Top 5 Amazing Benefits of Mineral Oil

White mineral oil is an odorless and colorless liquid that is a highly refined product of the crude oil refining process.  White mineral oil is a key ingredient for various products used in the cosmetic industry, baby oil and medicinal purposes among others.  NF/USP quality is regulated by the FDA and ensures medicinal/food grade purity and safety.

Many people are not aware of the benefits of white mineral oil, which is the main focus of this article.

1. Makeup Remover

The alkanes in mineral oil are quite effective at cutting through makeup oils and chemical mixtures. Gently applying mineral oil to your skin will wipe away the makeup without hurting your skin.  It also keeps your eyebrows and eyelashes healthy and soft.

2. Scalp Conditioner

White mineral oil manufacturers have long been producing mineral oil that is geared towards the cosmetic industry. This is the oil that is used in solving various problems associated with the scalp. It plays a significant role in the treatment of dry skin, dandruff, scalp psoriasis, and cradle cap.

Users are advised to apply the oil on the scalp and leave it overnight for best results. The oil helps loosen dry scales while at the same time reducing inflammation. Repeating scalp treatment two or three times is highly recommended for better results.

3. Nourish Dry Skin

Dry skin is a major problem among many people in the United States and Europe. Some people experience skin dryness in summer while others get it in winter. White mineral oil helps people with drying skin to stay smooth and soft. Skin dryness is a major health concern that if untreated could lead to medical conditions such as psoriasis.

Mineral oil distributors in the United States have highlighted that the oil is an effective emollient, which forms an oily layer on the skin that traps water improving skin hydration.  This moisturizing of dry skin helps it to heal more quickly.

4. Decrease Fine Lines

Premature aging is another major problem that is affecting a considerable number of people around the world. Exposure to sun, frost, ice, and unfavorable climatic conditions has caused many people to appear older than they actually are. Fine lines and scales on the face are one of the characteristics of premature aging.

Although there are several products and medical therapies that have been highlighted as major solutions to premature aging, mineral oil 70 continues to be one of the best solutions to early aging. The long term use of white mineral oil helps in softening the outermost layer of the skin. You may treat dark patches and fine lines with NF/USP white oil as recommended by your doctor.

5. Cutting Board Restorer and Rust Protection

White oils are used extensively in health and beauty applications, however, it is important to highlight that mineral oils have multiple benefits across various industries.  They are also useful in the kitchen renewing wooden cutting boards and of course as rust protection to kitchen knives.

White mineral oil has NF/USP quality for direct food contact and is absorbed quickly into dry wood cutting boards replacing oils that have been washed away over time.

Mineral oil helps in forming a protective shield on metal implements such as garden tools, knives, and lawn equipment thus preventing rust.  Coating metal equipment with mineral oils will extend their lifespan.

As the 3rd largest white mineral oil producer in the US, Renkert Oil is here to answer any questions you may have and help you understand the benefits for your application.

All About White Mineral Oil: Features and Applications

Throughout the United States, countless industries rely on white mineral oil suppliers to provide the materials needed for final production. Whether you work in the industrial sector, have your own cosmetics line, or operate a food processing plant, white mineral oil suppliers will likely play an essential role in your operations. But what exactly is white mineral oil and why is it used? We’ll answer some of the most common questions base oil suppliers receive pertaining to this type of oil in today’s post.

What Exactly is White Mineral Oil?

White mineral oil is a tasteless, odorless, and colorless liquid that’s used in a wide array of applications. White mineral oils have different chemical makeups and are generally complex in structures, but typically include mixtures of paraffinic, napththenic, and acrylic saturated hydrocarbons. Renoil White Oils, for example, are a mixture of saturated paraffinic and napthenic hydrocarbons. In general, mineral oil will usually contain between 15 and 40 of these hydrocarbons. Because of its lack of distinctive physical properties, white mineral oil can easily be used as an additive in any number of ways without compromising the color, scent, or flavor of the final product. It’s often used as a lubricating element, but it’s also utilized as a coolant, as a sealant, and as a binder in different applications.

What Are the Features and Benefits of White Mineral Oil?

Generally speaking, white mineral oil density is 0.86 grams per millimeter which is lighter than water at 1.0. The kinematic viscosity at 40°C ranges from 10 to 280 cSt. Alternatively, in Saybolt Universal Seconds (SUS) viscosity range is 60 to 1500 SUS at 100°F. White mineral oils are insoluble in water and are virtually free of oxygen, nitrogen, and sulfur. Because of their high initial boiling point (420°C) and low flammability rating, these oils are not considered to be a fire risk.

One of the obvious benefits of white mineral oils is their versatility. They can be used in a wide range of applications (which we’ll discuss below) and can be added without compromising the quality of a product. Mineral oil has a high degree of purity, making them an attractive option for all kinds of products that require additional lubrication, sealing, binding, or other chemical additions but that cannot be changed by any ingredients that are added into the mix.

Another important advantage to highlight is their safety. White mineral oils are food grade, meaning that they meet standards outlined by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and can be safely used in food and cosmetic production. In some cases, these oils can even receive kosher and halal certifications. Although all chemicals must be handled using the proper precautions, when mineral oil is utilized as directed, it is safe for use. As a bonus, it’s also non-comedogenic and will not support pathogenic bacterial growth.

How Are White Mineral Oils Used?

As we’ve mentioned, white mineral oils are extremely versatile and are safe for direct contact with food and skin. Therefore, they’re used in countless applications. These are just some of the ways white mineral oil can be used:

  • Food Processing
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Cosmetics
  • Mechanics and Electronics
  • Automotive Applications
  • Fabric and Rubber Manufacturing
  • Metal Fabrication
  • Biotech and Laboratory Research

Whether you need a reliable dough divider agent and a way to keep food wrappings crisp in your factory or plan to develop a body lotion and a water-resistant makeup product as part of a new line, white mineral oil can be one of the most effective ways to accomplish your goals and to safeguard the quality of your product at the same time.

Now that you understand more about white mineral oil and how it’s typically used, you’ll be in a better position to make a decision pertaining to the products you need from your base oil suppliers. To learn more about what makes our Renoil White Oil an ideal solution for your business, please contact us today.

New High MW Renoil Process Oils Reduce Car Interior Fogging and Mobility in Food Contact

Renkert Oil is proud to announce that its new Renoil products have received quality approval and are now available to manufacturers.

Our product testing has revealed the positive impacts of these higher MW oils and their effect on automotive fogging and oil mobility for food contact applications.

Details of the experiments were presented in a paper at the November 2017 Global TPE conference in Munich, Germany. See the report.

40% reduction in car interior fogging

Hot car interiors need Renoil high MW oil for 40% less fogging.

To complement and extend our range of Chevron ParaLux premium process oils, we created these new Renoil Low Volatility Oils. The Renoil LV products are clear with 1000 and 1500 SUS @ 100F viscosity, and feature high flash points and high molecular weights.

Although Chevron ParaLux 6001 has been the standard for passing automotive interior fogging requirements, our testing proved that Renoil 1500-LV performs even better. It reduces fogging by over 40%, providing another tool for producing optimal color match soft touch TPEs.

Star Thermoplastics logo ( Renoil user for reduced fogging car interior parts manufacturing).Our engineers recently worked with leading TPE manufacturer Star Thermoplastic Alloys and Rubber to manufacture finished car interior components. They also reported a full 40% less fogging than the best-option oil they had been using.

Reduced oil mobility in food / medical applications

Colorful, flexible toothbrush handles can be manufactured with Renoil process oil.Renkert has also added a range of high MW specialty products to our food grade mineral oils lineup.

Renoil High Viscosity White Oils were created to deliver added flexibility.

These HV oils are designed for use without thickeners, so manufacturers can simplify formulations. The increased viscosity and MW also reduce the mobility of the oil as a component in polymer packaging.

Contact us for a consultation and find out if Renoil products are right for you.

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Renkert Oil Receives 100% Quality Approval from Fermi NOvA Project

Renkert Oil has completed the final delivery of blended scintillator for the Fermi NOvA project.

Renkert’s participation in this US government project was deemed a great success, with 100% quality approval and no rejections of more than 2.75 million gallons of ultra-pure scintillator fluid supplied. Renkert Oil blended the scintillator based upon our superior technical white mineral oil.

Learn more about this massive physics experiment on the Fermilab site.

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Renkert Delivers for Fermi NOvA Project

Renkert Oil began production deliveries of Fermi Lab NOvA project scintillator detector fluid November 5, 2012. The scintillator, which is used to detect neutrinos, is being installed in a very large detector in Ash River, MN.

Renkert Oil has been responsible for providing high purity Renkert produced this scintillator fluid for the Fermi NOvA project.mineral oil and blending it with Pseudocumene and various wave shifter powders and antistatic ingredients to produce the finished scintillator.

Extreme care is taken to produce a scintillator that meets NOvA’s stringent requirements. A dedicated facility was constructed in Hammond, IN, which precisely combines these components and prevents contamination. The end product is a scintillator fluid that is crystal clear but emits a blue glow from interaction with neutrinos.

This is a critical component in the massive Ash River detector. As the installation of the Scintillator ramps up to scheduled rates, Renkert will be shipping about 135,000 pounds per week to Minnesota.

Currently we have 1.6 million pounds of finished and approved scintillator in stock and will perform regular production blends to meet NOvA’s needs. We anticipate three years of production to complete this project.

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Renkert Wins FermiLab Contract

Renkert Oil has been awarded a three-year contract to supply high purity mineral oil to FermiLab for their $278 million physics experiment.

The oil is used in a large detector to be constructed in Minnesota. In total, 10,000 MT (3 million gallons) of oil will be used. Renkert Oil will provide the mineral oil out of their Riverdale, IL facility where tight control of properties allows the Renoil 70-T to meet FermiLab’s exacting standards. Very high clarity is required to ensure that the photocell detectors will be able to measure every neutrino collision in the detector.

In the project, the Fermi Accelerator in Batavia, IL will beam neutrinos through the earth to the Canadian border. There, the detector will measure how many and what “flavor” arrive at the destination (800 km). The project is designed to learn more about these hard to detect neutrinos.

The path of the neutrinos is shown below (as deep as 10 km below the Earth’s surface).

Renkert Oil supplies the Fermilab physics experiment.
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