Oil gels, also called oleogels, are modified oils with highly versatile properties, offering endless possibilities for new uses and formulations in a variety of applications. As a mixture of styrenic block copolymers (SBC) and oils, oil gels can achieve high flexibility and transparency. Our manufacturing capabilities allow for narrow molecular specification ranges during production, making oil gels highly suitable in sensitive applications requiring high-quality consistency.
Oil gels have a minimum amount of 80 percent oil, and the final gel form can be either liquid or solid. In most cases, the final form can be pumped or poured at ambient or elevated temperatures. Increasing the amount of polymeric gelling agent beyond 20 percent by weight generally reduces the formulation’s ability to process, pump and pour. In those cases, other processing technologies like compounding, extrusion and injection molding are recommended.