February 2018

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Petrochemicals: Asia to lead growth in the aliphatic hydrocarbon solvents and thinners market

A variety of aliphatic hydrocarbon solvents and thinners are being consumed globally. Preferences for one solvent over another depend on various factors, such as solvency, evaporation rate, boiling point, viscosity and surface tension.

Sakhrani, V., Markets and Markets

A variety of aliphatic hydrocarbon solvents and thinners are being consumed globally. Preferences for one solvent over another depend on various factors, such as solvency, evaporation rate, boiling point, viscosity and surface tension. Several manufacturers, such as ExxonMobil Chemical, SK Global Chemical Co. Ltd., Royal Dutch Shell and Calumet Specialty Products Partners, produce various types of aliphatic hydrocarbon solvents and thinners like varnish makers and paints (VM&P), naphtha, mineral spirits, hexane, heptane, pentane, paraffinic solvent and solvent 140. The market for aliphatic hydrocarbon solvents and thinners is mature, and there is a small price differentiation in the li

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