Petroleum Jelly / White Petroleum Jelly / Yellow Petroleum Jelly
Petroleum Jelly is a semi-solid mixture of hydrocarbons, originally promoted as a topical ointment for its healing properties. Petroleum jelly is a flammable, semi-solid mixture of hydrocarbons, having a melting-point usually within a few degrees of 75°C. It is colorless, or of a pale yellow color , translucent, and devoid of taste and smell when pure.
White petroleum jelly is a non-polar hydrocarbon hydrophobic and insoluble in water, glycerol (not a hydrocarbon but an alcohol) is the opposite: petroleum jelly is so strongly hydrophilic that by continuous absorption of moisture from the air, it produces the feeling of wetness on the skin, similar to the greasiness. The feeling is similar, but white petroleum jelly repels water, and glycerine attracts it.
The also offered Yellow Petroleum Jelly is characterized by good oil retaining capacity and high viscosity and optimum composition.
Application / Composition :
It is a useful material when incorporated into candle wax formulas. The Petroleum Jelly softens the overall blend, allows the candle to incorporate additional fragrance oil, and facilitates adhesion to the sidewall of glass. Petroleum Jelly was formerly used as a way to pitch a spitball in baseball..Petroleum jelly is used to moisten plasticine, as part of a mix of hydrocarbons including greater (paraffin wax) and lesser (mineral oil) molecular weights.
Other Products in ‘Petroleum Jelly’ category
- White Petrolatum JP
- White Soft Paraffin IP
- Petrolatum USP
- Yellow Soft Paraffin IP
- White Petroleum Jelly
- White Soft Paraffin BP