Solvent – White Spirit 

(Solvents 402-502-503)

Solvent or White Spirit or Mineral Spirits also known as solvent Naphtha (petroleum), Varsol, Stoddard Solvent is a petroleum-derived clear liquid used as a common organic solvent or fractions. The term “Solvents” refers to a class of chemical compounds described by function. The term derives from Latin, meaning roughly to “loosen.” In chemistry, solvents –which are generally in liquid form– are used to dissolve, suspend, or extract other materials, usually without chemically changing either the solvents or the other materials.

Many different solvents are used in a wide variety of everyday product applications, from paint, personal care products and pharmaceuticals, to pesticides, cleaners, and inks.