Setting High Standards in Purity and Refinement for White Mineral Oils

White mineral oil used in the cosmetic and pharmaceutical industry is a highly refined and purified version of mineral oil. These oils are strictly regulated and undergo rigorous testing protocols to meet the standards and be certified as white oil.

White mineral oil used in the cosmetic and pharmaceutical industry is a highly refined and purified version of mineral oil. These oils are strictly regulated and undergo rigorous testing protocols to meet the standards and be certified as white oil. White mineral oils provide effective bases for personal care and cosmetics products where they are used to lubricate, soften, smooth, moisturize and add emolliency. Uses can range from baby oil, skin lotions and sunscreen to hair care products, lipstick and makeup. It’s always important to ensure that white mineral oils used in the manufacturing of these products are highly refined, of superior quality and are ultra-pure. High levels of processing, testing and compliance go into developing and determining the quality and purity of finished white mineral oils.

Petro-Canada’s PURETOL™ White Mineral Oils offer some of the highest standards of purity and quality to meet your industry's demanding white oil standards. The PURETOL product line offers a full range of white mineral oils in a selection of viscosity grades with certifications for use in a variety of industries including personal care products, plastics, adhesives and pharmaceuticals. PURETOL White Mineral Oils are highly refined, colourless and odourless.

Purity you can count on
As the largest white mineral oil manufacturer in the world, Petro-Canada Lubricants produces PURETOL White Mineral Oils from start to finish. They provide fully integrated manufacturing of their products, which means they produce PURETOL from feedstock processing through to certified white oils. The source of Petro-Canada’s white mineral oil is its own base oil supply, an extremely pure base mineral oil, produced using the patented HT purity process. Petro-Canada is one of the first in the world to employ an HT process that removes virtually all impurities. These base oils are water white and 99.9% pure, among the purest in the world. Because of its unique formulation, PURETOL can be used in many pharmaceutical, plastics, health and beauty applications, including capsule lubricants, palletizing aid, ointment bases and laxatives.

Exceeding industry standards
Delivering the highest standards of purity and quality, PURETOL White Oils carry a full set of credentials and approvals to meet the various industry and regional standards. PURETOL products meet requirements of United States Pharmacopoeia (or National Formulary), European Pharmacopoeia, German Pharmacopoeia (DABX) and FDA 21 CFR 172.878 and FDA 21 CFR 178.3620(a) regulations for direct food contact. All white mineral oil grades are also kosher, halal and pareve certified, and PURETOL is produced according to Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP). Controlled in Petro-Canada Lubricant’s closed, dedicated, hard-piped system, they remove any chance of cross-contamination with any other product.

How is PURETOL sold and distributed?
PURETOL is sold direct to customers to ensure they have immediate, reliable access to products, while maintaining Petro-Canada’s best-in-class customer service. And you can be sure that the white oil quality is properly maintained from manufacturing through to delivery. Their strict procedures guarantee that no contamination enters the product and that white oil quality product is received by the customer.

About Petro-Canada Lubricants
Petro-Canada Lubricants Inc., a Suncor Energy business, blends and packages more than 350 different lubricants, specialty fluids and greases that are exported to more than 70 countries on six continents. Products are manufactured from ultra-pure base oils, among the purest in the world. Petro-Canada is focused on going beyond today’s standards and providing technical leadership and training. With more than 30 years of experience in blending Group II and Group III base oils, the company delivers a diverse line of premium lubricants that meet and exceed an increasing range of international specifications.




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