Methylated spirits is a clear, colourless liquid that is commonly used across most industrial industries and is often used within the household. The methylated spirits boiling point is 78 °C and the flashpoint is 11 °C. Methylated spirits is often referred to as denatured alcohol which means that it contains a denaturant in it so it cannot be consumed. Sydney Solvents methylated spirits is 99% methylated spirits with a 1% bitrex in it. If it didn’t contain denaturant in the methylated spirits it would be classed as normal alcohol that is safe to drink.
What is denatured alcohol?
Denatured alcohol refers to alcohol that has additives in the product in order for it to be sold as a non-consumable and palatable product. This is because alcohol is used for a lot more uses than drinking, so to avoid the high tax and regulations on drinking alcohol, denatured alcohol was created for industrial, disinfecting and non-drinking uses. The additive in denatured alcohol has the most bitter taste known and is extremely poisonous and unpleasant smelling.
Methylated Spirits Uses
Denatured alcohol can be used to disinfectant, sterilise medical equipment, as a window cleaner, and there are many more uses. Methylated spirits are also perfect for indoor or outdoor methylated heaters. It is an effective solvent in the paints, lacquers and varnish industry. You will also find that it is found in a lot of cosmetics such as toners and makeup brush cleaners. It can be used as a window cleaner, spray and wipe disinfectant, and a steriliser.
Methylated Spirits Rubbing Alcohol
Methylated spirits can be used as rubbing alcohol when diluted down to about 65-70%. The reason it needs to be diluted down to this is so it is not as harsh on the skin and so it evaporates off slower in order to kill the bacteria. The higher the strength the more it will flash off but in the circumstance when you need to kill bacteria, sometimes the 70% works better as it has longer surface time, therefore, more time to kill the germs.
We are the Supplier You Need for Industrial Methylated Spirits
We can provide all the industrial methylated spirits you need for your business. On top of that, we offer an extensive range of other solvents or cleaning products and truly live up to our name. Choose Sydney Solvents and get the chemicals you need from a team with a reliable reputation.
What You Should Know About Our Bulk Methylated Spirits
Here are a few things we believe you should know about methylated spirits:
- Methylated spirits are denatured alcohol. This name is given to alcohol when it receives certain additives that make it non-consumable. The process of adding these additives was to avoid denatured alcohol falling under the same tax regulations as drinking alcohol.
- Methylated spirits are commonly used as a disinfectant, to sterilise medical equipment, to clean windows, and more. These spirits also work perfectly well with indoor or outdoor methylated heaters. It is also a useful solvent in the painting industry.
- You can dilute methylated spirits down to about 65-70% and use it as rubbing alcohol. This dilution process is necessary simply to ensure the alcohol evaporates at a slower pace, allowing it to kill more bacteria, and so that the alcohol is not harsh on the skin.
Commonly Asked Questions We Have Received Regarding Our Bulk Methylated Spirits
Here are some commonly asked questions we have received from our customers over our years of doing business:
- Do you only sell to business customers? No, we do not. Our services are available to the public. You can walk in and buy from us no matter if you are a business or not. Please note that we are not open on weekends.
- Can I pick up my order, and what payment methods can I use? Yes, you can. We are in Penrith, NSW, at 3/10 Production Place, Jamisontown NSW, 2750, Australia. The payment methods we accept are cash or cards (AMEX, Eftpos, Mastercard, or Visa, Bank Deposit).
- How long do deliveries take? Once we receive payment from you, we process all orders and dispatch them the same or next business day if they are placed before 11AM. Please note that we cut off our same-day dispatch around 11 am, so if you want to get your products as soon as possible, place your orders before then.
About Us and Our Services for Bulk Methylated Spirits
Over the years of doing business, we have sought to provide all our clients with accessible solvents and cleaning products that they can use in a variety of ways. Our professionals have the necessary experience to provide you with the help you need. Our reputation regarding the production and supply of premium solvents and chemicals speak for itself and rings throughout the industrial and commercial industries.
You should always get your chemicals from teams that understand their products and can provide practical usage tips and a range of products. Call us today and get all the solvents and cleaning products you need for your business.