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Marcol™ 82

Marcol™ 82 is a colorless, odorless and tasteless purified mixture of liquid saturated hydrocarbons. The transparent oily liquid is obtained from petroleum through several refining stages, including an ultimate purification by catalytic hydrogenation. Some of its features include:

  • Manufactured to exceed the purity requirements of the Pharmacopoeias
  • Superior chemical inertness
  • Demonstrates better color and oxidative stability than most mineral and vegetable oils, when stored and used under controlled conditions

ExxonMobil White oils are produced and controlled according to the exacting proprietary and industry standards.

PDS Data sheets


Marcol 82 can be used in a variety of food-contact, cosmetic and pharmaceutical applications (*), subject to the applicable laws and regulations in each country (**).



Marcol 82 is widely used as a component of a variety of cosmetic products:

  • Emollients and moisturisers (cleansing oils and milks, body lotions and creams, suntan lotions and milk, make-up powders)
  • Baby products (shampoos, baby oils, bath oils)
  • Hair care products (hot oil treatments, gels, scalp pomades)
  • Neutral and protective diluents for other cosmetic ingredients such as essential oils
  • Other applications such as bath cubes, anti-perspirant and deodorant sticks

For the formulation specialist, Marcol 82 provides many practical advantages, including:

  • Excellent skin compatibility, very low irritancy and no comedogenicity
  • Very good balance between resistance to bacteria and final biodegradability, with minimal environmental impact



Marcol 82 offers a high level of safety, thanks to its high purity (absence of toxic polycyclic aromatics, heavy metals), the complete destruction of germs in the high temperature manufacturing process, and specific packaging and handling procedures. Some of its features include:

  • An ingredient of pharmaceutical topical ointments and petroleum jellies
  • Can be used as a pelletiser aid
  • Used in the manufacture of gelatine capsules


Phytosanitary industry

Marcol 82 is a popular choice for manufacturers seeking white oil with exceptional purity and quality. It is used in:**

  • Household insecticides
  • Tree-protecting spray
  • Cattle sprays
  • Crop pesticides
  • Plant sprays

It is also approved under the following regulations & requirements:

  • Meets requirements of EU regulation 1107/2009 about plant protection products
  • Is registered as Pesticide Inert ingredient in USA EPA (40 CFR 180.910 and 40 CFR 180.930)
  • Is European Pharmacopoeia and EPA-compliant


(*) To limit ingestion and aspiration hazards, Marcol 82 should not be used in nasal, oral or lip care products or as a food additive other than for food contact materials.

(**) User must check compliance with applicable regulations in each country

  • Pharmaceutical and cosmetics
  • Phytosanitary
  • Tractor spraying crops

    Phytosanitary industry

    Marcol™ 82 is what many manufacturers in the industry choose to protect their crops, plants and trees, as well as livestock, from harmful insects and pests.

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    Pharmaceutical and cosmetics

    You can rely on ExxonMobil white oils to consistently provide pure products for your pharmaceutical and cosmetics needs.