Liquid paraffin is a petroleum derivative that is also commonly referred to as mineral oil
Global research on liquid paraffin market shows size, market share, application analysis, regional outlook, growth, trends, competitive scenario and forecasts 2021
Liquid paraffin is a term reserved for highly-refined mineral oil that is appropriate for skin care product applications and even for oral ingestion. Liquid paraffin is a colorless, clear, and viscous liquid having almost no fluorescence. It is odorless and tasteless.
Liquid paraffin is considered to have a limited utility as an occasional purge, but is inappropriate for regular use as it can leak from the anus and cause irritation; it can interfere with the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins; it can be absorbed into the intestinal wall and may cause foreign-body granulomatous reactions; and if it enters the lungs it can cause lipoid pneumonia.
Liquid paraffin is also used in combination with magnesium as an osmotic laxative, sold under the trade name mil-par. Liquid paraffin is used in industry and textile, medicinal and cosmetic, other uses. It is often used in infrared spectroscopy. It can be applied to baking tins to make removing cooked food easier. It is also used to make many food items like apples appear shiny for a focus demonstration.
The global liquid paraffin market is segmented on the basis of type, product type, and treatment, and drug class, form of medication, application, and region. On the basis of type, the global market is classified into one form of liquid paraffin is a highly refined form of kerosene, which is used as fuel. The other is a very highly refined mineral oil that has various uses, such as in cosmetic and medical applications. Liquid paraffin fuel – liquid paraffin is a highly distilled and refined form of kerosene that can be burned in lamps and other devices. The fuel produces no dust and no odor when burned, which makes it a more attractive fuel option than unrefined kerosene.