White Mineral Oil

HS Code : 27101989 | CAS NO. : 8042-47-5

General description:

White oils are highly refined mineral oils that consist of saturated aliphatic and alicyclic nonpolar hydrocarbons. They are hydrophobic, colorless, tasteless, odorless, and do not change color over time.

What is White Mineral Oil?

White mineral oil is a transparent, odourless, and tasteless distillate of petroleum. Methods like sulphuric acid treatment and hydrogenation method are used for distillation. These processes remove any kind of aromatic compound and give the desired compound of the colourless, oily, and tasteless blend. Because it doesn't dissolve in water or alcohol, white mineral oil is quite popular in several industries. Popularly known as 'white mineral oil' due to its transparency, it's also known as paraffin or liquid paraffin.

Application & Usage:

  • White Mineral Oils are an important part of many cosmetic formulations and are commonly used in almost all types of cosmetic and personal care products, from emulsions to anhydrous cosmetics, such as lip balm, baby oil, skin care, hair care, creams, and lotions as emollients.
  • In the Food industry, White Mineral Oil is used as a preservative in egg coatings, food packaging materials and meat packaging.
  • Plastics and Elastomers industry is another area where white mineral oil is frequently used as an additive/mould release agent. It is used for thermoplastic rubber production, PVC production, and polystyrene production

Global Supplier of White Mineral Oil

With 70+ years of experience, Prakash Chemical International Pvt. Ltd has evolved as a global supplier for a wide array of chemicals. We are one of the largest suppliers of White Mineral Oil from India.

Our Product White Mineral Oil complies with US FDA 21 CFR 172.878 & 21 CFR 178.3620 for (+25) Saybolt color & UV absorbance.

We can supply various Grades of Technical and Pharma Grade meeting customer’s requirements. We can customize grades based on requirements.

Prakash Chemicals International Pvt. Ltd is REACH registered for White Mineral Oil and is well equipped to cater to customer’s requirements.

For more information about purchasing White Mineral Oil or the other chemicals we offer, Contact us now for your requirements and one of our representatives from the team of experts will assist you.


What is difference between mineral oil and paraffin oil

The mineral oil is a light mixture of higher alkanes from a mineral source. It is colourless and odourless. It is used for many specific oils over the centuries. The white mineral oil does not dissolve in water and alcohol. It easily dissolves in organic solvents such as ether, chloroform and benzene. Whereas Paraffin oil somewhere also known as kerosene and stove oil is an flammable liquid hydrocarbon and it is burned as a fuel.

How is white mineral oil packed and stored?

The white mineral oil suppliers store it in a cold environment. It is kept away from heat, sparks and flame. Store them protected from light. It is not advised to store at temperatures greater than 40 degree Celsius without proper review of storage equipment.

What is the mineral oil made of?

Mineral oil is clear oil. It is even an odourless liquid and is used as a common ingredient in a variety of cosmetics and personal care products. The white mineral oil manufacturers make the oil from highly refined, purified and processed petroleum.

Is white mineral oil the same as mineral oil?

The white mineral oil has different names and is the same as mineral oil. It is a colourless and odourless mixture of higher alkanes. Initially, mineral oil was used as a laxative and is food-safe oil. It has multiple uses such as a finishing solvent. White Mineral Oil is also known as Light Liquid Paraffin, Light White Oil and Paraffin oil.

What are the benefits of mineral oil?

Mineral oil is a highly purified, lightweight ingredient used in baby lotions, cold creams, ointments and many other cosmetic and personal care products, due to its ability to help reduce water loss from skin and keep it moisturized. Mineral oil can be applied to your hair. This may help in reducing the tangles and also prevents your hair from breaking. It acts as a lubricant.


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