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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.

The Shell Chemicals Special Boiling Point (SBP) solvents range is a versatile group of fast to medium evaporating aliphatic hydrocarbon fluids.

Shell Chemicals is a leading supplier of normal Pentane (n-Pentane) - part of our pentane range of aliphatic hydrocarbon solvents.

The Shell Chemicals Special Boiling Point (SBP) solvents range is a versatile group of fast to medium evaporating aliphatic hydrocarbon fluids.

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