Lanolin’s Mechanical and Industrial Uses You Probably Have Not Discovered Yet

Posted by Diana Quinones on

Lanolin is known to be a versatile product for the skin and hair as its deep moisturising properties help naturally protect the skin and acts as a protective layer for the hair.

But did you know that lanolin has been widely used over the centuries as wool wax has valuable qualities used for a variety of technical applications and industrial processes?

Rust Proofing and Anti Corrosive Industrial Use:

It is a very important component of industrial applications as it is very powerful in waterproofing metals. In the Middle Ages, knights’ tools and armours were being coated and applied with thin wax layers of lanolin which helped with rust prevention.

Adding lanolin to metal surfaces using raw lanolin or even the lanolin oil for better and easier application can help strongly corroded seawater tanks, ships etc, be rust-protected, forming  a thick and durable anti-corrosive layer.

Apply lanolin to any rusted surfaces, whether they are movable parts, manufacturing equipment, power tools, gutters, garden tools, car chassis, or hinges.

For Lubricant Applications:

Lanolin is also a valuable ingredient and product in lubricating and conserving materials for all types, known for its anti-corrosive potential. Its compatibility with a multiple range of additives makes a variety of preparations using lanolin possible.

Protection for Leather and Textiles:

Lanolin being a natural skin moisturiser and protectant that softens and protects the skin, can also be used as an emollient in the leather industry. It is one of the most important, well-used ingredients in saddle soaps.

It will enhance the softness and grip of the leather and improve its water-resistance. Leather treatment using lanolin should be done regularly, so applying lanolin to any leather item that needs softening, protection and conditioning is a great way to extend the life of your leather.


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