|Physical characteristics||Key technical properties||Value/unit||Main applications|
|Evaporation rate: Medium||Boiling range||174-187°C||Paints & Coatings|
|Solvency Power: Medium||Flash point||46°C||Aerosol propellant|
|Odour: Odourless||Aromatics content||50 mg/kg||Extraction|
|-||Benzene content||<3 mg/kg||Metalworking|
ShellSol TD – isoparaffin synthetic hydrocarbon solvent
ShellSol TD is part of our isoparaffin range of aliphatic hydrocarbon solvents. Isoparaffins are synthetic solvents with a unique combination of narrow boiling range, flash point and evaporation rate. Its synthetic nature means the chemical composition is carefully controlled which in turn imparts consistent solvent performance.
Unlike most hydrocarbon solvents, which are distillation ‘cuts’ from crude oil refining, Isoparaffins are synthesised (chemically made) through an alkylation process. Because the feedstock and process conditions are carefully controlled, the resulting Isoparaffin composition, structure and properties are consistent and low in impurities.
ShellSol TD has little or no odour and a very narrow, medium boiling range (among Isoparaffins) that provide a unique combination of flash point and evaporation or drying performance. Its technical properties can also impart low surface tension characteristics and high oxidation stability for paints and coatings applications.
|ShellSol TD||Datasheet|| |
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