We innovate so
you can create.

You need the freedom to innovate. We’ll make it real. With a history of pioneering specialty products, we innovate formulations for personal care, pharmaceutical, agricultural sciences, polymers and food processing industries. Sonneborn products are built on a legacy of innovation and can be adapted to fit almost any application, consumer or industrial.

As a global manufacturer of high-purity specialty products for over 100 years, we have a track record of innovative solutions for your applications. Through progressive technical innovation, Sonneborn products transcend performance boundaries to enable customers to create more advanced and innovative products. Sonneborn solutions like our SonneNatural™ line of plant-based products keep you ahead of emerging opportunities and help you achieve industry-leading formulation objectives.


Our facility in Petrolia, Pennsylvania, traces its heritage back to the mid- 1800s and the advent of the oil industry in western Pennsylvania. There, petrolatum was pioneered for medical salve and ointment applications with materials previously considered unusable. The next major development came as a result of the first World War, when white oil from Europe was unavailable — the Petrolia facility became the first producer of white oil in the United States.

Global Leadership

We have access to resources and a global supply chain that take us to a new frontier.

HF Sinclair Corporation (HF Sinclair) is a diversified, innovative energy company that manufactures and sells products such as gasoline, diesel fuel, jet fuel, renewable diesel, specialty lubricant products, specialty chemicals, and specialty and modified asphalt, among others. HF Sinclair produces base oils and other specialized lubricants in the U.S., Canada and Netherlands and exports products to more than 80 countries.

Product Choice

The Sonneborn product line is one of the broadest in the industry. Our combination of standard grades satisfies a broad spectrum of applications. Our custom-formulating ability helps us meet your most exacting specifications and our unique grades are flexible for a one-of-a-kind operation. We provide grades that meet the strict standards of USP, NF, BP, DAB, French Codex, Ph. Eur., Japanese and other pharmacopoeias. We also provide products that conform to FDA classifications and are vegan-certified by the American Vegetarian Association.

Bringing Innovations to Life

Sonneborn white mineral oils, petrolatums and microcrystalline waxes start with naturally occurring raw materials from the earth that are purified to their final state. We continue to innovate, developing newer and better products that meet today’s needs in today’s world such as SonneNatural, a full line of unique and distinct 100 percent vegetable-based products.