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Food, Baking
and Cheese

Sonneborn white mineral oils have proven themselves as the industry’s best in a wide variety of food applications, from dough divider and pan oils to dust suppression in grain silos. 

Sonneborn food grade products comply with all food, health and safety regulations. They are inert, tasteless, odorless and certified to all current standards, including Kosher, Halal, Vegan, U.S. FDA, FSMA and GMP. 

With a full range of products, Sonneborn white mineral oils and microcrystalline waxes have become the world’s leading food grade products. Our unique high-viscosity Hydrobrite™ HV USP purity white mineral oil provides cost-effective, low-volatility, shear- and oxidation-stable viscosity boosters for food grade formulations.

Baking & Food Industry

Baking requires precision. Sonneborn products can be used as divider oils, trough grease and pan oils, ensuring baked goods are made just right every time without compromise.

Cheese Waxes

Sonneborn wax blends offer exceptional protection against mold and, as a result, extend the shelf life of the cheese. They are available in a wide variety of colors, as well as uncolored versions, and are customized to suit all kinds of waxing machinery.  The products can be customized for soft, semi-hard and hard cheese-type wax blends, as liquid bulk or in slabs to meet your specific application and process requirements.

The facilities in the Netherlands have developed a reputation for being the world’s largest and most trusted cheese wax suppliers to some of the largest cheese companies in the world. The Sonneborn Refined Products B.V. Wax Plant meets the strictest standards for food safety and is ISO 9001, 14001 and 22000 certified. You’ll also have access to comprehensive technical support that delivers quick and flexible responses to your specific requirements.

Lubricants for Food Manufacturing

Sonneborn white mineral oils are used as lubricants on food handling machinery and in meat processing applications. Examples include machinery cleaner and lubricant, trolley lubricant, food grade grease, gear lube formations, and baking lubricants.

Food Products

Microcrystalline Waxes

Odorless, tasteless waxes with relatively high melting points and superior flexibility.


Add lubricity, emolliency and moisture retention in lotions, creams, ointments and hand cleaners.

Trough Greases

Petrolatums that coat dough troughs to prevent dough from sticking.

White Mineral Oils

Solutions that set the standard across many industries, including personal care and food.

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Why Sonneborn?

With world-class expertise, exceptional service, flexible manufacturing capabilities and state-of-the-art production, you've got a confident, capable partner on your side.

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