White spirit  ( solvent 402)

White spirit (solvent 402) Liquid hydrocarbon , volatile , flammable , color less mineral spirits also known as mineral turpentine , turpentine substitute, petroleum spirits, solvent naphtha (petroleum),solvent or generically, paint thinner ,And also  is a petroleum-derived clear liquid used as a common organic solvent in painting.

A mixture of aliphatic, open chain or C7 to C12  hydrocarbons white spirit is insoluble in water.

The word “mineral” in “mineral spirits” or “mineral turpentine” is meant to distinguish it from distilled spirit (distilled directly from fermented grains and fruit) or from true turpentine  (distilled tree resin).

Uses solvent 402

 It is used as an extraction solvent, as a cleaning solvent, as a degreasing solvent and as a solvent in  aerosols , paints wood preservatives , varnishes  and asphalt products.

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.

Packing white spirit

Bulk , 175 kg steel drum , Iso tank , flexi tank  are the possible packing for solvent 402

Analysis of solvent 402

density@15 C kg/L

Astm D-1298

775 min

Aromatic content % vol

Astm D-1319

20 (max)


Astm D-86

Min 142

10%   Evaporated

Astm D-86

Min 158

50%   Evaporated

Astm D-86

Min 190

90%   Evaporated

Astm D-86

Max 210


Astm D-86

Max  230

Doctor  test

Astm D-4952


Flash  point , tag c (min)

Astm D-56

38 C

Color , say bolt

Astm D-156

25 (min)

Sulfur Total % mass (max)

Astm D-1266

0.1 (max)

Corrosion 3 hr @ 100 C

Astm D-130


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