Ethanol is a volatile, flammable, colorless liquid with a slight chemical odor. It is used as an antiseptic, a solvent, a fuel, and due to its low freezing point, the active fluid in many alcohol thermometers. Ethanol is miscible with water and is a good general purpose solvent. It is found in paints, tinctures, markers, and personal care products such as mouthwashes, perfumes and deodorants. It is also used in medical wipes and most common antibacterial hand sanitizer gels as an antiseptic.
Under the Fire Safety (Petroleum and Flammable Materials) Regulations 2005, storage of petroleum and flammable materials (P&FM) is under the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) licensing control.
Anyone who intends to store petroleum and flammable materials beyond the stipulated exemption quantities is required to obtain a licence from SCDF.
If you do not possess the P&FM storage license, we request that you activate an order or delivery only when you have fully consumed the P&FM products in your premises to ensure that you do not stock P&FM products exceeding SCDF’s stipulated exemption quantity.
Best Chemical Co (S) Pte Ltd holds no responsibility for violations beyond our control. Storage licence is not required if the quantity stored or kept is below the licence exemption quantity (i.e. 20 litres for most P&FM).
All storage of P&FM, regardless of quantity stored, have to comply with fire safety requirements for storage of flammable materials.