|Physical characteristics||Key technical properties||Value/unit||Main applications|
|Evaporation rate: Medium||Boiling range||143-161°C||Coatings and inks|
|Solvency Power: Medium||Flash point||26°C||Rubber|
|Odour: Low||Aromatics content||<5 mg/kg||Cleaning|
|Impurities: Low||Benzene content||<3 mg/kg||Polymers & resins|
|-||-||-||Metal, paper and leather|
SBP 140/165 high purity de-aromatised hydrocarbon solvent
Shell chemicals companies are leading suppliers of SBP 140/165 - part of our de-aromatised, special boiling point (SBP) aliphatic hydrocarbon solvents range. These high purity fluids have stable compositions with fixed, narrow boiling ranges, making them especially suited to applications or industrial process conditions where a particular evaporation/drying performance is required.
SBPs consist of paraffins and cycloparaffins in the C6-C10 range. Thanks to their regular composition, narrow boiling point solvents provide predictable and consistent evaporation behaviour that is important in many applications. Our SBPs also have very low total aromatics and benzene content, with virtually undetectable levels of polycyclic aromatics.
SBP 140/165 is a colourless fluid with a low odour and a relatively high but narrow boiling range. In the range of SBPs, SBP 140/165 is slower evaporating, which can be beneficial for achieving certain drying characteristics, while its higher flash point makes for easier handling and storage.
Its ability to dissolve many organic compounds and evaporate easily means it is used as a solvent or diluent in a wide range of industrial and professional applications.
Key application areas include coatings, industrial cleaning, aerosol carriers, rubber manufacturing, polymers and resins, lubricants, agrochemicals and the metal, paper and leather processing industries.
Shell Chemicals SBP 140/165 is manufactured to high standards required to produce a hydrocarbon fluid that offers consistent quality and performance, including feed selection for a consistent composition and a deep hydrogenation process that minimises impurities.
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