Petroleum Distillate is a hydrocarbon solvent produced from crude oil. This solvent includes mineral spirits, kerosene, white spirits, naphtha, and Stoddard solvent.
- Petroleum distillates are good for removal of heavy oil and grease, tar, and waxes. The low surface tension of many of these solvents allows them to penetrate and clean small spaces. They are flammable, so they are usually used at or near room temperature. They are typically used in immersion or hand-wipe processes. They are also found as the solvent portion of some semiaqueous solutions.
- Antifoaming Agent; Solvent
- Low to moderate risk according to the EWG
- Not known.
- LIGHT LIQUID PARAFFIN; PETROLEUM DISTILLATE; STODDARD SOLVENT; NAPHTHA, SOLVENT; ORGANIC SOLVENTS, STODDARD SOLVENT; PETROLEUM DISTILLATE FRACTIONS; SOLVENTS, NAPHTHAS; STODDARD SOLVENT (ACGIH:OSHA); WHITE SPIRITS
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