ShiraSol™ – Zero VOC, safe, green solvent

Replaces slow-evaporating Aliphatic, Aromatic and Ketone solvents such as:

  • Mineral Spirits (Stoddard Solvent, White Spirits)
  • Aromatic 100
  • Cyclohexane
  • Methyl Amyl Ketone (MAK)
  • Perchloroethylene
  • Butyl Acetate

ShiraSol meets all regulatory guidelines for emission of Volatile Organic Compounds.

Considered a zero VOC in all 50 states. Very low Maximum Incremental Reactivity (MIR) value of 0.097. Exempt from reporting under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) and the National Pollutant Release Inventory (NPRI) in Canada.

Regulatory Review and Approval

ASTM 313-91VOC2.9 g/L
California Air Resources Board (CARB)Maximum Incremental Reactivity (MIR)0.097 g O3 / g VOC
South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD)Clean Air Solvent Certificate

The ShiraSol Advantage

  • high purity
  • excellent solvency and solubility
  • versatile – effective in multiple solvent applications
  • lower toxicity than many current solvent alternatives

Industrial Applications

  • may be used as a primary or co-solvent in aliphatic, aromatic and ketone based solvent system formulations
  • formulation of paints, stains, coatings, varnishes, wood preservatives, lacquers, asphalt products
  • formulation of inks
  • formulation of adhesives
  • formulation of elastomers
  • degreasing solvent
  • cleaning/degreasing
  • surface cleaner
  • parts cleaner
  • general industrial cleaner and degreaser

Test Results from Independent Labs

  • EPA Test Method 24 – VOC content
  • SCAQMD Test 313-91 – VOC content
  • Kauri-Butanol, Flashpoint, Evaporation Rate

Environmental Performance

  • Benzene-free
  • non-carcinogenic
  • Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAPs) free
  • no ozone creating or depleting chemicals
  • zero VOCs
  • Ultra low MIR
  • ideal for use in reducing VOC emissions in a variety of applications
  • easy to distill and recycle
  • safer for workers and the environment than many current solvent alternatives


ShiraSol Tech Data Sheet


Advantages of ShiraSol


Solvency Comparison Chart: ShiraSol vs Others

This document summarizes the enhanced safety and quality attributes of TBF Environmental’s ShiraSol product as compared to others.