Product Support

Helping Our Products Make Your Products

Calumet’s standards define high-quality specialty products. Our commitment to research and development ensures you have a network of leading R&D and technical expertise integrated into the development and support of every Calumet product we produce.

Our state-of-the-art research facilities and world-renowned staff are focused on customer-driven, problem-solving, and innovative solutions dedicated to your success.


Calumet has met the requirements of ISO-9001

Calumet’s state-of-the-art refining processes for lube oils, which maximize the unique performance characteristics of their select crudes, as well as their custom blending operations, have met the requirements of ISO 9001.

Regular Audits

The integrity of our certification is maintained through surveillance audits by our registrar at regular intervals designed to ensure adherence to the standards.

Certification to ISO 9001

Calumet has achieved certification to ISO 9001 which has compliance requirements that cover every aspect of our operations. In addition, there are requirements for policies and procedures governing document control, corrective and preventive action, internal audits, and management review of the quality system at regular intervals.

Food Safety System Certification (FSSC)

Calumet is FSSC certified to control food safety risks. The Food Safety Certification requirements provide a rigorous system to manage food safety risks and provide safe products for use by companies in the food industry.

Customer Assurances

Calumet’s ISO 9001 Certified Quality System has been designed with controls in place at every key point in our operations from our raw incoming crude to our shipping operations. As a customer, you can rest assured that our system monitors every phase of our operations and that continuously identifies ways to improve our product, processes, and service. All this helps Calumet ensure that the products and services that you receive from us are the very best.


To gain certification, beginning in 1994, Calumet spent 18 months designing and implementing a quality system that met the requirements of the standard.

Kosher Certification

Calumet Karns City Refining, Calumet Burnham Terminal, Calumet Dickinson Refining, Calumet Cotton Valley Refining, and Silsbee facilities are Kosher Certified and Kosher for Passover.

Halal Certification

Selected Calumet Karns City Refining and Calumet Dickinson Refining White Mineral Oil and Petrolatum products are registered and certified for Halal use under Islamic law by the Islamic Foods and Nutrition Council of America (IFANCA).

AVA Vegan Certification

Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P. is pleased to announce the Certification of Drakeols 7, 9, 10, 13, 21, 34, and 600 by the American Vegetarian Association as CERTIFIED VEGAN.



Calumet’s Standards Define High Quality Oils

  • Feedstock Selection
  • Process Controls for Purity
  • ISO 9001:2015 Quality Systems

Selected Crudes

A combination of crude/feedstock selection and process engineering gives us the ability to “tailor-make” our products for specific uses. This versatility allows us to make very safe oils, which have unique properties for many applications.

FDA Information:

Please contact a Product Support Specialist for the FDA status of the product you are interested in.

Carcinogenic Information:


The FDA Ultraviolet Purity Test spectroscopically measures PNA content an oil using the absorbance value at 280-290nm. This test is an industry-accepted predictor of the carcinogenetic status of oil and is utilized by Calumet operations as a manufacturing control in the production of our oils to affirm that they are non-carcinogenic.

Modified Ames Test

The Modified Ames Test is a predictor of carcinogenicity in petroleum oils by Modified Salmonella/Microsome Mutation Assay – Calumet oils are regularly evaluated by this analysis.


IP 346 is used as a screening assay for dermal carcinogenicity. This test measures Polycyclic Aromatics in petroleum fractions. We maintain an IP-346 value of less than 3% for many of our products. Contact a Product Support Specialist for details on the product you are interested in.

International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC)

Two of the most important references for assessing the carcinogenic potential of a substance have been published by the IARC. All Hydrocal, Calpar, Calsol 5, Calight and Calpro oils <3000 SUS@100° F are considered Class 4 (severely hydrotreated oils) according to the 1984 IARC Monograph 33; and Group 3 according to the 1987 IARC grouping in their Supplement 7.

SDS Sheets are available upon request.

Please call our corporate offices at: 317-328-5660 Or you can e-mail your request to us at:


Technical Information – REACH


In 2006, the European Union published the REACH (Registration, Evaluation and Authorization of Chemicals) legislation. REACH was adopted to help protect against the risks that chemicals can pose to the health of people and the environment. It also reduces animal testing by promoting alternative methods for the hazard assessment of substances.

As a manufacturing company in the United States, Calumet/Penreco has fully registered all of our substances directly exported to the EU by Calumet. Calumet has a REACH Implementation Team to address these important issues. If you have any questions, please contact us.


Shelf life

Calumet does not claim a shelf life for any of our products, but we recommend a recertification date of three years from the date of manufacture. Please select the link to the right to print a copy of our Shelf Life Statement.

Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) Information

All white oils (USP, NF and technical) and Petrolatums (USP and technical) conform to California Air Resources Board (CARB) regulations.
Please contact a Product Support Specialist to inquire about the VOC status of our specialty aliphatic solvents, naphthenic base oils and paraffinic base oils.

Compliance to the Code of Federal Regulations

Calumet white oils (USP, NF and Technical) and Petrolatums (USP and Technical) meet one or more of the following FDA regulations. Please consult a Product Support Specialist for details on the products that interest you.

  • 21CFR172.878, 21CFR172.880 = Direct use in food
  • 21CFR178.3620, 21CFR178.3700 = Indirect use in food
  • 21CFR573.680, 21CFR573.720 = Use in animal feed
  • 21CFR178.3620(b) = Indirect use in food (technical oil)

Calumet products meet additional applicable CFR requirements. Please contact Calumet for suitability of your particular application.

Food and Drug Administration Information

Calumet’s white oil facilities are registered with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as a Bulk Pharmaceutical Manufacturer and conform to current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) as outlined in the Code of Federal Regulations (21CFR211). Calumet White Petrolatums USP, Petrolatums USP, Ointment Bases, and Mineral Jellies contain less than 20 ppm BHT (butylated hydroxytoluene).

Calumet Mineral Oils USP and Light Mineral Oil NF contain less than 20 ppm dl-alpha tocopherol (Vitamin E).

Cosmetic Applications

Calumet USP/NF white mineral oils, USP petrolatums (including ointment base), mineral jellies, and Versagel® products are appropriate for use in cosmetic products in the United States, Canada, Europe, Japan and other countries throughout the world.

The International Cosmetic Ingredient Dictionary (INCI) name for all of our oils is “mineral oil”. The INCI name for all of our petrolatums is “petrolatum”. Contact a Product Support Specialist for the INCI names of our Versagel® products.

Technical Information – Compliance

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