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White oil

Microcrystalline Wax

Paraffin wax is a mixture of solid hydrocarbons of high molecular weight, which are obtained from crude petroleum. It is characterized by relatively large crystals which are insoluble in water or alcohol & sparingly soluble in benzene, turpentine, chloroform, ether, carbon disulfide and oils. It is also miscible with fats.

 

GRADES: Fully refined [58 - 60 °C, 60 - 64 °C]

APPLICATION

Paraffin Wax is ideally suitable for use in cosmetic formulations like creams, ointments, balms and also used in various lip care and foot care formulations. Other uses include various pharmaceutical formulations and manufacture of petroleum jelly. Paraffin Wax is widely used in the making of premium quality candles

TYPICAL PROPERTIES:

Sr. no. Typical properties Test Method Specification
      Fully refined
58 - 60 °C
Fully refined
60 - 64 °C

1

Colour

Visual

White

White

2

Odour

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Characteristic

Characteristic

3

Oil content

ASTM D 721

Less than 0.5 %

Less than 0.5 %

4

Melting point, °C

BP / Ph. Eur.

58 – 60

60 – 64

5

Needle penetration at 25 °C (0.1 mm)

ASTM D 1321

15 - 65

15 - 55

6

Acidity and Alkalinity

BP / Ph. Eur.

Complies

Complies

7

Sulphated Ash

Indian Phar.

NMT 0.1 %

NMT 0.1 %

8

Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons

BP / Ph. Eur.

Complies

Complies

9

Sulfates

BP / Ph. Eur.

Complies

Complies

10

Readily Carbonisable substances

USP

Complies

Complies

This product complies as per ICH Q3C (R4) guidelines and USP <467> for Residual solvents.

Packing

25 kg / 50 kg Cartons or Bags.