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Technical Datasheet | Supplied by Sonneborn LLC
Blend of white petrolatum, paraffin wax and light mineral oil. MINERAL JELLY #17 by Sonneborn LLC is an emollient, consisitency factor and lubricant. Provides hydrating properties, lubricity and moisture loss resistance. Applications include creams and lotions, hair styling and finishing, hand cleaners, moisturizing lotions, permanent waves, scalp protector and sun care products. MINERAL JELLY #17 meets FDA requirements based on 21 CFR 172.880 for UV absorbance and also meets USP purity requirements. It is available in US.
  • Waxes / Consistency Factors
  • Lubricants / Slip Agents
  • Emollients > Hydrocarbons
Chemical Composition
Blend of white petrolatum, paraffin wax and light mineral oil
Solid, semi
White to yellowish
Product Status
Applications/ Recommended for
  • Creams, lotions & gels
  • Hair care (Shampoos, Conditioners & Styling) > Styling/Hair sprays
  • Skin care (Facial care, Facial cleansing, Body care, Baby care) > Facial care > Moisturizing products (creams & lotions)
  • Sun care (Sun protection, After-sun & Self-tanning)
  • Toiletries (Shower & Bath, Oral care...) > Hand wash
Regulatory Status
Labels/Agency Rating
Meets FDA 21 CFR 172.880 for UV absorbance and USP purity requirements White Petrolatum USP meeting requirements for USP (current revision) and FDA requirements as per 21 CFR 172.880 Paraffin Wax NF meeting FDA requirements as per 21 CFR 172.886 and Light Mineral Oil NF meeting FDA requirements as per 21 CFR 172.878

MINERAL JELLY #17 Properties


Value & Unit
Test Condition
Test Method
Lovibond, 2'' cell, IP 17
< 1.0 Y
Melting point
32 - 38 °C
Viscosity, at 130°F, ASTM D2161
> 65 SUS

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