Expanding Horizons: White Oil Market Explores New Applications and Market Segments

Posted by Jack Martin on June 7th, 2023

White oil, also known as liquid paraffin or mineral oil, is a clear, odorless, and colorless petroleum-derived product. It is produced through the refining process of crude oil, resulting in a highly purified and refined liquid. White oil is composed of predominantly saturated hydrocarbons and has a high degree of chemical stability. The white oil market is projected to reach USD 2.28 billion by 2030, at a CAGR of 4.7% from USD 1.58 billion in 2022.

White oil finds applications across various industries due to its desirable properties. In the pharmaceutical industry, it is commonly used as an ingredient in medicinal products, such as creams, ointments, and lotions, due to its emollient and lubricating properties. It helps moisturize the skin and provides a protective barrier.

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In the personal care industry, white oil is used in a range of products including baby oils, cosmetics, hair care products, and bath oils. It acts as a lubricant and emollient, providing smoothness and moisture to the skin and hair.

White oil is also utilized in the food industry. It serves as a lubricant for food processing equipment, such as molds and machinery parts, preventing sticking and ensuring smooth operations. Additionally, it can be used as a food-grade lubricant for certain food applications.

Industrial applications of white oil include its use as a lubricant in machinery, where it helps reduce friction, wear, and heat generation. It is also used as an ingredient in certain industrial formulations like polishes, coatings, and textiles.

Due to its high purity and low toxicity, white oil is favored in applications where a non-reactive, non-staining, and odorless substance is required. It is important to note that there are different grades of white oil available, each tailored for specific applications and complying with industry regulations.

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