Different Types of Paint Thinner Chemicals

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Different Types of Paint Thinner Chemicals

Post  dwertyu on Wed Feb 19, 2014 12:08 am

paint thinner is used for degreasing and cleaning purpose in machineries and spare parts industries. Paint catalysts, driers and chemical coating are other application areas of paint thinners. Paint thinner chemicals are characterised with low moisture, purity as well as environment friendliness. Different varieties of paint thinners are used in agrochemicals, insecticides, textiles, printing, automotives and oil industries. Paint thinner can be used for paint thinning of oil based paints and paint brush cleaning. Special attention should be given in using paint thinning chemicals in a well ventilated space and taking safety precautions. Most common paint thinners include acetone, mineral turpentine, mineral spirits, naphtha and methyl ethyl ketone. White spirit or mineral turpentine is a transparent liquid derived from petroleum and it is a common organic solvent.
Mineral spirits is known by other names such as turpentine substitute, petroleum spirits, solvent naphtha or Stoddard solvent. Mineral turpentine is frequently subjected to hydrodesulphurization, solvent extraction along with hydrogenation. Acetone is a colourless and flammable liquid utilized as an important solvent. It is used as a nail polish remover chemical and paint thinning compound. Naphtha is a flammable liquid mixture consisting of hydrocarbons and it is very similar to gasoline. Bitumen mining, olefin production and steam crackers make use of naphtha chemical substance. Methyl ethyl ketone is an industrial solvent which is easily soluble in water. It is an effective solvent used in chemical reactions involving gums, resins, and cellulose. Mineral spirit with a flash point of forty Degree Celsius falls under the category of paint thinners.


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