White Spirit Supplier

January 31, 2024

White Spirit Supplier

White spirit is a clear liquid made from petroleum that is also referred to as mineral spirits. It consists of a blend of C7–C12 aliphatic, open-chain, or alicyclic hydrocarbons. 

White spirit is one of the most used organic solvent. White spirit is a typical household item that is used for many basic chores such as cleaning paint brushes after use, cleaning equipment and vehicle parts, igniting charcoal grills, and removing adhesive residue from non-porous surfaces.

It is used as a solvent in industry for material extraction, degreasing, and cleaning. Paints, coatings, waxes, varnishes, adhesives, printing inks, and liquid photocopier toners are among the other products that use it. Paints, lacquers, and varnishes account for around 60% of white spirit use in western Europe.

Types of WhiteSpirit

  • Type 0 (strong aromatic)
  • Type 1 (hydrodesulfurized)
  • Type 2 (low aromatic)
  • Type 3 (odourless) 

Every kind has unique characteristics and uses.

Specification of White Spirit

PropertyUnitsTypical Range
AppearanceClear, colourless, free from suspended matter
OdourMild, hydrocarbon-like
Specific Gravity (60/60°F)dimensionless0.77 – 0.81
Flash Point°C (°F)21 – 55+ (69 – 131+)
Distillation°CInitial Boiling Point: 130 – 150+
Aromatic Content% vol.<25 (Type A)
Kauri-Butanol Value20 max
Sulphur Content% wt.<0.1
ViscositycPs0.4 – 0.5

Buoyancy General Trading LLC is one of the premium white spirit exporters in Dubai. For more information, contact us!


Q1. What is a substitute for white spirits?

Ans. EcoSpirit is an alternative to white spirits, using VOC and biodegradable ingredients. 

Q2. Is white spirit natural?

Ans. White spirit is not natural but a distillate of petroleum.

Q3. What is the colour of the white spirit?

Ans. White spirits are clear and transparent liquids with a hint of petroleum odour.