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.
|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)|
|Max 3||Max 3||ASTM D-1500||–||Color|
|59-65||Min 60||ASTM D-938||C°||Congealing Point|
|Min 240||Min 240||ASTM D-92||C°||Flash Point|
- Sepahan Oil Company(Eshtehard)
- SEPAHAN PARAFFIN WAX 2%
|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|
- Sepahan’s Laboratory Report
- SEPAHAN PARAFFIN WAX 5%
|1||Oil Content||Wt%||3.4 ( MAX 5)||ASTM D721|
|2||melting point||˚c||65||ASTM D87|
|4||Flash point||˚c||240||ASTM D 92|