Paraffin Wax (Petroleum Wax)

PARAFFIN WAX (PETROLEUM WAX)

INTRODUCTION

Wax is an organic, plastic-like substance that is solid at ambient temperature and becomes liquid when melted. In general terms waxes are naturally or synthetically derived.

Crude oil is transported to refineries where it is refined into finished products by complex processes. One of the many products derived from refining are lube/base oils. The waxes are produced in the lube/oil refining process.

Petroleum waxes as a mixture of hydrocarbons are classified in three general categories:

1. Microcrystalline 2. macrocrystalline 3. semi-microcrystalline paraffin wax

Our Paraffin Waxes are macro crystalline type and provide a wide variety of physical characteristics such as oil content and melting point, which can be used in several industries.

PRODUCTION OF PETROLEUM WAXES

Base oils are produced in a series of steps which are designed to enhance certain desirable properties such as viscosity index, low temperature properties, etc.

In base oil production process, the solvent extracted lube fraction is dewaxed by chilling to a low temperature which removes much of the wax, and improves the low temperature fluidity of the product, and produces dewaxed lube fractions and slack wax.

 

PACKAGING

Slabs (25*50*4cm)

Carton (app.24 kg)

Granules packed in one plastic bag in carton (app.16 kg)

PARRAFIN WAX

TYPICAL CHARACTERISTICS

Paraffin Wax Grade Oil Content

%wt max.

Melting Point ◦c Color min.

SUS

Penetration 0.1mm@25◦c Viscos@

100◦c (cSt)

ASTM D-721 ASTM D-87 Saybolt ASTM D-1321 ASTM D-445
L1 1 60-62 28 18-23 3.6-4.4
L2 2 60-62 28 18-23 3.6-4.4
L3 3 58-61 28 18-23 3.6-4.4
L5 5 55-60 18-23 3.6-4.4
L10 10 54-59 18-23 3.6-4.4
M1 1 64-66 28 15-19 4.5-6.4
M2 2 64-46 28 15-19 4.5-6.4
M3 3 61-65 28 15-19 4.5-6.4
M5 5 60-65 15-19 4.5-6.4
M10 10 60-65 15-19 4.5-6.4
H1 1 68-71 18 6.5-8.0
H2 2 68-71 13 21-28 6.5-8.0
H3 3 68-71 13 21-28 6.5-8.0
H5 5 68-71 6.5-8.0
H10 10 66-69 . 6.5-8.0

 

UNBLEACHED PARRAFIN WAX

TYPICAL CHARACTERISTIC

Unbleached

Paraffin Wax

Grade

Oil Content

%wt Max.

Melting Point 

◦c

Color

Max.

Penetration

0.1mm@25◦c

Viscosity

@100◦c (cSt)

ASTM  D-721 ASTM D-87 ASTM D-1500 ASTM D-1321 ASTM D-445
M1 1 62-66 1 15-19 4.5-6.4
M2 2 62-66 1 15-19 4.5-6.4
M3 3 61-65 1 15-19 4.5-6.4
M5 5 60-65 1 15-19 4.5-6.4
M10 10 60-65 1 15-19 4.5-6.4
H1 1 68-71 4.5 6.5-8.0
H2 2 68-71 4.5 21-28 6.5-8.0
H3 3 68-71 4.5 21-28 6.5-8.0
HS 5 68-71 4.5 6.5-8.0
H10 10 66-69 4.5 . 6.5-8.0