questions

Who are ChemtradeAsia?

Tradeasia International Pte. Ltd, previously ChemtradeAsia, was established in 2002 and is headquartered at Singapore. We are a global trading organization and provide integrated chemical procurement services, with a level of certainty and trust, which makes us stand unique in our trade.

Why should we choose Tradeasia?

Tradeasia provides you one stop solutions for all your chemical needs. We provide our customers and partners technical solutions, Supply Chain management service, Product sourcing services, quality control services and customer friendly services.

Can we download the TDS and MSDS of chemicals before purchase?

Yes, you can download the TDS and MSDS before purchase. Click on TDS and MSDS button of the products you are interested in, fill up your details on the form and you will have access to it.

How can I contact Chemtradeasia’s representative?

Tradeasia is committed to providing the best customer service possible. Feel free to contact us by Phone No. : (62 21) 5799 1823-25, +65-62276365 and by Fax no. : (62 21) 5799 1530 or email us at

How can I make purchases at the product websites?

For any purchases you want to make with our product websites, just fill up the form at “inquiry” and our representatives will contact you.

What is the meaning methyl Acetate??

Methyl acetate (CH3COOCH3), IUPAC name methyl ethanoate, is an ester and has a pleasant odor of glue.  It is a clear, colorless, and flammable liquid. It is soluble in most organic solvents, but partially soluble in water. It is a good organic solvent which dissolves an array of resins, such as cellulose acetate, polyvinyl acetate, acrylics, epoxies, polyesters, etc.

What is methyl acetate used in?

Methyl Acetate is a colorless liquid with a fruity odor. It is used as a solvent in lacquers and paint removers and to make pharmaceuticals.

Is methyl acetate the same as acetone?

Methyl acetate and acetone are two different chemical compounds, however they are used for many of the same applications, and methyl acetate is often used as a substitute for acetone.

What is acetate used for?

Acetate is an ingredient used in many products like cosmetics, cleaning supplies, and textiles. Companies also use it in food that is canned, processed, pre-packaged, fermented, or condensed. Condiments like mustard also use acetate because of the anti-caking properties of the sodium acetate.

What are 3 uses for acetate?

Acetate is used as a solvent in paints, inks, coatings. Cellulose acetate is used eyeglass frame. It is used in diapers. Potassium acetate is used as a food preservative.

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