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Types of White Spirit Packages

Types of White Spirit Packages: Bulk wh

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What is the White Spirit (Solvent 402)


White spirit or Mineral Spirits also known as mineral turpentine (AU/NZ), turpentine substitute, petroleum spirits, solvent naphtha (petroleum), varsol, Stoddard solvent or, generically, "paint thinner", is a petroleum-derived clear liquid used as a common organic solvent in painting and decorating.
A mixture of aliphatic and alicyclic C7 to C12 hydrocarbons, white spirit is used as an extraction solvent, as a cleaning solvent, as a degreasing solvent and as a solvent in aerosols, paints, wood preservatives, lacquers, varnishes, and asphalt products. In Western Europe about 60% of the total white spirit consumption is used in paints, lacquers and varnishes. White spirit is the most widely used solvent in the paint industry. In households, white spirit is commonly used to clean paint brushes after use, to clean auto parts and tools, as a starter fluid for charcoal grills, to remove adhesive residue from non-porous surfaces, and many other common tasks.

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Exact Description of White Spirit:
White spirit is mixture of paraffin and aromatic hydrocarbons with a distillation range of 200-142 ° C. These types of Solvents are liquid, transparent, colored water and a mild odor, chemically stable and they do not cause corrosion.
“Usage of White Spirit” is more as a solvent in paint thinners and varnishes, as solvent drying paints, as solvents in printing inks, solvent oil separators from metal surfaces, as a solvent for waxes for furniture and flooring as well as shoe polish and dry-cleaning solvent, respectively.

White Spirit HS Code: 98020000

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There are two types of White Spirit


1- Low Aromatic (LAWS)
2- High Aromatic as the below specification.

 

White Spirit (Low Aromatic)

 

Low Aromatic White Spirit – T & I

(LAW)

ANALYSIS

UNIT

LIMIT

TEST METHOD

Test Condition

Density @ 15°C

Kg/m3

775 min

ASTM D 1298

15°C

Distilation :

 

 

ASTM D 86

 

I.B.P

°C

142-158

" "

 

10% Evaporated @

°C

158 min

" "

 

50% '' @

°C

179 max

" "

 

90% '' @

°C

194 max

" "

 

Dry point

°C

198 max

" "

 

Residue

Vol %

1.5 max

 

 

Colour Saybolt

-

25 min

ASTM D 156

 

Odour

-

Merchantable

-

 

Flash Point tag

°C

38 min

ASTM D 56

 

Corrosion-3hrs@100°C

-

1a

ASTM D 130

100°C

Sulphur Total

wt%

0.1 max

ASTM D 1266

 

Doctor Test

-

Negative

ASTM D 4952

 

Aromatic Content

Vol %

20 max

ASTM D 1319

 

Gum Existent

mg/100 ml

5 max

ASTM D 381

 

Neutrality

-

pass

BS.245

 

Acidity of Residue

-

pass

ASTM D1093

 

 

 

Low Aromatic White Spirit- SH

(LAW)

ANALYSIS

UNIT

LIMIT

TEST METHOD

Test Condition

Density @ 15°C

Kg/m3

798 min

ASTM D 1298

15°C

Distilation :

 

 

ASTM D 86

 

I.B.P

°C

156

" "

 

10% Evaporated @

°C

165 min

" "

 

50% '' @

°C

181 max

" "

 

90% '' @

°C

211 max

" "

 

Dry point

°C

226 max

" "

 

Residue

Vol %

1 max

 

 

Colour Saybolt

-

25 min

ASTM D 156

 

Odour

-

Merchantable

-

 

Flash Point tag

°C

44 min

ASTM D 56

 

Corrosion-3hrs@100°C

-

1a

ASTM D 130

100°C

Sulphur Total

wt%

0.1 max

ASTM D 1266

 

Doctor Test

-

Negative

ASTM D 4952

 

Aromatic Content

Vol %

22 max

ASTM D 1319

 

Gum Existent

mg/100 ml

5 max

ASTM D 381

 

Neutrality

-

pass

BS.245

 

Acidity of Residue

-

pass

ASTM D1093

 

 

The product specifications can be modified to match with the Clients need.

 

White Spirit (High Aromatic)

 

NO.

TEST

MINIMUM

MAXIMUM

1

Appearance

Bright & Clear

2

Density at 15°C (ASTM D-1298)

0.790

0.800

3

IBP (ASTM D86)

160 °C

180°C

4

FBP (ASTM D86)

235 °C

245 °C

5

Aromatic Content, by vol.% (ASTM D-1319)

12 % Vol

18 % Vol

6

Flash Point, °C (ASTM D93)

45°C

55°C

7

Color (ASTM D156)

+26

+30

8

Sulfur content (ASTMD 4294)

400 ppm

600 ppm

 

The product specifications can be modified to match with the Clients need.