- Mainly used in the manufacture of personal care products, including perfumes, acetone, and esters, and an effective antimicrobial
- Solvent in photographic films, preparation of dyes and inks, preparation of rubber from latex, in fabrication of polyvinyl acetate for wood glue, manufacture of pesticides, white lead production, and soft drinking bottles
- Schools, colleges, and universities rely on glacial acetic acid as a chemical reagent; Used in clinical laboratories to test blood
- Glacial acetic acid in dilution is used in the preservation and canning of pickles and other vegetables. It is also used as a descaling agent for cleaning. Along with cleaning and canning, diluted glacial acetic acid can treat or prevent bacterial or fungal outer ear infections.