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MERKUR 873

MERKUR 873, a high quality – high purity Petrolatum, free of any additives. This product contains no BHT, no BHA or other anti-oxidants and is a perfect clean label product. MERKUR 873 is the perfect choice for all ointments and creams, formulated for a high moisturizing character. It is compliant to the European Pharmacopeia and suitable for all body care purposes. Its special production process delivers a very high level of purity.

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Safety data sheet (SDS)
Technical data sheet (TDS)
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Properties

Features And Benefits
Ingredient Claims
Preservative-free
BHT-free
Antioxidants-free
Additives-free
Regulatory Status
AICS Listed (Australia)
DSL Listed (Canada)
IECSC Listed (China)
NZIoC Listed (New Zealand)
PICCS Listed (Philippines)
KECI Listed (Korea)
NECI Listed (Taiwan)
CH INV Listed (Switzerland)
INSQ Listed (Mexico)
EU Pharmacopeia Compliant
Product Characteristics
Color
White
Physical Form
Solid
Odor
Odorless
Appearance
White Solid
Formulation Conditions
Immiscible In
Water
Typical Properties
Value
Unit
Test Method
Sulphated Ash Content
0.00 - 0.05
%
Ph.Eur.
Color Lovibond (Yellow)
0.0 - 0.5
IP 17/52, mod.
Dropping Point
46.0 - 56.0
°C
Ph.Eur. 2.2.17/B
Congealing Point
48.0 - 53.0
°C
ASTM D938
Kinetic Viscosity( at 100°C )
6.0 - 10.0
mm2/s
ASTM D7042
Consistency (25°C)
165 - 195
0.1 mm
ASTM D937

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Storage and Handling

Safe handling advice

Provide sufficient air exchange and/or exhaust in work rooms. Dust can form an explosive mixture in air. Ensure all equipment is electrically grounded before beginning transfer operations. Keep away from heat and sources of ignition. Molten product should not be exposed to water, as it causes violent steam explosions.

Further information on storage conditions

Keep containers tightly closed in a dry, cool and well-ventilated place

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