PARAFFIN WAX

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PARAFFIN WAX

Wax is an organic, plastic-like substance that is solid at ambient temperature and becomes liquid when melted. Paraffin waxes are separated from crude oil during the production of light (distillate) lubricating oils. These waxes are categorized by oil content and the degree of refinement. the general features of wax are summarized as bellow: • Solid at ambient temperature
• Thermoplastic in nature
• Combustible
• Liquid at 110 to 200°F
• Insoluble in water

One of our series is included Light and Heavy Liquid Paraffins produced from low pour point severely hydro- treated base oils are high purity U.S.P / E.P / B.P / I.P Standard Grade white mineral oils meeting the stringent requirements of US FDA 21 CFR 172.878 & 21 CFR 178 3620 (a).

These Liquid Paraffins are widely used in applications which include medical formulations, ointments, laxatives, repository vaccines, hair oils, hair creams, cosmetics, facial creams and lotions, gelatin capsules, food preservatives, protective coatings for fruits and vegetables, veterinary preparations, egg preservatives and as secondary plasticizer in plastic and petrochemical industry.

Another Series Technical Grade White Oils of wide viscosity range find extensive usage in textile industry for non-staining lubrication, incense - perfume manufacture, plastic, paper and cosmetic industries and several oil based formulations, lotions, shoe polish and petroleum jelly manufacturing industries. They meet the requirements of US FDA 21 CFR 178 3620 (b).

The product benefits:

• Excellent oxidation resistant
• High film strength
• Non-staining

Synthetic wax produced by the improved Fischer-Tropsch process from natural gas are gaining popularity as a raw material for a wide range of manufacturing and industrial applications, such as candles, packaging, wood, agriculture, etc. It is well known for its consistency and opaque appearance.

Microcrystalline wax is also derived from crude oil. Compared to paraffin wax, microcrystalline wax generally contains higher percentage of isoparaffinic and naphthenic hydrocarbons, has higher viscosity and melting point, and is more elastic and sticky. It is used commonly in cosmetics, packaging, medicine, etc.

Beeswax is a product from bee hive, and is probably the oldest natural wax used by humans since centuries ago. It is moderately hard and has a honeylike odour. It is used commonly in the cosmetic, pharmaceutical, candle and food industries.

Carnauba wax is derived from the leaf of a type of palm tree. It normally comes in the form of yellow-brown flakes. It is suitable for use in cosmetic industries as ingredient for lipsticks, eyeliners and other skin care products. Carnauba wax is also commonly used to produce glossy finish in polishes and food products.

Palm wax is generally fatty acids extracted from palm oil, where natural fats are refined under high pressure and temperature. Palm wax is versatile and has gradually becoming an important ingredient in many industries, such as candle, cosmetics, rubber, soap, etc.