Petrolatum: main characteristics and scope of application
Petrolatum is a substance that consists of paraffin, ceresin, and oils. It is obtained by removing normal paraffinic hydrocarbons from residual petroleum oils undergoing sulfuric acid or selective treatment. It is a homogeneous mass of a pale yellow or brown color, looks like plasticine. It is used in the cosmetics industry, for the manufacture of insulating materials and as an antiozonant for rubber products. Pack-Trade company offers only high-quality and safe products with delivery all over Ukraine.
Pale yellow and brown
Acid number, mg KOH/1 kg of petrolatum
Up to 0,1
The presence of acidic and alkaline impurities
Presence of mechanical impurities, %
Up to 0,04
Water content, %
Sulfur content, %
No more 0,6
Flashpoint in an open crucible, °C
No less than 240
The content of phenol and cresol mg/dm3, not more than
Corrosive effect on metals
Penetration, 0.1 mm, no more
Dropping point, °С
Petrolatum can be stored only in dry warehouses. It must be protected from moisture and direct sunlight. The color and packaging may vary.
Scope of application
Petrolatum is used as a raw material for the production of the following substances:
- tree-pruning paste;
- vaseline, cosmetics;
- children's plasticine;
- paraffin paper;
- electrical insulating compositions;
- insulating and cable masses;
- goods for woodworking.
Petrolatum coating has high resistance to abrasive substances and high temperatures (70-75°C). Petrolatum-based coatings are used to protect painted surfaces and for processing spare parts.
Petrolatum is one of the main components of conservation and plastic lubricants, additives, and electrical insulating compounds. Manufacturers of asphalt mixes use it as an activating additive.
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