White Spirit, also known as Mineral Spirit or Mineral Turpentine, is a clear, petroleum-derived liquid commonly used as an organic solvent in painting and various industries. It serves as an inexpensive alternative to vegetable-based turpentine and is widely used for thinning oil-based paints, cleaning brushes, degreasing machine tools, and lubricating cutting processes. White Spirit consists of three types (1, 2, and 3) and three grades (low flash, regular, and high flash), determined by the treatment process and distillation conditions.

Odorless Mineral Spirits (OMS) are further refined to remove toxic aromatic compounds and are suitable for applications like oil painting where close human contact with the solvent occurs. It’s important to note that White Spirit should not be confused with turpentine or kerosene as they have different chemical compositions and properties.

Fortified through a meticulous refinement process, our odorless s mineral spirits (OMS) offer an unparalleled solution by removing toxic aromatic compounds, ensuring maximum safety and customer satisfaction.

Our commitment to excellence shines through in the three types and grades of White Spirit we provide—each tailored to specific applications from hydro desulfurization to hydrogenation.

IDSM Group, Inc. is your trusted provider and seller of high-quality White Spirit and Mineral Spirit solutions. Our commitment to excellence and customer satisfaction ensures that we consistently deliver reliable, industry-grade products. Choose IDSM Group for all your solvent needs and experience the difference that our expertise brings.

Mineral Spirit Supplier – Your Trusted Source for High-Quality Solvents

Mineral spirits, also known as white spirits, are a petroleum distillate and an essential solvent for many industries. IDSM Group, a leading mineral spirit / white spirit supplier provides high-quality solvents for paint thinning, degreasing, cleaning, and more. Our refinery utilizes advanced distillation and treatment processes to produce mineral spirits / white spirits that meet or exceed industry standards.

Our Refinery Capabilities

Our mineral spirit refinery plant will be fully operational by 2025 and it will contain key processing units to deliver top-grade products:

Distillation Units

We’ll use fractional distillation columns to separate crude oil into narrow boiling point fractions. This will allow us to isolate the light hydrocarbon compounds needed for mineral spirits. Our distillation towers will have multiple stages and high reflux ratios for optimal separation.

Hydrodesulfurization Units

These units remove sulfur and other impurities using hydrogen gas and catalysts. This step is critical for reducing odors and toxicity. Our hydrodesulfurization will run at high temperatures and pressures to maximize contaminant removal.

Solvent Recovery

We will be able to recover and recycle used mineral spirits / white spirits, reducing waste, and improving sustainability. Our recovery systems will use distillation and filtration to reclaim usable solvents for blending into new products.

Quality Control Labs

Our on-site labs will analyze each batch, ensuring it meets specifications for aroma, color, flash point, residue levels, and other properties. We will routinely test samples to verify consistency and quality.

Applications of Our Mineral Spirits / White Spirits

  • Paint varnish, thinning and cleaning
  • Degreasing auto and machine parts
  • Cleaning paint brushes and rollers
  • Removing adhesives, sealants, and other residues
  • Maintaining wood furniture and surfaces

Our mineral spirits / white spirits excel at cutting through grease, oils, and other grime without damaging the underlying surface. They provide high solvency power with relatively low toxicity and flammability compared to other solvents.

IDSM Group offer multiple grades tailored to different industry uses, including:

  • Low odor/low residue for paints and coatings
  • High flash for degreasing and parts cleaning
  • Low aromatic for furniture refinishing

Working Safely with Mineral Spirits / White Spirits

While mineral spirits / white spirits have low acute toxicity, proper safety practices are still important when handling and using these solvents:

  • Use only in well-ventilated areas away from ignition sources
  • Wear protective gloves and eye protection
  • Avoid breathing vapors for prolonged periods
  • Keep containers tightly closed when not in use
  • Follow all label precautions and directions

Our mineral spirit / white spirit refinery adheres to strict safety standards and environmental regulations. We partner with customers to promote responsible solvent use.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are some common uses for mineral spirits / white spirits?

Mineral spirits / white spirits are widely used as a paint thinner and for general degreasing and surface prep. They also clean paint brushes, rollers, and spray equipment. Other uses include furniture refinishing, adhesives removal, and automotive parts cleaning.

How do mineral spirits / white spirits differ from paint thinner?

Paint thinner is a more generic term for solvent blends used to thin oil-based paints. Mineral spirits / white spirits are one key component of many paint thinners. Some thinners may also include turpentine or other additives.

Are mineral spirits /white spirits and kerosene the same thing?

While both are petroleum-derived solvents, mineral spirits /white spirits and kerosene have different chemical compositions and properties. Kerosene is typically used as a fuel rather than a solvent.

Should I use mineral spirits / white spirits to thin latex paint?

Mineral spirits / white spirits are only intended for oil-based paints and coatings. For water-based latex paint, you should use water or a latex paint thinner. Mineral spirits / white spirits may damage latex paint.

Are odorless mineral spirits / white spirits a safer option?

Odorless mineral spirits / white spirits have undergone more processing to remove aromatic compounds like benzene that can be toxic. They have less odor and are generally preferred for applications like paint thinning where vapors will be present. Both standard and odorless mineral spirits should be handled with care.

Reach out to learn more about our solvent offerings and capabilities as a premier mineral spirit / white spirit supplier. We look forward to assisting with your project.


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