Thinner oil contains low moisture and it is environmental friendly. It has low odour, food drying and dissolving power. Thinner is an inexpensive by–product from petroleum industries. They have good weather resistance property, excellent thermal, chemical and electrical properties.
Thinner is derived from fractionating a hydrocarbon stream that is leftover from petroleum distillation.
Paint and Coating
Mineral spirits are generally used as paint thinner but some other substance used are turpentine, isopropyl alcohol, naphtha, and acetone. The paint thinner are used as paint catalysts, as driers and coating. This thinner has flash point of about 40°C. These are used in paint industry to reduce the viscosity of the material and facilitate uniform coating. This thinners improves the flow, penetration and leveling of paints. They are used for cleaning after painting.They are used for thinning oil-based paints and for degrease tools, floors and walls.
A lacquer thinner is a simple solution that breaks or dissolve down the thick properties of varnishes and paints, lacquer, oils, grease and other strong adhesive material. It is used to dissolve, dilute and clean up basic lacquer items in the house.