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Many substances in contemporary daily life are all slowly created by people in smart technology. For example, paraffin is a high-tech substance that has been discovered in the extraction of traditional industrial production. It is a raw material that can be used in various fields. Paraffin is basically ubiquitous in our daily life, because there are many objects that need paraffin to manufacture. Let’s discusshow to choose paraffin wax as below.

What is paraffin wax?

Paraffin wax is a nitrogen compound compound obtained from some distillates of crude oil, shale oil or other bituminous mineral motor oil. The main component is solid ethane, odorless, odorless, milky white or light yellow transparent Color solid. Paraffin wax has various uses, and the key is to produce matchsticks, plywood, white canvas and so on.

Form of paraffin wax 

Paraffin wax can produce block or fibrous crystals obtained by solvent dewaxing or refrigerated wax crystals, squeezing and dewaxing to prepare wax paste, and then organic solvent degreasing and special preparation. Used to make higher fatty acids, higher alcohols, matchsticks, candles, waterproof coatings, creams, electrical insulation materials, etc.

What’s the grades of paraffin wax?

Paraffin wax is divided into food grade (food grade and packaging grade, the first one is excellent) and industrial production grade. Food grade is non-toxic, and industrial production grade cannot be taken. So we should choose paraffin wax according to our application.

Paraffin wax for paper

After the paper type is infiltrated into paraffin wax, various packaging papers with excellent moisture-proof properties can be produced, which can be used for food, medicine and other packaging, metal materials anti-rust treatment and printing industry; after paraffin wax is added with pure cotton yarn , Can make textile products soft, smooth and malleable; Paraffin wax can also be used to prepare detergents, demulsifiers, thickeners, tackifiers, lubricating greases, etc.

5.Fully refined paraffin wax and semi-refined paraffin wax are mainly used for a wide range of purposes. They are mainly used as ingredients for food, oral medicines and some products (such as wrapping paper, watercolor paint, candles, carbon paper) and packaging products, as well as coating for baking utensils. Medical dressing, used for refrigerating fruits, insulating layer of electrical components, improving the aging resistance and flexibility of vulcanized rubber, etc.

How to use paraffin wax 

In the process of modeling or coating, paraffin wax products are in a hot melt state for a long time and are in contact with air. If the stability is not good, they will be easily oxidized and deteriorated, the color will become darker, and even give off a odor. In addition, paraffin wax will turn yellow under light conditions during use. Therefore, paraffin wax is required to have good thermal stability, oxidation stability and light stability. The main factors affecting the stability of paraffin wax are the trace amounts of non-hydrocarbon compounds and fused ring aromatic hydrocarbons. In order to improve the stability of paraffin wax, it is necessary to deep refine the paraffin wax to remove these impurities.

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