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What are special boiling point solvents?

This group incorporates the solvent products that are known in the US and Canada as 'fast to medium evaporating aliphatics' or 'fast to medium evaporating blends (aliphatic and aromatics)'.

The Shell Chemicals special boiling point solvents range is a versatile group of solvents,  consisting of paraffins and cycloparaffins in the C5-C9 range. Due to the way they are manufactured, including deep hydrogenation, their aromatics content is very low.

How are special boiling point solvents used?

Application areas for these products are in quick-drying lacquers, paints, varnishes and inks where they are used as diluents and solvents. They are also components in the preparation of tyres, rubber solutions, adhesives, cleaners, and pressure-sensitive tapes, and are used as extraction solvents in the chemical, pharmaceutical, cosmetics and food industries.

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.

 

 

Special boiling point solvents product datasheets
Product/Grade   Africa   Americas Asia Pacific Europe
SBP 40/65 LNH Not sold Not sold Not sold Datasheet
X-55 solvent Not sold Not sold Datasheet Not sold
Isohexane LNH (SBP 58/62) Not sold Not sold Not sold Datasheet
Hexane (commercial grade) Not sold Datasheet Datasheet Not sold
Hexane (extraction grade) Datasheet Not sold Datasheet Datasheet
Hexane (polymerisation grade) Not sold Not sold Datasheet Datasheet
ShellSol* B HT Not sold Datasheet Not sold Not sold
SBP 60/95 LNH Not sold Not sold Not sold Datasheet
ShellSol* BF Not sold Not sold Datasheet Not sold
SBP 80/95 LNH Not sold Not sold Not sold Datasheet
SBP 80/110 LNH Not sold Not sold Not sold Datasheet
SBP 80/110 Datasheet Not sold Not sold Not sold
SBP 140/165 Datasheet Not sold Datasheet Datasheet
Heptane Not sold Datasheet Datasheet Datasheet
ShellSol* W HT Not sold Datasheet Not sold Not sold
SBP 100/140 Not sold Not sold Not sold Datasheet
X-3B solvent Not sold Not sold Datasheet Not sold
X-95 solvent Not sold Not sold Datasheet Not sold
VM&P Naphtha HT Not sold Datasheet Not sold Not sold
Solvente 4 Not sold NOTE: sold in South America only Datasheet Not sold Not sold
Solvente 6 Not sold NOTE: sold in South America only Datasheet Not sold Not sold

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