Methyl formate is a chemical intermediate used as a binder in the foundry industry and for other purposes.
Methyl formate is used as a binder in the foundry industry (beta set process). It also serves as a blowing agent for a variety of polymers.
Methyl formate is a water-clear, highly flammable, quickly evaporating liquid. It dissolves slowly in plenty of water.
BASF produces methyl formate at its Verbund site in Ludwigshafen, Germany.