Petrolatums for your cosmetic, personal care, food, pharmaceutical, and industrial applications

Petrolatum and white petrolatum are available in multiple viscosity and consistency ranges and are uniquely suitable for your cosmetic, personal care, food, and pharmaceutical formulations. Petrolatums can function as carriers, emollients, lubricants, base ingredients, binders, protective coatings, plasticizers, waterproofing, release agents and softeners. Petrolatums are also recognized by the FDA as an over-the-counter (OTC) “skin protectant”. Through Univar Solutions, Calumet offers Penreco® petrolatums and white petrolatums that meet your highest standards.

USP petrolatums available

  • Royal
  • Blond
  • Amber

Mineral jellies available

  • Mineral Jelly No. 5
  • Mineral Jelly No. 10
  • Mineral Jelly No. 15
  • Mineral Jelly No. 20

USP white petrolatums available

  • Ultima
  • Super
  • Snow
  • Regent
  • Lily

Technical petrolatums available

  • Red
  • 3070
  • 1180 Industrial

Ointment bases available

  • Ointment Base No. 4
  • Ointment Base No. 6
  • Ointment Base No. 8
Characteristics
  • CAS # 8009-03-8
  • Non-comedogenic
  • Biodegradable
  • Not animal tested
  • Petrolatum is included on the TSCA Inventory
  • USP grades are stabilized with less than 20 ppm food-grade butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT)
Applications
IndustryApplication
Beauty & personal care
  • Creams & lotions
  • Petroleum jellies
  • Hair products
  • Lip balms
  • Makeup
  • Adsorption bases
Food
  • Animal feed supplements
  • Coatings for fruits & vegetables
  • Food packaging materials
Pharmaceuticals
  • Ophthalmic ointments
  • Topical ointments
  • Dental adhesives
  • Petroleum gauzes
Coatings, adhesives, sealants & elastomers
  • External PVC lubricants
  • Rubber processing aids
  • Printing inks
Lubricants
  • General purpose lubricants
Miscellaneous 
  • Carbon papers
  • Buffing & polishing compounds
  • Corrosion preventatives
  • Modeling clays
  • Shoe polishes
  • Solder pasts/welding
  • Candles

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