Semi refined paraffin wax 3-5% oil content heavy grade means the slabs of paraffin wax can have 3% , 3.2% , 3.3% , 3.5% , 4.2% , 4.8% , 4.9% , 5% oil content, melting point of this product should be minimum 62 c and maximum 64 c , so semi refined paraffin wax3-5%heavy grade is used in hot weather countries like : South Africa , India, Pakistan , Kenya ,UAE , Venezuela , Thailand , Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Iraq , Bahrain , Jordan , Ghana , Colombia , Brazil
Because if light grade used in hot weather paraffin will be melted and will make problem for the final product and also in packing and delivery process, leakage can make problem . although heavy grade is the most common grade for candle making especially in India and Pakistan . Semi refined paraffin wax 3-5% oil content light grade , the slabs of paraffin may have 3% , 3.2% , 3.3% , 3.4% , 3.7% , 3.8% , 3.9% , 4% , 4.3% , 4.6% , 4.9% , 5% oil content melting point should be minimum 58 c and maximum 60 c , semi refined paraffin wax 3-5% light grade is used in mild and cold weather countries like : Ukraine , turkey , Germany , England , Russia , France , Italy , Norway , Netherland , Finland , Switzerland , Sweden ,Denmark , Canada , Australia , New Zealand .Since congealing point is about 2 degree lower than melting point, in light grade paraffin wax congealing of paraffin especially in candle needs lower weather degree.
Packing of wax 3-5%
Semi refined paraffin wax 3-5% oil content is produced in 5 kg slabs , it turns to flake , granulates or pellets for painting industry , tire industry etc in which amount of the added paraffin is so important . in small sized paraffin should be packed in bags which is more safe in slabs form paraffin wax can packed in carton , and there is the possibility of palletizing too. so 40 cartons will be put on a 110*110 cm wooden pallet and will be fasten by stretch film and fasten by shrink delivery will be done by lift truck and hard for by workers comparing cartons or bags which are done by workers.
the main usage of grade 3-5% is India , Pakistan , Bangladesh . they use it to make candles , the quality of the candle made by 3-5% paraffin wax is middle , this grade is also good for Shoe polishes , PVC lubricant , Paint and varnish removers, Leather treating, Floor polishes, Explosives, Corrosion inhibitor, Batteries . some factories mix paraffin wax 3-5% with 1-1.5% to receive a better quality .
Analysisi paraffin wax 3-5% oil content
|Oil content||ASTM D721||4.1%|
|Melting point||ASTM D87 – 09||62 C|
|SP.gr@60 F||ASTM D 2726||0.8 GR/ML|
|FLASH POINT||ASTM D 93-13||250 C|