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Description of key information

The viscosity of petrolatum is from 3 to 30 mm2/s at 100 °C.

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Additional information

The viscosity of petrolatum is 3 to 30 mm2/s at 100°C (CONCAWE, 1999a). Additionally, a viscosity range of 7.2 to 17.9 cSt at 100 °C for petrolatum was reported by CONCAWE (2010a). The viscosity was determined according to the EN ISO 3104 and ASTM D445 methods.