is a transparent white, cream or yellow solid petroleum product, paraffin wax is a mixture of hydrocarbon molecules containing between twenty and forty carbon atoms. Paraffin wax is solid at room temperature and begins to melt above approximately 58C Flash point of paraffin wax is about 250 c.Common applications of paraffin wax are candle making, cosmetics, food industry, lubrication, electrical insulation .Paraffin wax has different grades based on 2 main characteristics: oil content and melting pointLight or heavy paraffin wax with different oil contents.
Fully refined paraffin wax
In fully refined paraffin wax oil content must be 1% , color is transparent .Fully refined paraffin wax is used in cosmetic or medical and also food industry. Like lipstick, cream, oily papers, chocolate
Semi refined paraffin wax
light or heavy grade , the slabs of semi refined paraffin wax have 1% , 1.1% , 1.2% , 1.3% , 1.4% , 1.5% oil content melting point of semi refined paraffin wax heavy grade is minimum 62 C and maximum 64 C and in light grade , it is 58-60 C .high quality Candle manufacturers use semi refined paraffin wax, because of low oil content and snow white color the candle will be with best quality , paint industry, cosmetics (after processing), medical ointment , water proof coat for wood , polishing , PVC and some other industries also use semi refined paraffin wax .
packing of paraffin wax
fully refined paraffin wax is produced in 5 kg slabs which can be packed in carton or gunny.