Paraffin Wax is a petroleum wax made from deoiled slack wax. Paraffin wax is brittle and has a melting point between 54 and 71 degrees Centigrade. Paraffin waxes impart high resistance to moisture. Having qualities like high resistance, brittle and a low melting point this petroleum wax has a high content of saturated hydrocarbons.
After undergoing various purification and refining process with application of modern and eco-friendly techniques Paraffin Wax is graded into 3 types:
• Type-I : Used
for paper conversion in Food Packaging industry
, Cosmetics and Pharmaceuticals
• Type-II : Used for manufacturing Candles, Tarpaulins, Shoe Polish Tyres & Metal Casings.
• Type-III : This is used in manufacturing of Match boxes etc.
Fully Refined Paraffin Wax:
|1||Melting Range (0°C)||58 - 60|
|2||Oil Content||0.5% w/w (max)|
|5||Needle Penetration (1/10 mm)||<18|
Semi Refined Paraffin Wax:
|1||Melting Range (0°C)||54°C - 62°C||58°C -60°C||58°C - 64°C|
|2||Oil Content||0.5 - 4.0||3% - 5%||1.8 % w/w (max)|
|3||Color (Saybolt)||White to off-White||White to Off-white||White|