Turpentine is a highly useful industrial chemical, used as a solvent and more. As a world-class chemical processing company, SolvChem® Custom Packaging Division has earned a solid reputation for blending high-quality turpentine for customers in a wide range of industries. Turpentine is naturally derived and highly effective, making it an excellent option for thinning, cleaning, etc. Below, read more about how turpentine is an outstanding product for industrial use, and find out how the experts at SolvChem® Custom Packaging Division can help you meet your industrial business needs.

Turpentine as an Industrial Staple

Turpentine is one of the oldest known and most widely used industrial solvents. Compared with other chemical solvents, turpentine is unique in the fact that it is made from a renewable source. As a chemical, turpentine is naturally derived from live pine trees, as it has been for decades. After a thorough distillation process, it is ready for use in industrial applications. Turpentine’s chemical composition consists primarily of terpenes and can be blended to meet customer specifications. As a leading turpentine blending and packaging company, we work closely with our customers to ensure they have just the right product when they need it.

Turpentine Applications

Turpentine has multiple uses in industrial applications, and is reliably at the top of the list as a staple in countless industries. While most widely recognized for its cleaning and thinning properties, turpentine also is a common chemical in the health care and cosmetics industries. Extracted turpentine oil is a highly useful product, as well. To name a few of the most common turpentine uses:

  • Solvent. Turpentine is a solvent used as the traditional go-to quality paint thinner for most brush-applied alkyd and oil-based paints, varnishes and enamels. It aids the paint in coating, bonding and penetrating all types of wooden surfaces. Further, turpentine’s gum spirits make it excellent for use with artists’ oil paints.
  • Waterproofing. In building and construction, turpentine can be used to create waterproof cement products.
  • Lubrication. Industrial workers will use quality turpentine to lubricate such equipment as drills and grinders for glass.
  • Cleaner. Turpentine is used to clean brushes, rollers and spray equipment, oil-based paint, varnish or polyurethane application tools. It can also be used on new wood before finishing.
  • Healing. Turpentine can be blended such that its oil can be used for medicinal purposes. The oil is derived from the resin of certain pine trees, but is not the resin itself. It can be applied externally to sooth joint and muscle pain, and it can be inhaled to reduce congestion.
  • Sanitation. The anti-bacterial properties of turpentine make it an excellent choice for sanitation.
  • Consumption. Distilled turpentine oil can be used as a flavor enhancer in foods and beverages.
  • Cosmetics. In cosmetics, the use of turpentine for cleaning and thinning purposes is common.
  • Insect repellent. Certain blends of turpentine can be used in insecticides. Additionally, it can be applied topically to reduce pain in the event that someone is stung by a bee or a wasp.
  • Fuel. Some oil and gas lamps can be powered by way of turpentine blends.

From blending to turpentine chemical warehousing, we know this business from start to finish. Whatever your application, our experts can help create the right blend at the right quantity — so that you have exactly what you require, when you need it most.

Why SolvChem® Why SolvChem® Custom Packaging Division is a Valuable Partner

In this industry, we’re known as experts. SolvChem® Custom Packaging Division’s comprehensive range of services — everything from custom blending to turpentine storage — sets us apart from the competition. We offer toll blending, filling, storage and delivery services. Common quantities and packages range from small turpentine quart sized bottles to large drums or totes. We also provide services in safe and secure storage for turpentine and other chemicals — meaning we can hold your supply until you are ready to take it.

Our level of expertise in this field allows us to work efficiently and safely. As experienced turpentine oil manufacturers, we know this and other industrial chemicals can be hazardous, so it pays to do business with knowledgeable and experienced chemists who are well trained in the handling of chemicals. Contact us today to learn more about how SolvChem® Custom Packaging Division can help with your business’s chemical blending and storage demands.

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