Petroleum-based Wax

As a distributor of wax, TOYOCHEM Co., Ltd. handles quality petroleum-based waxes both domestically and abroad.

Classification of petroleum-based waxes

Petroleum wax is "a solid or semi-solid hydrocarbon at ordinary temperatures present in crude oil." The following types of waxes are available from petroleum.

Paraffin wax
Separated and refined from vacuum distilled oil and solid wax at ambient temperature
Microcrystalline wax
Solid wax at ambient temperature separated and refined from vacuum distilled residual oil or heavy distilled oil
Petrolatum
Semi-solid wax at ambient temperature separated and purified from vacuum distillation residue
Highly purified one is called Vaseline, which is used in cosmetics and pharmaceuticals.

Classify by Japanese Industrial Standards (JIS)

Paraffin wax

Characteristics

  • Linear hydrocarbons (normal paraffin) are the main components
  • Carbon number, less molecular weight
  • Large crystals
  • Oil content is small and hard
  • Excellent waterproof, moisture-proof and fragrance-retaining properties. Combustible and biodegradable

Our handled paraffin wax

Product name Shape Melting point (℃) Degree of penetration (dmm/25 °C) Oil content (%wt) Hue Characteristics
KH FRPW F58N Platy 58.0-60.0 MAX19 MAX0.5 +27MIN Manufactured abroad
FR5658A Series Platy 56.0-58.0 MAX19 MAX0.5 +27MIN Manufactured abroad
FR5660A Series Platy 58.0-60.0 MAX19 MAX0.5 +27MIN Manufactured abroad

Melting point: ASTM D87 penetration degree: ASTM D1321 oil content: ASTM D721 hue: ASTM D156

Microcrystalline wax

Characteristics

  • Composed of branched hydrocarbons (isoparaffins) and saturated cyclic hydrocarbons (cycloparaffins)
  • High carbon number and molecular weight
  • Small crystals
  • Oil content is high and soft. Supple and flexible

Our Handled Microcrystalline Wax

Product name Shape Melting point (℃) Degree of penetration (dmm/25 °C) Oil content (%wt) Hue Characteristics
IBERCER3800 Grain 90.0-105.0 MAX20 0-1.5 0-1 Manufactured abroad
VICTORY AMBER Platy 76.7-82.2 - - 0-2 Manufactured abroad (NuCera)
BE SQUARE 175 AMBER Platy *80-85.6 15-22 - 0.5-2 Manufactured abroad (NuCera)

Melting point: ASTM D 127(*ASTM D3954) Needling degree: ASTM D1321 oil content: ASTM D721 hue: ASTM D1500

Applications of Petroleum-based Wax

Coating of wrapping paper
Abrasives and rust preventive agents
Plastic
Electric insulating materials
Cosmetic products
Shoe cream
Crayon
Polish

We will prepare detailed materials and samples, so please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or requests.

Inquiries

Toyochem Co., Ltd.
Marketing Department, ADL Business Unit
TEL : +81-3-3272-3497