White spirit is clear, colourless, non-viscous solvent with a characteristic odour. White spirit is a mixture of saturated aliphatic and alicyclic C7 to C12 hydrocarbons with a maximum content of 25% of C7 to C12 alkyl aromatic hydrocarbons.
White spirit is used as an extraction solvent, as a cleaning solvent, as a degreasing solvent and as a solvent in aerosols, paints, wood preservatives, lacquers, varnishes and asphalt products. In mostly consumption, white spirit consumption is used in paints, lacquers and varnishes. White spirit is the most widely used solvent in the paint industry.