MMB – simply safer cleaner and greener

Solvents for household products such as cleaners and air fresheners as well as industrial applications such as coatings and degreasers have to be safe and environmentally compatible. You too can use 3-methoxy-3-methyl-1-butanol (MMB) from Kuraray to make your formulations better and greener.

Safe cleaning agents, effective air fresheners

MMB from Kuraray helps manufacturers of cleaning agents develop more sustainable products, including household cleaners and laundry detergents. MMB is a solvent with a high flash point, making it very safe to handle. Other applications for MMB include air-care products such as plug-in diffusers. MMB reduces the amount of surfactant required and ensures complete vaporization, for clear air fresheners that look more attractive.

Effective degreasing, sustainable products

As a multifunctional hydrotrope, MMB is used as an industrial degreaser and cleaner for metal parts, optical lens or semiconductors, greatly improving the cost/benefit profile of industrial cleaners. MMB is also used as a solvent in printing inks, coatings and heavy duty hand cleaners. Thanks to its minimal toxicity profile, MMB improves the tolerability of applications, while OECD 301C-compliant biodegradability makes it ideal for products with environmental labels. For applications requiring a more hydrophobic solvent, Kuraray offers MMB-Ac.

The excellent environmental and safety profile of MMB from Kuraray make it ideal for the development of safe and sustainable products – for industry and the home.


  • Air care: Diffusers vaporize right down to the last drop: attractive, clear appearance; reduces amount of surfactant required
  • Degreaser: Improved cost-benefit profile compared with conventional hydrotropes

  • Household cleaners
  • Industrial cleaning agents
  • Soap
  • All purpose cleaner
  • Degreasers
  • Room fresheners
  • Laundry detergents
  • Printing inks
  • Coatings
  • Heavy duty hand cleaner

  • Solvents with a low toxicity profile
  • Multifunctional product
  • High flash point
  • Unique vaporization profile

Further information:

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