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Mineral Turpentine Oil (LAWS)

It is a clear hydrocarbon solvent usedfor the following applications:

  • In the manufacture of surface coatings like paints, varnishes and lacquers.
  • Dry cleaning.
  • As a solvent for textile printing with pigment colours.
  • Solvent for metal and machine degreasing.
  • Thinner for oil soluble rust preventive and lithographic varnishes.
  • Diluent for many types of waterproofing, moth proofing, binding and sealing compounds
  • Solvent for wax, rubber and resins in the manufacture of electrical insulating compounds.
  • Solvent in the preparation of bituminous paints.
  • Scouring agent for raw wool.
  • Thinner for oil cloth manufacture.
MTO (LAWS ) CONFORMS TO IS 1745:1978 (REAFFIRMED 2000) SPECIFICATIONS
FOR SOLVENT 145/205 LOW AROMATIC

Sr. No.

Characteristics

Test Method IS:1448

Requirements

i)

Colour (Saybolt), min.

P:14

+20

ii)

Density at 15 c, g/ml

P:16

To be reported

iii)

Flash Point (Abel), c, min.

P:20

35

iv)

Distillation Range:

  • Initial boiling point, c, min.
  • 50% V recovered at, in c
  • 95% V recovered at, in c
  • Final boiling point, c, max.

P:18

145
To be reported
To be reported
205

v)

Aromatic content, % V. Max.

P:23 or 48

40

vi)

Copper strip corrosion for 3 hrs. at 50 c.

P:15

Not worse than No.1

vii)

Residues on Evaporation, mg/100 ml., max.

P:29 (Air-Jet, Solvent washed)

5

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