Paraffin Wax Description
Paraffin wax is a complex combination of hydrocarbons obtained by treatment of a petroleum wax fraction with natural or modified clay to remove trace amts. Crude oils and their products contain a large number of individual paraffin. of polar compounds and impurities; predominantly straight chain saturated hydrocarbons.
The raw material of paraffin wax production is slack wax. Slack wax is also petroleum product. It is a mixture of oil and wax in yellow or brown color, processed by De-oiling to decrease the oil content and De-coloring by special powders after heating to produce it.
It is a solid crystalline mixture of straight-chain (normal) hydrocarbons ranging from C20 to C34 and possibly higher, that is, CH3(CH2) CH3, where n218.
It is popularly used in candle making process. Paraffin candles are odorless and bluish-white in color, burns more cleanly and are also more economical than other types of candles.
Synonyms for paraffin wax are: Hard paraffin; Paraffin fume; Petroleum wax. crystalline; Poly (methylene) wax.
Paraffin Wax Application
Paraffin wax has many applications in different industries but the main one is candle making. Almost all types of candle can be made with paraffin. The melting point is the primary determinant of the type of candle you can make with it.
Other uses of it are as follow:
- Snow Shovels
- Trash cans
- Chocolate Making
- Hard Cheese
- Steel or Iron
- Fruits and Vegetables
- Hands & Feet
- friction reducer
Paraffin Wax Storage & Handling
Paraffin wax better to be stored in a dark place to prevent from changing color. Do not breathe fumes or vapor from molten material. Do not allow molten material to contact skin. The material can accumulate static charges which may cause an electrical spark (ignition source). Also, high temperatures (more than 40°C) may deform the slabs of paraffin. DO NOT heat this material above its flash point. Keep away from flames and open electrical coils. The best way to handle the paraffin is carton box packing on the pallet with shrinkage. It is so strong and safe for transporting.
The main used packing for paraffin wax is carton box. Total net weight that is packed is 25 Kg include 5 slabs in each carton box. According to the quality of produced paraffin we use nylon for slabs. Sometimes clients order for P.P bag or gunny packing. These two types of packing used for decreasing the final price. Carton box on pallet is the best packing method for safe exporting.