Solvents

A solvent is simply a substance that dissolves a solute, producing a solution. While a solvent can also be a solid or a gas, we will be mainly talking about solvents in their liquid form. We can provide all of the following: Degreasing Solvent, Ink Solvents, Aliphatic Hydrocarbon Solvents, Naphtha, Mineral Spirits, Acetone, Methyl Acetate, Ethyl Acetate.

Environmental Regulations

The growth of the aliphatic hydrocarbon solvents and thinners market is most inhibited by environmental regulations. These regulations require the industry and companies to make the switch to green solvents. Companies involved in the market include but are not limited to, ExxonMobile Chemical (U.S.), SK Global Chemical Co. Ltd. (South Korea), and Calumet Specialty Products Partners (U.S.).  Despite recent environmental regulations, these key players in the industry have been able to grow. This is due to product launches, acquisitions, and expansions.

The Solvent Market

The global aliphatic hydrocarbon solvents and thinners market is expected to grow tremendously. Growth is expected to reach 5.41 billion by the year 2026. The adoption of these solvents in the Asia-Pacific region is expected to drive growth. There is also high growth in the paint and coatings industry. Due to the presence of China and India, Asia-Pacific was the largest aliphatic hydrocarbon solvents and thinners market in 2015. As infrastructure grows and improves in this region, demand for these solvents in expected to increase greatly.

Naphtha

Naphtha is a petroleum solvent and is more volatile than mineral spirits. However, is has a faster drying time which makes it applicable for degreasing and cleaning. It works well for most solvent based finishes and is known to have a fairly pleasant smell.

Use Case for Solvents

Aliphatic hydrocarbon solvents and thinners are often used in the paints and coatings industry, helping paints dry, and allowing for the coating of buildings, vehicles, and more. In fact, the paints and coatings sector represents the largest use of aliphatic hydrocarbon solvents and thinners.

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