best grade of paraffin wax

Paraffin waxe is derived from crude oil during the production of light lubricating oils

These waxes are categorized by oil content and the degree of refinement. The crudest versions fall into the slack wax category and contain between 5% to 20% oil. Next on the step of refinement are scale waxes containing between 0.5% to 5% oil. The highest grade of refinement is the fully refined wax. Fully refined paraffin waxes contain less then 0.5% (0.8% for the high welted products) oil and have been hydro-treated or clay treated to remove impurities and dis coloration .

Parvan products offer a broad range of applications* including:


Wax blends and emulsions

Paper converting

Cosmetic formulations

Polishes and paste waxes

PVC extrusion lubricants



Sun-checking waxes for rubber and tires

Exceptional quality

Exxonmobil has set the standard for technology leadership in the wax industry for more than 50 years. Our waxes are produced and controlled according rigorous proprietary and industry standards. As with all exxonmobil wax products, you can count on state-of-the-art supply reliability and consistent quality allowed by our exceptional manufacturing capabilities and distribution network.

The resulting waxes are water clear, odor free, and normally food grade. Semi refined paraffins contain between 0.5 and 1.5% oil. Below we give the usual melting point ranges of our fully and semi-refined paraffins. For other characteristics (penetration, color, viscosity) please call our sales staff to identify the best fit for your application.