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Petroleum Jelly

INCI Name : Petrolatum

 

Petroleum Jelly, also called Petrolatum is a translucent gelatinous substance obtained from petroleum; used as a lubricant and in medicine as an ointment base and protective dressing. It is an ingredient in many cosmetics and lotions because of its moisturizing properties. Petroleum Jellies are favored by personal care and pharmaceutical companies as very versatile, safe and economical formulation base.

Name Appearance Melting Point Solubility Acidity Organic acid Consistency at 25 °C Light absorption Residue on ignition Specific gravity at 60°C Alkalinity Sulphated Ash Fixed oils, fats and rosin
White Petroleum Jelly  BP White or almost white, translucent, soft unctuous mass 35° - 70° C Pratically insoluble in water, ethanol & glycerol, slightly soluble in methylene chloride Complies       -     60 to 300        -         -     -   Complies   Max 0.5%     - 
White Petroleum Jelly  IP A white, translucent, soft unctuous mass 38° - 56° C         -  Not more than 0.1 ml of 0.1M sodium hydroxide is required       -  100 -300 dmm   NMT 0.5      -             -    Not more than 0.1 ml of 0.1M sodium hydroxide is required Not more than 0.1% No precipitates or oily matter is produced
White Petroleum Jelly  USP Snow white soft unctuous mass 38° - 60° C         -    No red or pink color is produced NMT 400 µl of 01 sodium hydroxide is required 100 -300 dmm       -     NMT 0.05%  0.815 - 0.880 No pink color acquired       -     No oils ofr solid matter separates
White Petroleum Jelly  EP White or almost white, translucent, soft unctuous mass 35° - 70° C Pratically insoluble in water, ethanol & glycerol, slightly soluble in methylene chloride Not more than 0.1 ml of 0.1M sodium hydroxide is required        -         60 to 300         -        Not more than 0.1 ml of 0.1M sodium hydroxide is required     Not more than 0.05%         -  

 

Available in Sizes


  • 180 KG Drum
  • 250 KG Drum

Application


  • Pharmaceutical
  • Cosmetic Industries
  • Coating
  • Finishing
  • Lubrication
  • Hair grooming
  • Hair grooming
  • Preventing moisture loss
  • Skin and hair care
  • Surface cleansing
  • Creams
  • Ointments