Research on Paraffin

Manufacturing process

-It is a refining product

-Obtained from petroleum by dewaxing light lubricated oil stocks

-Slacks will be put in great tanks and pressed

-Lower oil content paraffin waxes require special equipments to be produced


-Smaller packing : slabs

-Slabs will be put in carton or bag (gunny)

– Weight of each slab : 5 kg

– Weight of each carton : 25-30 kg (in each carton 5-6 slabs)

Fields of use

-Candle manufacture , wax paper, polishes , cosmetics , electrical insulation , assist in extracting perfume from flowers , medical ointment , water proof coat for wood , match industry, food and chocolate polishing  

Semi and fully refined paraffin wax

0.5- 1% oil content fully refined

1 – 3% & 3- 5% oil content semi refined

Minimum shelf life

2 years from the date of shipping when properly stored

Important specifications

Color : for candle making we can color it

Melting point : the temperature at which the solid melts to become a liquid

Oil content : the percent of oil in paraffin wax

Viscosity : the measure of a liquid s resistance to flow

Density : the measure of the relative heaviness of objects with a constant volume

Flash point : is a temperature at which a liquid will burn and keep burning

melting point : the temperature at which it passes from a semi-solid to a liquid state under specific test conditions.

Penetration : the action or process of making a way through or into some thing

Gravity : the force that attracts some thing towards the center of the earth

Congealing : the highest temperature at which it solidifies