TOTAL’s Special Fluids division offers a wide range of high-purity hydrocarbon fluids tailored to meet the specific requirements of the Paints & Coatings industry. 

Our high performance product portfolio includes both aromatic and aliphatic solvents, allowing clients to select fluids that meet increasingly demanding regulatory and environmental requirements. Total’s Special Fluids division offers technical service and solutions to both the decorative and industrial coatings markets. 

Aromatic solvents: 

XYLENE, TOLUENE & Aromatic Fluids

Total offers a range of aromatic solvents, including Xylene, Nitration Grade Toluene and aromatic naphtha’s including ATOSOL 100, ATOSOL 150 and ATOSOL 200. Aromatic fluids are sourced from our refinery in Port Arthur, TX and are available our facilities in Bayport, TX.

Aliphatic solvents: 

The SPIRDANE & Ketrul Ranges

TOTAL’s de-aromatized aliphatic solvents are extremely pure high performance fluids that allow formulators to meet the most stringent on HSE and environmental requirements. Key characteristics include: 

  • Excellent solvency power
  • Colorless 
  • Tailored evaporation rates and flash points to meet client requirements
  • High purity and ultra low aromatic content

Indicative Values:

PROPERTIES

UNITS      

METHODS

TOLUENE

TOLUENE TDI

XYLENE

ORTHO-XYLENE

SOLVAREX 9

SOLVAREX 9A

SOLVAREX 10A 

SOLVAREX 10LN 

DENSITY AT 15°C (59°F)

kg/m3

ISO 12185

872

872

870

884 876 877 894 890

SAYBOLT COLOR

Unite color Saybolt

ASTM D156

+30

+30

+30 +30 +30 +30 +30 +30

BOILING RANGE:

-INITIAL POIN

-FINAL POINT

   

-

110 (230)

111 (232)

-

111 (232)

112 (234)

-

138 (280)

141 (286)

-

144 (291)

145 (293)

-

164 (327)

170 (338)

-

162 (324)

170 (338)

 

-

182 (360)

207 (405)

 

 

-

185 (365)

200 (392)

 

FLASH POINT:

-ABEL

-PM

 

-

ISO 13736

ASTM D 93

-

4 (39)

 

 

-

4 (39)

 

 

-

28 (82)

 

 

-

32 (90)

 

-

46 (114.8)

 

-

45 (113)

 

-

 

65 (149)

-

 

64 (147)

EVAPORATION RATE

Ether =1

nBuAc=1

DIN 53170

ASTM D 3539

5

O.6

5

1.4

10

 

15

 

26

 

27

130

150

AROMATIC CONTENT

%m

GC

99.6

99.9

98 99 95 99 99 98
BENZENE CONTENT

mg/Kg (ppm)

ASTM D6229

< 10

< 10

< 10

< 10

< 10

< 10

< 10

< 10
NAPHTALENE CONTENT

% m

MS

       

 

0.002 5

0.47

ANILINE POINT (IN A MIX)

°C (°F)

ASTM D611

9.6 (49.3)

9.4 (48.9)

13 (55) 8,7 (47,7)

8.9 (48)

9.1 (48.4)

10.5 (50.9)

10 (50)
VAPEUR PRESSURE AT 20°C (68°F)

kPa

Calculated

3

3.1 0.8 1 0.23 0.24 0.09 0.05
VISCOSITY AT 40°C (104°F) mm²/s

ASTM D 445

0.57

0.57 0.64 0.64 0.76 0.76 0.96 0.95

CARBON CHAIN LENGTH HSPA

            C9 C9

C10

C10

C.A.S. NUMBER

   

108-88-3

108-88-3

1330-20-7

95-47-6

64742-95-6 (R)

64742-95-6 (R)

64742-94-5 (R)

64742-94-5 (R)

EC NUMBER

   

203-625-9

203-625-9

215-535-7

202-422-2

918-668-5

918-668-5

919-284-0

918-811-1