They are clear water-white liquids, chemically stable and non-corrosive and possess a mild odour. Examples of the Shell Chemicals range are LAWS (Low Aromatic White Spirit), ShellSol 15 and ShellSol H.

White spirits and mineral spirits blends are used as solvents or diluents in thinners for paints and varnishes, paint driers, colour printing of fabrics, metal cleaning and degreasing, preparation of furniture, shoe and floor polishes, dry cleaning formulations and in the rubber industry.

Technical Datasheets

Product/Grade  Americas

Asia Pacific

ShellSol* 7 EC Datasheet Not sold
ShellSol* 2046 NA, Q7749  Datasheet Not sold
White Spirit Not sold Datasheet
Low Aromatic White Spirit (LAWS) Not sold Datasheet
High Aromatic White Spirit (HAWS) Not sold Datasheet
ShellSol* 2046 AR, Q7747 NOTE: sold in South America only
Datasheet
Not sold
Aguarrás BA Stoddard NOTE: sold in South America only
Datasheet
Not sold
Base Para Insecticida (BPI) NOTE: sold in South America only
Datasheet
Not sold
ShellSol* 90 NOTE: sold in South America only
Datasheet
Not sold

Our key strengths in hydrocarbon solvents

  • 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.
  • Consistency of product quality: long term production experience and development of proprietary Shell processes delivers product of high quality and consistency.
  • Multiple sales channels: customers can choose from a range of sales channels - direct dealings with our own customer service contacts, through distributors for smaller quantities, or via e-channels such as Customer Lounge or Elemica.
  • Experienced support staff: Shell Chemicals have in-depth knowledge of solvents products, their applications, and health, safety and environment issues. Local sales staff are well trained to identify and meet customer business needs.

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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.