Unlike most hydrocarbon solvents, which are distillation ‘cuts’ from crude oil refining, Isoparaffins are synthesised (chemically made) through an alkylation process. Because the feedstock and process conditions are carefully controlled, the resulting Isoparaffin composition, structure and properties are consistent and low in impurities.
ShellSol TD has little or no odour and a very narrow, medium boiling range (among Isoparaffins) that provide a unique combination of flash point and evaporation or drying performance. Its technical properties can also impart low surface tension characteristics and high oxidation stability for paints and coatings applications.
How to buy from us
Shell Chemicals can supply a broad range of bulk hydrocarbon and chemical solvents to industrial customers. To make an initial enquiry, please complete this contact us to buy form.
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Customers can order and have the product delivered by Shell or collect the product themselves from one of our manufacturing facilities. Available modes of delivery include truck, rail, or inter-modal (separate conditions apply).
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Minimum order size
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