what is Petrolatum

The residue wax of distillation after de-waxing called Petrolatum. Its crystals are smaller than the previous two types of crystals and keep some oil in it so that they are usually gelatin type.

Petrolatum s Molecular mass is between 560 and 980 and it s melting point is 55 -85° C. When they want spread Petrolatum without the use of solvents and heat , They use petrolatum in water emulsion shape . For this purpose a mixture of melted wax in hot water using an emulsifier such as ethanol amine tetra should be made.

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