Paraffin wax is a white or colorless soft solid derivable from petroleum, coal or oil shale, that consists of a mixture of hydrocarbon molecules containing between twenty and forty carbon atoms. It is solid at room temperature and begins to melt above approximately 37 °C (99 °F). Fully refined paraffin waxes typically have a low oil content (below .5% by weight), good color (+28 min ASTM), and are very hard. These types of waxes offer a variety of beneficial properties in numerous applications.

Paraffin wax alone is used for many purposes such as Candle making, Food Wrap, Corrugated Containers, Nursery Stock, Textiles, Cheese, and Vegetable Coatings Hot Melt Adhesives and Coatings, Cosmetics, Inks and Polishes, fertilizers, shoe wax, crayons, waxed paper and more. Its also used as an additive in tires, can be used for many types of board waxes used as a blending in other petroleum-based, oil and jelly products.

paraffin waxes are Thermoplastic in nature and insoluble in water but they are Soluble in ether and benzene and certain esters. Burning readily is another characteristic of paraffin wax.

Paraffin wax is an excellent material in order to restore heat and also paraffin wax electrical insulation property is second-best comparing all other material.

Paraffin Wax
Result Test Method Unit Characteristic
2% 1% Grade
Max 2 Max 1 ASTM D-721 % wt Oil content
5.5-7.5 5.5-7.5  ASTM D-7042 mm2/s (cSt) Kin. Viscosity @100°C (Cst)
810-840 810-840 ASTM D-4052 Kg/m3 Density@15.6°C
Max 3 Max 3 ASTM D-1500 Color
59-65 Min 60 ASTM D-938 Congealing Point
Min 240 Min 240 ASTM D-92 Flash Point


  • Sepahan Oil Company(Eshtehard)
Specification Test Method Result
Oil Content % ASTM D 721 Max 2.3
Color ASTM D 1500 Max 1
Penetration Testing at Temp 25°c ASTM D 1321 Max 40
Melting Point ASTM D 87 63-67
Appearance White


  • Sepahan’s Laboratory Report
Item Test Unit Result Method
1 Oil Content Wt% 3.4 ( MAX 5) ASTM D721
2 melting point ˚c 65 ASTM D87
3 Penetration 0.1mm 43 ASTM D1321
4 Flash point ˚c 240 ASTM D 92
5 Color 1 ASTM D1500