Petroleum Jelly Description
Petroleum jelly is a widely distributed product that heals, rejuvenates, and moisturizes dry, cracked skin. It is a semi-solid, with a mixture of hydrocarbons mostly found in petroleum. Advertised to be 100% pure petroleum jelly, Unilever has continued to sit at the top of the skincare market for nearly 135 years.
Compared to the commercial giant it is today, Vaseline had small and humble beginnings. Petroleum jelly, first known as the “Wonder Jelly,” was invented by Robert Augustus Chesebrough. He was intrigued by miners who would apply a byproduct from the oil drilling. This byproduct was unrefined petroleum jelly, also known as rod wax. The workers would apply the rod wax on their burns, and Chesebrough decided to research further into it. He performed many tests of refinery and distillation to help create a safer and better product. Even though Petroleum jelly is a versatile fix-it solution, it is composed of unsustainable and unhealthy materials that are hazardous to the environment around it. Although Unilever is making small steps every year towards more sustainable products, we can see how environmentally destructive Petroleum jelly is through examining its acquisition of raw materials.
PARAFLUID petroleum jellies are of the highest purity and consistently high quality, especially in terms of their consistency and their possibilities for further processing. They are virtually odorless and tasteless. Their color varies depending on the application requirements and the degree of refining and can range from snow white to slightly yellow.
The basic manufacture of Petroleum jelly is the result of the combination of the individual ingredients into a melted uniform solution. The factories that produce Petroleum jelly are powered by electricity. Machines that blend the ingredients into the solution that will later become Vaseline are powered by electricity. Electricity is the resultant secondary energy source derived from the burning of fossil fuels. Chemical energy is required to produce the electricity, and the heat provided by the electricity is the result of thermal energy. Unilever Kenya, the primary factory that produces Vaseline among other Unilever skin care products, operates 24 hours a day and 6 days a week. By percentage, the factory’s energy usage is 60% burning of furnace oil, 36% electricity, and 4% liquefied petroleum gas; all of these energies are fossil fuels. In 2010 the factory demanded 1.8 mega volt amps of energy to operate. This great amount of energy required for a single factory’s operation is revealing of the tremendous rate at which unsustainable fossil fuels are being used.
Petroleum Jelly Application
Petroleum jelly has many applications in different industries. We introduce some of them in below:
- Cuticles to soften
- elbows to soften
- Eyebrows to tame
- Hair to reduce itching
- Legs to moisturize
- Lips to exfoliate
- Lips to make matte lipstick shiny
- Skin to exfoliate
- Skin to soften
- Lotion to save money
- Candle wax to remove
- Doors to keep them from squeaking
- Bottles to keep the lids from sticking
- Leather to restore shine
- Refrigerator to have a good seal
- Shower curtains to slide easily
- Sliding shelves to keep them from sticking
- Wood furniture to remove gum
- Baseball glove to soften the leather
- Bikes to lubricate the chain
- Bird feeders to keep squirrels out
- Keys to slip into the keyhole easily
- Machinery to keep outdoor machinery from rusting
- roller skates to lubricate
- Skateboard to lubricate the wheels
Petroleum Jelly Packing
HJ OIL Group provide petroleum jelly in different types of packing such as: 175 Kg new steel drum, 50 Kg New steel drum, 25 Kg New steel drum, 175 KG PE Drum, 90 Kg PE Drum. Each 20 Ft. container takes 80 drums with 175 Kg net weight.
Petroleum jelly storage and handling
- Provision of sufficient ventilation
- Advice on general occupational hygiene
- Keep away from food, drink and animal feeding stuff
- Keep container tightly closed
- Observe hints for combined storage
- Recommended storage temperature: 15 – 25 °C