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Shell chemicals companies produce a wide range of hydrocarbon solvents, including isoparaffins, paraffins, aliphatics, aromatics and blends. Some of the many everyday items that depend upon hydrocarbon solvents include paints, adhesive tapes, photocopier fluid, shoe polishes, barbecue lighter fluid and tyres.

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Shell Chemicals' portfolio of aliphatic mineral spirits contains an extremely wide range of solvents, having flash points in the range of 35°C to 120°C.

Our aromatic solvents include pure aromatics like toluene and xylene (isomer mix) as well as a other aromatic solvents sold under the ShellSol* name.

Shell chemicals companies offer a selection of isoparaffinic solvents including ShellSol* TD, ShellSol T, ShellSol TC and ShellSol OMS.

This group of hydrocarbons comprises normal- and iso-pentane. The pentanes are used in aerosols, as blowing agents in foams and as reaction media.

The special boiling point solvents range provides a versatile group of solvents, which consist of paraffins and cycloparaffins in the C5-C9 range.

White spirits and mineral spirits blends are mixtures of paraffins, cycloparaffins and aromatic hydrocarbons.