Today we will talk about the production process of paraffin wax candles, we will discuss the following questions, what paraffin wax, how to choose the right paraffin wax, and the production process of paraffin wax candles.
Candles can bring a romantic, evocative fragrance and warm atmosphere to your home. Many widely used candles are made of paraffin waxes extracted from petroleum, chemical distillates, petroleum carbon black, etc.
Paraffin wax is a mixture of solid paraffin wax hydrocarbons, mainly composed of normal alkanes CnH2n+2. The number of carbon atoms is generally 22-36, and the molecular weight range is 360-540. The chemical composition of paraffin wax from different crude oils is also different. Pure paraffin wax is white, odorless and tasteless.
High melting paraffin wax point-this wax is very suitable for making cylindrical candles, hand-dipped fine candles, molded candles, shaped or carved gift candles. This wax is very hard and does not retain its fragrance. Its melting point is 145 degrees Fahrenheit or 63 degrees Celsius. This type of paraffin wax is needed to make the above types of wax so that the candle will not sag on its own when it cools. If you use this wax to make candles, you need to use additives.
Medium melting point-This wax is usually used to make prayer candles and sometimes to make container candles. Its melting point is 127-145 degrees Fahrenheit or 53-63 degrees Celsius. This wax is harder to the touch than a low-melting wax, but it retains its shape better. This kind of wax is good in maintaining fragrance, but requires the use of additives. This type of paraffin wax is lumpy and needs to be cut into small pieces to melt.
Low melting point-this type of wax melts at a temperature of 127 degrees Fahrenheit or 53 degrees Celsius. It is a soft wax. Soft wax is an ideal material for container candles and has the characteristics of long-lasting fragrance retention until the candle burns out So far, soft waxes have strong flexibility and do not require the use of additives. Softer paraffin wax has many advantages. However, its processing is more difficult and it releases more smoke and dust than other waxes.
Once you decide on the type of candle you want to make, Kunlun Paraffin Wax can choose the most suitable paraffin wax. No matter where you buy the paraffin wax, you must know the melting point of the paraffin wax you buy, so that the gift candles made will look good and popular.
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