VASELINES are a mixture of mineral oils and microcrystalline waxes duly dosed to reach the desired consistency. Pharmaceutical vaselines are white, odorless, semisolid, tasteless and according to their machining may have the consistency and appearance of an ointment or be slightly filamentous.
White medical VASELINE meets the regulations required by the main pharmacopeias, such as DAB, BP, USP, EP, regarding charrable substances and aromatic polycyclic hydrocarbons.
Thus, as well as conforming to the requisites of European Pharmacopeias, in terms of what provided for by Italian and European laws on cosmetics, which authorize its use only if the quality of the components is guaranteed and the refining process is known and it can be demonstrated that the substance obtained from it is not carcinogen.
VASELINES are used as components, lubricants, preservatives and excipients in the pharmaceutical industry (balms, baby products, suppositories, gels, etc.), cosmetics (lotions for the skin, creams), in the packaging (inks for printing, flexible pipes, paper and cardboard) and beauty products (hair grease, hand creams).
Pharmaceutical and white VASELINES are available : filamentous, slightly filamentous (balmy, with the consistency and appearance of an ointment) and with different penetration values at 25 °C.