Specification of liquid paraffin

Mineral oil is an ingredient derived from petrochemicals. Liquid paraffin is a byproduct of petroleum distillation it is colorless, orderless, hydrophobic and occlusive. Contrary to what the term might suggest, mineral oil is therefore very far from the naturalness of a mineral wate. Mineral oils are mainly used in industry as a lubricant and in its most refined form, in a lot of cosmetics.

Mineral oil is industrial grade, transparent, colorless, odorless and tasteless oil.

Liquid paraffin can be burned in different models of lamps and other devices. The fuel produces has no odor when burned, which makes it a more attractive fuel option than unrefined kerosene.


Industrial and textile uses

Liquid paraffin is mainly used as a lubricant ,lubricate blades that cut paper and in mechanical mixing. It is also a component of many air filters, particularly air filters that function underwater. also as a hydraulic fluid in machinery, spinning, weaving and meshing materials. Sewing machine lubrication typically contains liquid paraffin

Liquid paraffin can clean  hands after working with abrasive materials like cement.

Liquid paraffin is a component in the manufacture  of reactive gases like sulfur dioxide and chlorine. It is often used in infrared spectroscopy. It can be applied to baking tins to make removing cooked food easier. It is also used to make many food items like apples appear shiny for a centerpiece display.

Liquid paraffin has found applications in the production of paints, dyes, pigments, wax, polythene, insecticides, solvent and lubricant in the industrial sector.



New or second hand 180 kg drums, iso tank, flexi tanks.


Analysis of liquid paraffin



Test method

Kin viscosity at 40 c

19-21   cst

Astm d-445

Pour point (max)

0-(-6)  c

Astm d-97

Flash point

197-215 c

Astm d-92

Density at 20 c

0.827-0.890 gr/cm3

B.p 2012

Color (lovibond)


Ip-17 method a 2” cell



B.p 2012

Acidity or alkalinity


B.p 2012

Solid paraffin


B.p 2012

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