Just like the faster evaporating special boiling point hydrocarbons, aliphatic mineral spirits are fractionated from selected feedstock. Their low aromatics content is obtained by deep hydrogenation.

Our aliphatic mineral spirits comprise the ShellSol D (de-aromatised) grades, the hydrotreated VM&P (Varnish Makers' and Painters') naphtha and hydrotreated mineral spirits. The number after the D-grade indicates the minimum flash point in degrees centigrade (eg ShellSol D40). For specific applications, D-grades with an extremely narrow boiling range can be made available.

Application areas for aliphatic mineral spirits are in low odour paints, wood treatment products, printing inks, adhesives, metal cleaning and degreasing, dry cleaning, aerosol formulations, household speciality products, lamp oil, lighter fluids, hand cleaning compounds, metal rolling oils and drilling solvents.

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ShellSol D38

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ShellSol D40

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ShellSol D60

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ShellSol D70

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ShellSol D80

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ShellSol D90

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ShellSol D100

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ShellSol D100 S

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  • Broad product line: Our wide range of solvents enables us to cover most - if not all – solvents customer requirements. In this way we can help to rationalise and reduce the costs of procurement.
  • Global security of supply: Shell Chemicals are leading global suppliers of solvents, with strategically located plants offering continuous long term supply.
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More in Chemicals product portfolio

Special boiling point solvents

Special boiling point (SBP) solvents are versatile fast to medium evaporating aliphatic hydrocarbon fluids with very low impurities and aromatics content and narrow boiling ranges.

White spirits/mineral spirits blends

White spirits and mineral spirits blends are mixtures of paraffins, cycloparaffins and aromatic hydrocarbons used as solvents or diluents in many product formulations or industrial processes.