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Petrolatum Supplier

Petrolatums are homogeneous mixtures of oily and waxy long-chain, nonpolar hydrocarbons. Their hydrating properties set a standard against which other moisturizers are compared. Odorless and tasteless, they range in color from white to yellow, and differ from one another in gloss, consistency and shear strength, plus sensory attributes including slip, cushion, playtime and spreadability — all important in personal care applications.  

Personal care and pharmaceutical formulators often choose Sonneborn petrolatums as a formulation base. Petrolatums add substance, lubricity and moisture resistance to lotions, creams, ointments and hand cleaners. Sonneborn petrolatums meet FDA requirements. Food processors rely on them for uses that range from baking and candy-making to packaging. In jar candles, the addition of petrolatum affects the crystallinity of the waxes to give a smoother, more pleasing appearance. In metal polishes and buffing compounds, petrolatums protect against moisture and corrosion.

Sonneborn carries the world’s broadest line of standard and custom-compounded petrolatums and related products. As a petrolatum supplier, Sonneborn’s lines of USP petrolatums meet FDA 21 CFR 172.880. Our medium-consistency Protopet grades are used in many fine cosmetics and ointments. Softer Fonoline grades are used in petroleum jellies and high-solids ointments.

USP Petrolatum:

Alba® Protopet
Carnation® Trough Grease - Regular
Mineral Jelly #10
Mineral Jelly #14
Mineral Jelly #17
Shea XP®
Sonnecone® CM
Sonnecone® DM1
Sono Jell® #4
Sono Jell® #9
Super White Fonoline®
Super White Protopet®
White Fonoline®
White Protopet® 1S
White Protopet® 2L
White Protopet® 3C
Yellow Fonoline®
Yellow Protopet® 2A