Types of Wax
Waxes are large, and they are classified into two types: "natural waxes" derived from animals and plants and petroleum, and "synthetic waxes" which are artificially made. There are many kinds, each of which has different physical properties and characteristics.
Major types of wax
|Wax||Natural wax||Biological Origins||Animal-derived||
・ Shellac wax
・ Ibota wax
・ Candelilla wax
・ Rice wax
・ Wooden wax (mokuro, Japan Wax)
|Petroleum Origin||Crude oil-derived||
★ Paraffin wax
★ Microcrystalline wax
・ Slack wax
・ Montane wax
★ Polyethylene wax
★ Functional wax
・ Polypropylene wax
・ Fischer-Tropsch wax
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Characteristics of Wax
Materials that are friendly to humans and the environment
Naturally derived waxes are also used in food additives and cosmetics.
It is also high in biodegradable wax and is a material that is both human-and environmentally friendly.
Can impart various properties to materials
In general, wax has the following effects.
|Main effect||Application Example|
|Gloss and sheen||Fruit coatings, car waxes|
|Water-repellent, moisture-resistant, and soil-resistant||Waterproof cardboards coatings, creams for leather articles|
|Mold releasing and sliding materials||Mold release agent, anti-friction material * Depending on the type, it is also "anti-slip"|
|Electrical insulation||Capacitors, wires|
|Plastic improver||Engineering plastics modifiers, molding aids|
Other effects include dispersion, combustion, melting point adjustment, viscosity adjustment, and heat storage.
* It may vary depending on the type of wax, with some exceptions.
Easy storage and transportation
When heated, it becomes a liquid, but it is solid at ordinary temperature, so it is easy to retain and transport.
They range in shape from blocks to grains to powdered ones.
Example of wax use
TOYOCHEM Co., Ltd. offers a wide range of waxed products for a variety of applications. Please feel free to consult with us.
- Packaging & Industrial Division
Toyochem Co., Ltd.
- TEL : +81-3-3272-3497