Living in the Industrialized World
Industrialization in our world has brought upon many changes in the social and economical sectors in the past few centuries.
The petroleum refinery today is an example that crude oil can be distilled and separated into various products in a large scale. Modern GTL (Gas-To-Liquid) technologies have also emerged to allow conversion of natural gas to hydrocarbon liquids, which are then distilled in a similar way as conventional refineries.
The range of products from refineries can be classified into various categories such as, gasoline, kerosene, diesel, lubricating oil, white oil, wax, petroleum jelly and more. These products have become an important source of energy and raw materials for the manufacturing of a vast variety of other products.
Are you using them the right way?
The constant evolution in the social & economic scenes, together with strong competitors, are demanding for today's manufacturers to be highly innovative & efficient in their production process.
The use of inferior or inconsistent raw materials often leads to one of the following issues:
inconsistent finished product quality
health, safety & environmental issues
Wax is a loosely defined term, referring generally to substances which are plastic-like in ambient temperatures, having low viscosity when fully melted, hydrophobic and insoluble in water.
Traditionally, waxes were derived from naturally sources such as animals, insects, plants, crude oil, and others. With modern technology, synthetic waxes, such as polyethylene and Fischer-Tropsch types, are also available.
Petroleum paraffin wax
Waxes are widely used in many industries, such as, candle, plastic, adhesive, wood, agrilculture, rubber, cosmetic, metal & polishing materials.
Petroleum Jelly is produced from fractional distillation of petroleum crude oil. It is a translucent soft mass consisting of a mixture of hydrocarbons. Its colour ranges from white to yellowish brown, is odourless and almost tasteless, and insoluble in water. Vaseline is a well-known brand of petroleum jelly. Petroleum Jelly is commonly used as base materials in cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries. They are also widely used as anti-corrosive, metal polisher, and cable and rubber filling materials.
White oil is a mixture of refined liquid hydrocarbons. It can either be extracted from petroleum crude oil, or synthesised. It is transparent, colourless and practically tasteless and odourless. A wide range of white oils are available, differentiated by their levels of refining and viscosities. This oil is commonly used in the cosmetic, pharmaceutical, food, agriculture, and polymer industries.