Solvents, Thinners & Diluents


Strong, fast acting solvent, Cleaner, and Remover of inks, resins, and adhesives

Acetone is a ketone manufactured from petroleum distillate. Ketones are versatile and efficient. . .usually imparting low viscosity very quickly. Acetone is a strong, fast acting solvent, cleaner, and remover for inks, resins, adhesives and contact cement. It may also be used as a clean-up solvent after fiberglass projects. Sold in 5 gallon pails and 55 gallon drums.


Solvent for shellac and other natural resins

Denatured Alcohol is a solvent for shellac and a few less widely used natural resins. It may be used as a lacquer thinner, in small amounts, or as a clean-up solvent for paint removers used in wood refinishing. Other uses include glass and metal cleaning or as a fuel for marine stoves. Sold in 5 gallon pails and 55 gallon drums.


Degreaser for floors, work benches, tools, and machinery

D-limonene is a degreaser for floors, work benches, tools, and machinery. It is often used to clean large equipment, trucks, tar, asphalt, heavy crude oil, etc. Sold in 5 gallon pails and 55 gallon drums.


Heptane is often utilized as a non-polar solvent both industrially and in small laboratory applications. Heptane is used in labs as a reagent, a solvent, and for organic synthesis. Industrially, Heptane is used to manufacture various types of ink including printer ink, and stamp pad ink. Heptane is also used to produce cements, compounders, and hospital anesthetics.


Isopropyl Alcohol 99% is ideal for industrial and consumer cleaning of electronics, because its fast evaporation ensures that it will dry spot free. IPA 99% is also completely miscible in water. Isopropyl Alcohol 70% upholds key requirements for use as a bactericidal in cleanrooms or medical facilities, but also for general purposes.


Blend of solvents used in nitrocellulose lacquers, epoxy and automotive finishes

Lacquer Thinner is a blend of solvents for use in nitrocellulose lacquers. It is also used in some epoxy and automotive finishes, as well as in gravure inks for printing. The mixture is reasonably strong and fast drying. Lacquer thinner is sometimes used as a clean-up solvent for “oil-based” products and makes a great brush cleaner. Sold in 5 gallon pails and 53 gallon drums.


Multi-purpose cleaner and thinner

Mineral Spirits is a multi-purpose cleaner and thinner. It can be used as a thinner with paints, enamels, and varnishes. It is used as a clean-up solvent for brushes, rollers, and trays. It is used to clean wood, porcelain, metal furniture, and most types of flooring. Sold in 5 gallon pails and 55 gallon drums.


Dissolves paints, paint thinners, silicone sealants, rubber, printing ink, etc.

Toluene is a common solvent , able to dissolve: paints , paint thinners, silicone sealants, many chemical reactants, rubber, printing ink, adhesives , lacquers , leather tanners , and disinfectants. Sold in 5 gallon pails and 55 gallon drums.


Removes grease and oil

Twin-Chem Brake Wash is a non-chlorinated brake wash blend of fast-acting solvents that quickly removes grease, oil, brake and hydraulic fluid and other contaminants. It is formulated to remove asbestos dust, oil, grease, brake fluid and other soils from brake parts. It may be used on any type of brake equipment, assembled or disassembled: brake drums, wheel cylinders, master cylinders, disc pads, linings, return springs, power, and all other metal brake parts. Sold in 5 gallon pails and 55 gallon drums.


Thins oil-based paints, lacquers, and varnishes when slower evaporation rate is needed

Xylene can be used in place of toluene to thin specified oil-based paints, lacquers and varnishes when a slower rate of evaporation is desired. Used to thin certain synthetic enamels, varnishes and adhesives, it also removes grease and oil. Do not use as a general purpose cleaner. Xylene may soften or damage plastics, synthetics, and many other finishes. Sold in 5 gallon pails and 55 gallon drums.