Petroleum jelly medical grade

General description of petroleum jelly medical grade

Petroleum jelly medical grade is a mixture of natural waxes and mineral oils that together lock moisture in skin, moisturizing it to repair and relieve dryness. Petroleum jelly medical grade is made by the waxy petroleum material that formed on oil rigs and distilling it.

Petroleum jelly medical grade has been used in various ointments and as a lubricant.

The history of Vaseline started in 1859, when Robert Chesebrough traveled to Titusville, a small town in Pennsylvania. That s where oil workers had been using rod wax, an unrefined form of petroleum jelly then just a simple by-product of the drilling they were working on to heal wounded or burnt skin.

Young chemist Robert Chesebrough began to study the substance then known as rod wax. Through various processes of refinement and purification, he distilled a lighter and transparent gel, which he then patented in 1865 and is the Vaseline petroleum jelly we know today.

Uses of petroleum jelly medical grade

Petroleum jelly medical grade is used all over the world to protect and heal dry skin, from dry, cracked hands to hard skin on heels, as well as for beauty purposes, like softening the lips or highlighting the cheekbones . Vaseline is used to protect and repair the skin. Vaseline is used for preventing diaper rash, but it can also be used to protect minor cuts and burns, to soften skin, and to lock in moisture in dry, cracked skin.

Packing of petroleum jelly medical grade

Petroleum jelly medical grade is packed in new or second hand 180 kg drums , ISO tank , flexi tanks. Each 20 foot container takes 110 drummed petroleum jelly.

Guaranty/warranty of petroleum jelly medical grade

ATDM guaranty the quality of petroleum jelly medical grade with arrangement of international inspector to check quality and quantity of petroleum jelly medical grade during the loading to vessel and controlling the production by QC by batch test report before shipping. ATDM guaranty the quality to meet with ASTM .

Analysis of petroleum jelly medical grade

No

Characteristic

Result

Accepted limit

Method

1

 Kinematic viscosity at 100 ˚c 

6.1 cst

6-8 cst

Astm d-445

2

Congealing   point

57 ˚c

45-58 ˚c

Astm d-938

3

Penetration consistency

157 (0.1 mm )

140-160 (0.1 mm )

Astm d-937

4

Color (lovibond )

0.2 y

Max 0.5 y

Ip-17 method a 2 cell

5

Acidity or alkalinity

Passed

According to test method

B.p 2007

6

Odor

Passed

Odour less when rubbed on hand

----

7

Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons

Passed

Not more than absorbance of solution 6mg/l naphtalene in dmso @ 278 nm

B.p 2007

Scroll to Top