Bird Brand Methylated Spirit

Bird Brand Methylated Spirit

Description

Cleaner, Thinner, Fuel. Virgin completely denatured alcohol. Fuel for Triangia & other stoves. High quality solvent cleaner, great for glass. Used to thin most french polishes.
Mineralised Methylated Spirit for use as fuel (cooking and heating) and solvent for mixing and cleaning.
It is a denatured alcohol and manufactured from virgin materials resulting in a cleaner burning flame.
It is also used with good effect in Triangia and other burners. Methylated Spirits contains a purple dye and can be used as a thinner in our Button Polishes, French Polishes and Patent Knottings.
It is highly flammable but the sizes identified as part of our Craftsman Range are shipped in strong metal (UN standard) child proof tins.
An interesting insight into Methylated Spirit - Denatured alcohol or methylated spirits is ethanol that has additives to make it more poisonous or unpalatable, and thus, undrinkable. In some cases it is also dyed.
Denatured alcohol is used as a solvent and as fuel for spirit burners and camping stoves. Because of the diversity of industrial uses for denatured alcohol, hundreds of additives and denaturing methods have been used.
Traditionally, the main additive is 10 methanol, giving rise to the term methylated spirit.
Other typical additives include isopropyl alcohol, acetone, methyl ethyl ketone, methyl isobutyl ketone, anddenatonium.
Denaturing alcohol does not chemically alter the ethanol molecule. Rather, the ethanol is mixed with other chemicals to form an undrinkable solution.
Different additives are used to make it difficult to use distillation or other simple processes to reverse the denaturation.
Methanol is commonly used both because of its boiling point being close to that of ethanol and because it is toxic.
In many countries, it is also required that denatured alcohol be dyed blue or purple with an aniline dye.
Available in the following quantities,
500ml - The smallest available size in a sturdy PET recyclable container and child proof closure.
2.5 litre - A handy size supplied in the Craftsman Range metal tin and child proof cap.
5 litre - A larger economical size supplied in the Craftsman Range metal tin and child proof closure.

Size
500ml
2.5 litre
5 Litre

Safety Data Sheet

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