Wool Wax

Exporter of Wool Wax & Lanoline. Our product range also comprises of Laboratory Chemicals, Speciality Chemicals and Chemical Compound.

Lanoline

Lanoline

Lanoline

Lanolin also called Adeps Lanae, wool wax, wool fat, anhydrous wool fat or wool grease, is a greasy yellow substance secreted by the sebaceous glands of wool-bearing animals, with the vast majority of it used by humans coming from domestic sheep. Chemically akin to wax, it can be used as a skin ointment or water-proofing wax, and is also sometimes used as a raw material in the manufacture of such products as shoe polish.

Although chemically classified as a wax, lanolin also has all of the physical properties of grease.

The biocompatible, biodegradable and non-toxic nature of lanolin make it an attractive lubricant. Due to its high tackiness to metals and superb lubricating qualities, crude wool grease and technical grade lanolin can be used as cost-efficient anti-friction agents for many technical processes.The biocompatible, biodegradable and non-toxic nature of lanolin make it an attractive alternative to mineral oils.

Multi-purpose material

Combined with its anti-corrosive potential, lanolin is also a valuable lubricating and conserving material for all types of engineering parts.

As in all other lanolin applications, its compatibility with a range of additives makes a variety of preparations with special properties possible.

Lanolin special applications

  • Lubrication grease for engineering parts.
  • Metal cutting oil.
  • Lubricant for metal processing, e.g. rolling, grinding, pressing and so on.

Lanolin is used in products for

  • Treating and processing tanned leather.
  • Weathered leather, as a nourishing oil and emollient.
  • Shoe polishes, as an emulsifier and gloss enhancer.
  • Textiles, as an emollient that gives a soft finish.

Other lanoin industrial uses

  • In paints, spraying varnishes and inks
  • As a dispersing agent for homogeneous covering properties.
  • Preventing aggregation and precipitation of pigments to improve handling of paints.
  • As an agent to decrease the drying time.
  • As a penetration inhibitor for inks.
  • To give and control fluidity.
  • In polishing waxes and abrasives.

Lanolin as a paper conditioner:

  • Enhancing paper softness.
  • Imparting steam resistance for wrappings of surgical instruments that have to be sterilised.
  • In industrial hand-cleaner creams and lotions as a superfatting agent to minimise the dehydrating effect of detergents.
  • In oil-binding agents, due to the high oil-binding capacity of lanolic acid metal soaps.
  • In concrete waterproofing products.
  • In numerous other applications, such as aircraft glues, conveyor belt wax, special greases, jointing pastes, vulcanising pastes and so on.