Top 5 Selling Chemicals in Singapore


Ever wondered or curious to find out what are the most popular chemicals in Singapore that is known for its solvent industry? This blog is based on the data provided by Tradeasia International Pte Ltd which is an experienced firm in chemical trading for 13 years.

White Spirit 


White spirit appears as a clear, colourless liquid. It is also known as mineral turpentine or petroleum spirits that contains a mixture of aliphatic and alicyclic hydrocarbons. In the case of Singapore which is strong in it’s solvent industry, white spirit is widely used as a solvent in aerosol, paints, wood preservatives, lacquers and varnishes. If traded in bulk, it will be packaged in the form of iron drum so as to make transportation easier.


Rose Oxide

Rose oxide usually exists as a colourless to light yellow liquid. It is an organic compound that gives off the fragrance of rose. Due to its distinct fragrance, rose oxide is used as a solvent to impart the sweet aroma in perfumes and rose oils. If traded in bulk, it will be packaged in drum.




Camphene is the trade name for purified turpentine. The former exists as a transparent liquid that is volatile and highly flammable in nature. Due to it’s distinct frangrance, it is used widely in the perfume industry and the manufacturing of camphor and incense sticks. It is usually traded in drums when packaged in bulk.



Xylene usually exists as a colourless and flammable liquid that is volatile in nature. It is an aromatic hydrocarbon that produces a sweet odour. As a solvent, xylene is commonly used as a component in coatings and production of motor fuels. It can be packaged in bulk in iron drums.


Xanthan Gum 

Xanthan Gum appears as a white power and made up of glucose, mannose and glucuronic acid molecules. It is not used as a solvent but in solid powder form as a food additives and food thickening agent. When traded in bulk, Xanthan Gum is packaged in bags.


All of these best selling chemicals can be obtained from Tradeasia International Pte Ltd. So what are you waiting for.

                                             – Written by

                                             Jiawee Low

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