Liquid Paraffin FAQ

In what fields is the liquid paraffin used?

It is used in various fields mainly as a solvent and base. By Sector, the Chemical industry 44%, Cosmetics 27%, Textile oil 12%, Medical supplies 13%, and others 3%. Our belief is that there are still many new uses.

What are the features of MORESCO's liquid paraffin?

We provide a wide range of viscosity grades, depending on your application. Because the aromatic component is removed by sulfonation, the purity of our products is very high.

What is the difference between the sulfonation and hydrogenation?

Hydrogeneration is a process where hydrogen gas is blown into mineral oil under the presence of a catalyst. Unsaturated hydrocarbons, such as aromatic hydrocarbons contained in mineral oil, are made to react with hydrogen, and used as saturated hydrocarbon. Sulfonation, meanwhile is a method of blowing anhydrous sulfuric acid into mineral oil, where it reacts with unsaturated hydrocarbons that changes it to petroleum sulfonic acid, which is then removed. That is, sulfonation causes only saturated hydrocarbons in the materials to become products. Hydrogeneration, on the other hand, causes all ingredients of the materials to become products.

What is the difference between MORESCO WHITE and MORESCO VIOLESS?

The purity of MORESCO VIOLESS is higher than MORESCO WHITE. UV absorbance, which shows the purity of the liquid paraffin, is almost zero in the VIOLESS. It is used in pharmaceuticals, high-quality cosmetics, and as a reagent in gene analysis.