Comprised of mostly straight chain Hydrocarbons.
Melting points 120F-160F.
Paraffin Wax (FRP): Paraffin Wax with oil content
<0.5%, + 30 color, FDA
wax 115F-150F melting points. Less than 5% Oil Content, > +10
wax that has a larger portion of
branched hydrocarbon chains. Typically
more flexible than paraffin waxes and melting point range of 140F-200F
Unfiltered waxes that have the same qualities as refined and scale
they are darker in color and lack FDA approvals
Waxes, higher in oil content
waxes may have a
distinct petroleum odor.
known as Petroleum Jelly. Softer
both in finished form (USP) and unfinished forms.
waxes include Soy, Palm, Hydrogenated triglycerides, Carnauba, Montan
modified waxes typically used as additives in formulations and are used
alter wax specifications and or characteristics.
include Fisher Tropsch, Alpha
Olefins, and waxes derived from
ethylene and propylene.
of the above waxes blended together for specific applications