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

Composition and Description

LANOLAN PC is produced from multi-stage refining of woolgrease, a natural and 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.


The product can be used in many applications where lanolin in pharmacopoeia quality is not required. It is a cheaper alternative to LANOLAN EP ELP.


LANOLAN PC can be used in all cosmetic formulations such as toiletries, skin care and hair care formulations, make-up products and soaps. Apart from cosmetic products, this high degree purity of LANOLAN PC can be use as lubricants for can coating, veterinary ointments, adhesives and leather care products.


Lanolin has a pronounced emollient effect on the skin. Skin cracked and fissures in the skin are flattened and widened due to the natural, moisturizing properties of lanolin. Nearly 40% reduction in skin roughness is achieved in just 1 hour. Lanolin is widely used in 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 even after regular administration was observed.


Usage of LANOLAN PC is easy to use and it may be processed in both cold and melted forms. It is non-hazardous and melts easily with a relatively low volatility. Prolonged heating above the melting point should be avoided. However, heat sterilisation is possible. LANOLAN PC 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

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