White Spirit │Solvent 402

Description of White spirit

HS Code: 27101219


White Spirit │Solvent 402 is a petroleum extract and it is considered a mild Solvent. It is known as mineral turpentine, turpentine substitute, petroleum spirits, solvent naphtha (petroleum), Varsol & Solvent 402. this product 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.

White Spirit is used as a paint thinner. In industry, mineral spirits are used for cleaning and degreasing machine tools and parts, and in conjunction with cutting oil as a thread cutting and reaming lubricant. Mineral spirits are an inexpensive petroleum-based replacement for the vegetable-based turpentine.



Application of White spirit

It is commonly used as paint thinner for oil-based paint and cleaning brushes, and as an organic solvent in other applications. Mineral spirits are often used to clean and unclog screens after printing with oil-based textile and plastisol inks. They are also used to thin inks used in making mono-prints. Also White Spirit is packed in bulk, drum normally (170 Kg & 200 Kg drum each) and small flexi Tanks (With maximum 15 tons capacity) too.

  • Drilling Fluids
  • Paint
  • Detergent
  • Construction

The most important and main application of white Sprite solvent is in paints and resins industry. Other applications of this material as cleaning solvent, solvent for aerosols, varnishes, washing solvents, asphalt products.

Paint industry

White Sprite is one of the most important solvents used in paints and thinners. This chemical can also be used as a paint thinner and due to its heavy composition; it has less volatility than similar materials. This feature increases the drying time of the paint and limits the use in areas with high humidity. This solvent has a lower price than hydrocarbon solvents, so to reduce the price of mixed thinners, it is added to the paint. The use of this chemical is also recommended for people who work long hours with paints due to its low odor.

Detergent industry

Manufacturers of laundry soaps use this solvent to remove grease and stains in their formulations, and laundry detergents are major consumers of this soap.

Safety tips

Oral white spirit can cause stomach poisoning and abdominal pain, and in severe cases, drowsiness, imbalance, heart problems, severe respiratory damage and coma. If liquid white spirit enters the lungs directly, it can cause severe lung damage. Inhalation may cause irritation of the nose, throat and lungs, shortness of breath, upset stomach, dizziness, headache, incoordination and drowsiness.

Skin contact with White Sprite irritates, dries and cracks the skin. Prolonged contact can even cause redness and eczema. Eye contact may cause immediate burning and tearing of the cornea.

In case of contact in any of the above cases, washing the area of ​​contact with water for 20 minutes and in case of swallowing, giving water to the injured are appropriate initial proceedings that can be done before contacting medical centers.

Severe exposure to white spirit can lead to damage to the central nervation system, resulting in incoordination and slow reactions. Exposure to excessive concentrations of this substance in enclosed spaces can lead to side effects such as drowsiness, dizziness, nausea and eventually lead to anesthesia.

This solvent is very flammable and its flash point is between36-43. The vapors of this compound can form an explosive mixture with air that can be easily exploded by a flame or spark. Therefore, avoid storing it with oxidizing agents.

If this substance catches fire, extinguish it with substances such as water spray, dry chemicals, foam alcohol or carbon dioxide. The direct flow of water can scatter flames.

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