Colour, Gardner 10 max.
Acid Value, mgKOH/g 1.0 max.
Saponification Value, mgKOH/g 90-105
Melting Point, °C 38–44
Peroxide Value, me/kg 20 max.
Water Abs. Capacity, % 200 min.
Ash, % 0.15 max.
Loss On Drying, % 0.5 max.
Chlorides meets Ph.Eur. 1997
Water Soluble Acids/Alkalis meets Ph.Eur. 1997
Water Soluble Oxidisable Substances meets Ph.Eur. 1997
Paraffins, % 1.0 max.
Packaging sizes 50 and 190 kg
Shelf life 2 years
Storage Tightly closed, at ambient temperature

Composition and Description

LANOLAN EP10 is produced from the multi-stage refining of woolgrease, a natural, renewable raw material, which is obtained from the scouring (washing) of raw wool. It is yellowish with a waxy consistency and melts at temperatures above 40 °C. Lanolin is a complex mixture of esters, di-esters and hydroxy-esters of sterols and aliphatic alcohols with medium- to long-chain fatty acids.


LANOLAN EP10 is manufactured according to the requirements of the European Pharmacopoeia 1997 (without testing the pesticide residues) and is a cheaper alternative to LANOLAN EP ELP. Since it is manufactured gently in modern facilities, the initial peroxide value (measure of oxidation) is very low. Therefore LANOLAN EP10 does not need additional stabilisers. Nevertheless, a shelf life of 2 years is guaranteed. Upon request, BHT or natural alpha-tocopherol can be added as stabilisers.


LANOLAN EP10 can be used in all cosmetic formulations such as toiletries, skin care and hair care formulations, make-up products, soaps and all pharmaceutical formulations.


Lanolin has a pronounced emollient effect on the skin. Cracked skin and fissures are flattened and widened due to the natural and moisturizing properties of lanolin. Nearly 40% reduction in skin roughness is achieved in just 1 hour. Lanolin is used in many pharmaceutical and cosmetic products and only very few cases of allergic reactions were observed. The incidence of lanolin allergy in the general population has been estimated to be no more than 5.5 cases per million people. The oral LD50 is greater than 16 g/kg and no irritating effect on the skin was observed even after regular administration.


No special handling is required on the usage of LANOLAN EP10 and it may be processed both cold and melted. It is non-hazardous and easily meltable with a relatively low volatility. Prolonged heating above the melting point should be avoided. However, heat sterilisation is possible. LANOLAN EP10 should be stored cool, protected from light in containers and surface exposure to air should be kept at minimum.

Solubility at room temperature

Water: none; mineral oil: partially soluble; castor oil: soluble; oleyl alcohols: soluble; isopropyl myristate: partially soluble

Data Sheet