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What are aliphatic mineral spirits?



The Shell Chemicals portfolio of aliphatic mineral spirits contains an extremely wide range of solvents, having flash points in the range of 35°C up to 120°C. These products are mixtures of normal-, iso- and cyclo-paraffins. Just like the faster evaporating special boiling point hydrocarbons, aliphatic mineral spirits are fractionated from selected feedstock. Their low aromatics content is obtained by deep hydrogenation.

Our aliphatic mineral spirits comprise the ShellSol D (de-aromatised) grades, the hydrotreated VM&P (Varnish Makers' and Painters') Naphtha and hydrotreated Mineral Spirits. The number after the D-grade indicates the minimum flash point in degrees centigrade (eg ShellSol D40). For specific applications, D-grades with an extremely narrow boiling range can be made available.



How are aliphatic mineral spirits used?

Application areas for aliphatic mineral spirits are in low odour paints, wood treatment products, printing inks, adhesives, metal cleaning and degreasing, dry cleaning, aerosol formulations, household speciality products, lamp oil, lighter fluids, hand cleaning compounds, metal rolling oils and drilling solvents.

What are our key strengths in the aliphatic mineral spirits sector?



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.



Aliphatic mineral spirits product datasheets
Product/Grade   Africa   Americas Asia Pacific Europe
ShellSol D38
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ShellSol D40 Datasheet Datasheet Datasheet Datasheet
ShellSol D43 Not sold
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ShellSol D60 Datasheet Datasheet Datasheet Datasheet
ShellSol DSC Not sold Not sold Not sold Datasheet
ShellSol D70 Datasheet Not sold Not sold Datasheet
ShellSol D80 Not sold Datasheet Not sold Not sold
ShellSol D90 Datasheet Not sold Not sold Datasheet
ShellSol D100 Datasheet Not sold Not sold Datasheet
ShellSol D100 S Not sold Not sold Not sold Datasheet

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