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Sasol White Oil 15 & 68 are tasteless, odourless, water-white oils, specially refined and treated to reduce their polycyclic aromatic content to vanishingly low levels.


Sasol White Oil 15 & 68 can be used for all applications where pharmaceutical or technical grade white oils are required.

Features and Benefits

Sasol White Oil 15 & 68 can also be used as:

  • Plasticisers and/or extenders for certain polymers and elastomers
  • Lubricants for food processing machinery
  • Base oils in the manufacture of explosives
  • Lubricants for submersible pumps

Although more highly refined than required for technical white oils, Sasol White Oil 15 & 68 may be used as lubricants in oil-flooded sulphur dioxide refrigerant compressors.

Product Specifications

  • British Pharmacopoeia Liquid Paraffin
  • German Pharmacopoeia DAB 9 Paraffin, Liquid
  • Government Gazette 1856 & 5406 (R230)
  • Sasol S226 & S170
  • U.S. Federal Drugs Administration CFR
  • 172.878 & CFR 178.3620 (A)
  • U.S. Pharmacopoeia Light Mineral Oil

Typical Characteristics

Viscosity       D445 71
@ 100°C mm²/s 2,8 9    
@ 40°C mm²/s 14,5 70    
Colour (Saybolt) - +30 +30 D156 -
Pour Point °C -18 -6 D97 15
Flash Point (COC) °C 172 235 D92 36
Density @ 20°C kg/m3 853 866 D4052 365

Storage and Handling

  • Use PVC, nitrile or other oil resistant gloves and protective clothing to prevent skin contact.
  • Where eye contact is a potential hazard, goggles should be worn.
  • Avoid temperatures above 80°C and strong oxidizing agents.
  • Ambient temperatures and atmospheric pressures normally encountered within buildings or roofed-over outdoor storage areas are acceptable.
  • Avoid entering areas where mists or vapours have built up as a result of abnormal temperatures or pressures without the proper breathing equipment and protective clothing.

Pack Information

15   210 L
68   210 L
    20 L
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