White Oils are manufactured from highly refined Base Oils and consist of saturated paraffinic and cycloparaffinic hydrocarbons. The refinement process ensures complete removal of aromatics, sulphur and nitrogen compounds. The technologies employed result in products that are highly stable over time besides being hydrophobic, colourless, odourless and tasteless.
White Mineral Oils are extensively used as bases for pharmaceuticals and personal care products. The inertness of the product offers properties such as good lubricity, smoothness and softness and resistance to moisture in the formulations.
The products are also used in the Polymer processing and plastic industry such as polystyrene, polyolefin and thermoplastic elastomers. The oil controls the melt flow behaviour of the finished polymer besides providing release properties. Very often the oils also impart improvement in physical characteristics of the finished product.
Food grade Mineral Oils can be used for direct food contact applications such as dough divider & dust suppression in grain silos. These oils can also be used for lubricating food handling equipments and impregnating food packaging & wrapping papers.
Savita offers two grades of White Mineral Oils –Savonol and Technol.
Savonol grades comply with the requirements as stipulated under NF/USP, British Pharmacopoeia, European Pharmacopoeia and Indian Pharmacopoeia standards. Savonol grades can be used for direct food contact applications such as dough divider, release agents, protective coatings & dust suppression in grain silos. These Oils can also be used for lubricating food handling equipments and impregnating food packaging & wrapping papers. These grades find extensive application in manufacture of cosmetic products such as creams and lotions etc.
Technol grades represent the Technical White Oils with slightly different test requirements and are developed for applications in polymers, plastic industries and animal feeds besides certain non-critical applications in packaging and food machinery lubrication where minimal food contact is expected.
Savonol & Technol grades are available in all viscosity grades starting from 8 cSt @ 40 deg C to 100 cSt @ 40 deg C and with pour points ranging from -5 to -30 deg C.