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What are paraffins?

For Shell Chemicals, this group of hydrocarbons comprises normal- and iso-pentane.

How are paraffins used?

The pentanes are used in aerosols, as blowing agents in foams (eg expandable polystyrene) and as reaction media.

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.

 

 

Paraffins datasheets
Product/Grade   Africa   Americas Asia Pacific Europe
Isopentane
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Pentane 60/40
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Pentane 80/20
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Datasheet
n-Pentane
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Datasheet
SARASOL* 40 Not sold Not sold Datasheet Not sold
SARASOL* 75
Not sold Not sold Datasheet Not sold
SARASOL* 85
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Not sold
SARASOL* 120
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Not sold

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