Orbipharm – Pharmaceutical grade mineral white oils

Orbipharm range of white oils are produced via hydrocracking, isodewaxing, hydrotreating and hydro-finishing. Orbipharm white oils are of high purity, and complies with U.S. FDA(a) requirements. Orbipharm white oils exhibit excellent UV, oxidation and thermal stability. The low volatility characteristics, ensure minimal residual volatile matter. Orbipharm white oils are colourless, tasteless, odourless and contain no inhibitor. Orbipharm white oils meet the requirements of FDA 21 CFR 178.3620(a), NF/USP, and hence find application in medicinal, cosmetic, food packaging containers and equipment directly contacting food.

Item Test Method Orbipharm 15 Orbipharm 22 Orbipharm 68
Appearance Visual B & C B & C B & C
Specific Gravity, @15/4 º C ASTM D 1298 0.8299 0.8338 0.8423
Kinematic Viscosity, @40 º C ASTM D 445 12.2 19.1 36.3
Kinematic Viscosity, @100º C ASTM D 445 3.1 4.2 6.5
Viscosity Index ASTM D 2270 115 126 133
Colour SAYBOLT +30 +30 +30
Sulfur compounds NF/USP Pass Pass Pass
Total Acid No., mgKOH/g ASTM D 664 <0.03 <0.03 <0.03
Readily Carbonizable Substanaces FDA(a) Pass Pass Pass
UV Abs. DMSO NF/USP 275nm Pass Pass Pass
FDA(a) 260 – 350nm Pass Pass Pass
Solid Paraffins NF/USP Pass Pass Pass
Neutrality NF/USP Pass Pass Pass

Notes:
– Meet FDA Regulation 21 CFR 178.3620(a) and NF 19
– Meet USP 24 at their purity requirements

Orbitech – Technical grade mineral white oils

Orbitech, also known as technical white oil, is an imported, low viscosity white mineral oil which meets the FDA regulation 21CFR178.3620(b), “safe for use, where there may be incidental food contact”. Orbitech finds application in lubricants, textile, leather treating and cosmetics.

Item Test Method Orbitech 15 Orbitech 22 Orbitech 36
Appearance Visual B & C B & C B & C
Specific Gravity, @ 20 º C, kg/l ASTM D 1298 0.830 0.8310 0.838
Kinematic Viscosity, @ 40 º C ASTM D 445 11.8 19.77 34.50
UV Absorption CM DMSO Extract
280 – 289 nm 0.04 0.05 0.08
290 – 299 nm ASTM D2269 0.02 0.03 0.08
300 – 329 nm 0.01 0.02 0.06
330 – 350 nm 0.01 0.02 0.06
Odour Olfactory Odourless Odourless Odourless
Taste BP/USP Tasteless Tasteless Tasteless
Flash Point, º C ASTM D 92 194 218 230
Colour, Saybolt ASTM D 156 +30 +30 +30
Carbon Type Analysis
% Ca 1 0 0
% Cn ASTM D2140 23 24 19
% Cp 76 76 81

Tests conducted by an internationally accredited, independent laboratory (Intertek Caleb Brett)