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Can You Eat Paraffin Wax


Can You Eat Paraffin Wax

Paraffin wax (or petroleum wax) is a soft colorless solid, derived from petroleum, coal or shale oil, that consists of a mixture of hydrocarbon molecules containing between twenty and forty carbon atoms.

fruit preservation.jpgAccording to refining degree, it is divided into fully refined paraffin wax and semi refined paraffin wax. According to its application, it can be classified into industrial paraffin wax and food grade paraffin wax.

Food grade paraffin wax is non-toxic and edible, but it can’t provide any nutritional component. Many countries has strict standards of paraffin wax used in food application. Aromatic hydrocarbons is harmful to the body, especially polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons.

Paraffin wax products are frequently used for direct coating of food. The most important of such applications are coatings for cheese and fruit. Food grade paraffin wax is also a component of chewing gum base.

Industrial paraffin wax is not edible, but it is widely used in candle, crayon, carton package, MDF&HDF making,etc. Ffaith has quality industrial paraffin wax with cheap price. 

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