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What are isoparaffins?

High boiling isoparaffins are synthesised by means of a so-called alkylation process. Shell chemicals companies offer a selection of isoparaffinic solvents including ShellSol*  TD, ShellSol T, ShellSol TC and ShellSol OMS.

How are isoparaffins used?

Isoparaffins are virtually odourless making them particularly suitable for use in odour-free paints, printing inks, dry cleaning, wallpaper manufacture, photocopying, household sprays, fragrant polishes and hand cleaners. Their inertness and low solvency make isoparaffins the ideal carrier for catalysts in polymerisation processes.

What are our key strengths in the hydrocarbon solvents 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.




Isoparaffins datasheets
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ShellSol* TD
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ShellSol* OMS Not sold Datasheet
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ShellSol* T Datasheet
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ShellSol* TK Not sold Not sold Datasheet
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ShellSol* TM Not sold Not sold Datasheet Not sold

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