Which Isoparaffin to use?
Isoparaffin is a series of isoparaffinic fluids, it is consider as green solvent using a lot as diluent, carrier and cleaner. Isoparaffin is a synthetic hydrocarbon solvent with a unique combination of flash point, boiling range and evaporation rate. Isoparaffins are virtually odorless making them particularly suitable for use in the fields of cleaning, painting, printing, the manufacture of wallpaper, and photocopying, where requires odorless. There are different Isoparaffin solvents to choose from such as but are not limited to Isoparaffin G, Isoparaffin H, Isoparaffin L, Isoparaffin LM and Isoparaffin M. The different Isoparaffin solvents have some similarities, while they also have some differences.
Isoparaffin C is colorless, odorless, and has a high purity. It has a high chemical stability for good end product shelf life, is compatible with most non-polar ingredients, and it is compatible with most packaging materials. Isoparaffin C delivers one of the narrowest boiling ranges for hydrocarbons for the optimal combination of flash point and drying time. Isoparaffin C is a cost-effective alternative to other isoalkanes with comparable performance and good spreadability properties.
Isoparaffin G is a colorless, odorless liquid solvent that biodegrades at a moderate rate and will not persist nor disturb the working environment. Isoparaffin G evaporates fast, which is an ideal option for self-evaporable formulations such as vanishing oils and evanescent oils. Fast evaporation enables very low viscosity formulations, permits fast and uniform spreading on metal parts. A great characteristic about Isoparaffin G is that you do not have to worry about volatility chronic aquatic toxicity.
Isoparaffin L is odorless and has minimal acute and chronic toxicity and has low surface tension ensures that fluid gets to areas that other fluids cannot reach. Isoparaffin L is fully compatible with metals and polymeric materials that will not damage most plastics and elastomers. It has high OELs (Occupational Exposure Limits) for safer operations and lower exposure risks compared to conventional solvents. Also, Isoparaffin L gives you the choice of boiling ranges and flashpoints to create a tailored cleaning solution in a wide range of evaporation rates.
Isoparaffin LM is one of the isoparaffinic fluids, it is colorles and odorless as other isoparaffin products. the distillation range is 205-240°C, while the Flash point around 82°C, which is a unique products of ADDTEK, the other producers in the world has no isoapraffin products same as it.
Isoparaffin M is the higest flash point isoparaffinic fluid, which is around 100°C. Isoparaffin M is non-DG fluid, with its good performance, it is widely use for production of air freshener and perfume. Its distillation range is 230-270°C.