SOLANE

Hydrocarbon Solvent: Solane and Toluene Range

Adhesive techniques are now well-known and are increasingly used in a great variety of applications including the automotive industry, construction and building. These techniques are also of particular interest to the wood/timber, furnishing, leather goods, shoes, packaging and electronic industries.

TOTAL is present in different markets such as:

  • Contact adhesives (used for footwear and construction assembly).

  • Pressure-sensitive adhesives (used mainly for tapes and labels)

  • Hot melt PSA

Hydrocarbon solvents are used to dissolve various types of binders and polymers and can also help to control the drying properties of adhesive solvents.

We Manufacture and Market​

Aliphatic solvents, cycloaliphatic and naphthenic fluids: SOLANE range which offer formulators:

  • Consistent and predictable process performance.
  • The ability to meet increasingly stringent regulations while maintaining the benefits of solvent-based formulations.
  • Reduced worker exposure to hazardous chemicals

Aromatic solvents for a variety of glue & adhesive formulations: TOLUENE

Health & Safety

REACH Annex XVII introduced some restrictions in using toluene and cyclohexane in adhesive solvent intended for sale to the general public (EU Directive 67/548/EC). N-hexane is also subject to labeling.

We offer solutions to avoid such restrictions by using methylcyclohexane (SOLANE MCH). Formulations can be adjusted by optimizing methylethylketone (MEK) content and/or acetate solvents to obtain the required performances. 

Indicative Values:

PROPERTIES UNITS

METHODS

SOLANE CYCLOPENTANE

SOLANE CYCLOHEXANE

SOLANE METHYLCYCLOHEXANE

DENSITY AT 15°C (59°F) kg/m3

ISO 12185

748

782

774

COLOR PT/CO Hazen

ASTM D1209

6.5

5.8

< 5

BOILING RANGE : - INITIAL POINT

°C (°F)

ASTM D86

49 (120)

-

101 (214)

BOILING RANGE : - FINAL POINT °C (°F)

ASTM D86

50 (122)

-

102 (216)

BOILING RANGE : - RANGE (PI/PF)

°C (°F)

ASTM D 1078

-

0.1 (32.2)

-

FLASH POINT : - ABEL °C (°F)

ISO 13736

< -35 (< -31)

< - 15 (< 5)

< - 13 (< 9)

EVAPORATION RATE

Ether =1

DIN 53170

1

2

3

EVAPORATION RATE

nBuAc=1

ASTM D 3539

-

0.5

0.5

AROMATIC CONTENT

mg/kg (ppm)

UV internal method

< 20

< 20

< 20

CYCLOPARAFFIN CONTENT

% masse

GC - MS

97.8

99.98

99.8

BENZENE CONTENT

mg/kg (ppm)

ASTM D6229

< 1

< 1

< 1

SULPHUR CONTENT

mg/kg (ppm)

ASTM D5453

< 1

< 1

< 1

ANILINE POINT

°C (°F)

ASTM D611

20 (68)

30 (86)

39 (102)

PARAMETERS HANSEN

Dispersion force dD (MPa1/2)

 

-

16.8

16

PARAMETERS HANSEN

Polar force dP (MPa1/2)

 

-

0

0

PARAMETERS HANSEN

Hydrogen bonding force dH (MPa1/2)

 

-

0.2

1

VAPEUR PRESSURE AT 20°C (68°F

kPa

Calculated

35

10

5

VISCOSITY AT 20°C (68°F)

mm²/s

ASTM D 445

0.6

1.3

0.95

 

CARBON CHAIN LENGTH HSAP

C5

C6

C7  - C8

C.A.S. NUMBER

287-92-3

110-82-7

108-87-2 ( R)

EC NUMBER

206-016-6

203-806-2

927-033-1

 

Data provided in this table is issued in good faith to the best of our knowledge, but no warranty, expressed or implied is given.

*R: Related C.A.S. number