Acetone is highly flammable and has low acute toxicity. These factors could be a hindrance to the global acetone market as exposure to this liquid causes serious eye irritation and may cause drowsiness or dizziness. The high price of acetone is another major factor expected to hamper the growth of the global acetone market over the forecast period. Acetone is used in agriculture as fungicides and insecticides as it is a good solvent and acts as a carrier agent for the active ingredients. Also, it is used for thinning polyester resin and dissolving two-part epoxies and superglue before they harden. It also helps in cleaning polyester resins and gel coats. Acetone is also a very effective means of removing casting resin from the skin. It is used in the production of gravure and flexography packaging printing inks.

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