Member of a group of volatile and highly flammable hydrocarbon liquid-mixtures of specific distillation ranges derived from coal tar or petroleum. Coal tar naphthas are toxic and contain large proportions of aromatic compounds. Petroleum naphthas fall between kerosene and gasoline grades. Naphtahs are used mainly as solvents and paint thinners, and as feed stock for petrochemical and plastic industries.

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  • When you are working in an industrial factory you need to know which materials are naphtha and always be aware of them.

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  • Working with naphtha was not something I wanted to do, because I knew it was flammable and a little dangerous.

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  • If you are ever working with naphtha you need to be very careful at all times and know how to handle it properly.

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