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What Is Paraffin Wax?

Paraffin wax is a type of wax derived from petroleum, which is a fossil fuel. It is a white, odorless, and tasteless solid that is typically sold in the form of liquid, blocks or small pellets.

Paraffin wax is used in a wide range of industries, including the production of Packaging, candle, cosmetics and personal care, pharmaceuticals, food industry, rubber and plastics, textile industry, woodworking, paper industry, electronics, art and craft, modeling and sculpting, industrial applications, marine industry, and textile care. In the corrugated industry, paraffin wax is commonly used to coat corrugated cardboard sheets to make them water-resistant and protect them from moisture and humidity during shipping and storage.

The diverse melting points of paraffin wax contribute to its versatility, enabling it to be suitable for a wide range of applications. It can also be blended with other materials, such as microcrystalline wax or polymers, to modify its properties and improve its performance. For example, blending paraffin wax with microcrystalline wax can improve its strength, adhesion, and flexibility.

Fully Refined Paraffin Waxes

Fully refined paraffin wax is a high quality wax that has an oil content of 0.5% or less. It is meticulously produced through a series of calculated steps. These steps include: Crude wax extraction, distillation, solvent extraction, dewaxing, hydro finishing and quality control through an array of tests.

With its high level of refinement, fully refined paraffin wax is a consistent and uniform product with specific melting points, colors, and other desired properties.

Semi-Refined Paraffin Waxes

Semi-refined paraffin wax, with an oil content of 0.5 to 1.5%, is a type of paraffin wax that has undergone a partial refining process, but has not been fully refined to remove all impurities. This wax is often used in applications where a higher level of impurities is acceptable such as matches, packaging, rubber textiles and more.

Slack Waxes

Slack wax is a byproduct of the refining process of crude oil, which is also known as petroleum wax. It is a semi-solid mixture of hydrocarbons that is produced during the process of dewaxing petroleum-based products such as lubricating oils, paraffin wax, and candles. The range of oil content in slack wax is usually between 1.5 to 10%.

The term "slack" refers to the residual or unrefined wax that remains after the dewaxing process. This wax has a relatively low melting point and is often used in the production of various products such as wax emulsions, wax blends, and polishes.

Slack wax can be further processed to produce fully refined paraffin wax or microcrystalline wax, which are used in a wide range of industrial and consumer applications, including candles, packaging materials, cosmetics, and coatings.

Microcrystalline Waxes

It is produced by further refining slack wax or de-oiled wax through solvent-based processes. The resulting wax has a fine crystal structure, which gives it unique properties, such as a higher melting point, greater flexibility, and improved adhesive strength.

Microcrystalline wax is often used in various industrial applications, such as adhesives, coatings, and polishes, due to its high viscosity and tackiness. It is also used in the production of candles, cosmetics, and packaging materials. The wax can be blended with other waxes to improve their performance or modify their properties.

Microcrystalline wax is considered to be a high-quality wax due to its unique properties. Its properties make it an ideal choice for applications where high performance and durability are required.

Paraffin Waxes Melting Points

PRODUCT CODE WAX TYPE MP Celsius MP Farenheit Applications
1210 LOW MELT POINT 46-48 114.8-118.4 Creams, lotions, lip balms, blends for spa wax, thermotherapy
1220 LOW MELT POINT 48-50 118.4-122.0 Creams, lotions, lip balms, blends for spa wax, thermotherapy
1310 LOW MELT POINT 54-56 129.2-132.8 Candles, paper converting, adhesives, anti ozone blends for tire and rubber, wax blends and emulsions, paper cup and package coating/impregnations
1311 MID MELT POINT 56-58 132.8-136.4 Candles, paper converting, adhesives, anti ozone blends for tire and rubber, wax blends and emulsions, paper cup and package coating/impregnations, polishes and paste waxes
1410 MID MELT POINT 58-60 136.4-140.0 Candles, paper converting, adhesives, anti ozone blends for tire and rubber, wax blends and emlusions, paper cup and package coating/impregnations, polishes and paste waxes
1413 HIGH MELT POINT 60-62 140.0-143.6 Candles, paper converting, adhesives, anti ozone blends for tire and rubber, wax blends and emulsions, paper cup and package coating/impregnations, polishes and paste waxes, PVC lubricants, crayons.
1510 HIGH MELT POINT 62-64 143.6-147.2 Candles, paper converting, adhesives, anti ozone blends for tire and rubber, wax blends and emulsions, paper cup and package coating/impregnations, polishes and paste waxes, PVC lubricants, crayons.
1512 HIGH MELT POINT 64-66 147.2-150.8 Candles, paper converting, adhesives, anti ozone blends for tire and rubber, wax blends and emulsions, paper cup and package coating/impregnations, polishes and paste waxes, PVC lubricants, crayons
Thermometer
Wax Type
Melting Point Low Melting Point
Product Code
Code 1210
Melting Point in Celsius
Celsius 46-48 ℃
Melting Point in Fahrenheit
Farenheit 114.8-118.4 °F
Wax Applications
Candles Candles
Paper CVonverting paper converting
Adhesives adhesives
anti ozone blends for tire and rubber anti ozone blends for tire and rubber
wax blends and emulsions wax blends and emulsions
paper cup and package coating/impregnations paper cup and package coating/impregnations
polishes and paste waxes polishes and paste waxes
PVC lubricants PVC lubricants
crayons crayons
creams, lotions, lip balms, and blends for spa wax creams, lotions, lip balms, and blends for spa wax
Thermotherapy Thermotherapy

Ideal Qualities of Paraffin Wax

Odorless

Paraffin wax is odorless, which makes it a popular choice for scented candles and other products that require fragrance oils to be added.

Colorless

Paraffin wax is typically white or colorless, which makes it a versatile material for a variety of applications where color is not desired.

Various Melting Points

It's versatility enables it to be suitable for a wide range of applications.

High Heat Retention

Paraffin wax has a high heat retention capacity, which makes it ideal for use in candles, where it can keep a flame burning for an extended period of time.

Insulation

Paraffin wax has insulating properties, which make it a popular material for use in food packaging, where it can help keep food warm and prevent it from spoiling.

Stable

Paraffin wax is a stable material that does not react with other substances, making it a safe and reliable material for many different uses.

Low Cost

Paraffin wax is a relatively inexpensive material compared to other waxes and is readily available in large quantities.

Non-Toxic

Paraffin wax is considered to be a non-toxic material and is generally safe for use in a variety of applications, including food packaging and cosmetics.

Wax Applications

We aim to supply premium-quality wax that can deliver superior performance in various applications.

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