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Lanolin is used in a wide variety of creams, ointments and emollients. It is often used as protective baby skin treatment and lip balm products such as carmex. It acts as a lubricant, shoe polish, rust-preventative coatings and a starting material for the production of cholecalciferol using irradiation. It is used to soften and break baseball gloves. Further, It is used in various leather treatments by mixing with other ingredients like neatsfoot oil, beeswax and glycerine.
Hassan, M. M.; Barker, H.; Collie, S. Enhanced corrosion inhibition of mild steel by cross-linked lanolin-coatings. Prog. Org. Coat. 2015, 78, 249-255.
Dilillo, M.; Restivo, A.; Degano, I.; Ribechini, E.; Colombini, M. P. GC/MS investigations of the total lipid fraction of wool: A new approach for modelling the ageing processes induced by iron-gallic dyestuffs on historical and archaeological textiles. Microchem. J. 2015, 118, 131-140.