07 Feb

Low Aromatic White Spirit has successful application in Paint & Coatings Industry

There is not clear formula of white spirit, because it is not a pure chemical substance. It is a mixture of linear hydrocarbons and aromatic structure. White spirit gets by distillation process at temperature range from 140 to 220 C degrees. White spirit manufacturing accordance with the requirements of country production standard, specific of raw materials (kerosene) and technology, approved in the established manufacturing order.

Usually is guaranteed shelf life of solvent about three years from date of manufacturing. White spirit packing in steel 160 kg drums on the wooden pallets or ISO tanks and should be label marked image of the danger, classification code class 3.



Classical low aromatic white spirit can contain in its composition to 17% aromatic hydrocarbons. But now there is technology that give opportunities to produce odorless White Spirit (aromatic content less than 1 %) – it is artificially purified from aromatic hydrocarbons by extractive distillation. The international chemical company has own line of dearomatized hydrocarbon fluids (odorless white spirit/ odorless mineral spirit). For example Shell Chemicals (ShellSol) and ExxonMobil Chemical (Exxsol) with grade level D40, D60, D80. Odorless white spirit hydrocarbon solvent gives its low level of impurities such as sulphur, olefins, benzene and total aromatics, and low odor. Diluents for premium quality low odor coatings formulations.

SheSol D40 White Spirit


White spirit gets factional of kerosene and is used mainly as a solvent in the paint industry. It is used as a solvent of some rubbers, fatty alkyds of epoxy, often used in the production and reception of diluted oil-based varnishes. Although the effectiveness of the use of this product is somewhat reduced, but the partial replacement of the conventional white spirit or their use in paint materials greatly increases the sanitary – hygienic properties of the coatings. White spirit Application allows to significantly reduce the consumption of paints or exerting any influence on the quality of the coating.

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